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Ava Lawson

Ava is a leading contributor and editor at Injury Lawyer News. She covers all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry from FDA regulation and recalls to corporate issues and litigation.

Takeda Offers $2.2 Billion Actos Settlement

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of Actos, is willing to pay $2.2 billion to resolve claims that it concealed cancer risks linked to its diabetes medicine. The proposed Actos settlement, if accepted by plaintiffs, would mark one of the largest U.S. accords of patient lawsuits involving pharmaceutical... Read More

Mirena Lawsuit Alleges IUD Perforated Pelvis

Massachusetts resident Carolyn Ferrara is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals over personal injuries and economic damages she alleges are a direct a result of the Mirena IUD. The product liability complaint was brought in the US District Court for the Western District of Massachusetts and lists... Read More

GSK Faces New Zofran Lawsuit Alleging Birth Defects

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Zofran is a powerful anti-nausea medication manufactured and sold by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The prescription drug, also known as ondansetron, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients going through radiation and/or chemotherapy, as well as post-operative patients who’ve had general anesthesia.... Read More

Male Breast Growth Topic of Risperdal Lawsuit

According to a recent product liability lawsuit, defendants Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals knew that Risperidone was defective and likely to cause male breast growth in patients, but still engaged in illegal marketing practices to promote the drug. The antipsychotic medication, which is sold... Read More