Monday, October 17, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Wins Zero Verdict Over Levaquin's Side Effects

Johnson & Johnson on Friday won a significant lawsuit concerning whether it adequately alerted doctors to the risks in prescribing Levaquin.

J & J is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits from plaintiffs who claim the company was slow in fully warning doctors about reports linking Levaquin to tendonitis and tendon ruptures. In a New Jersey state court in Atlantic City, lawyers for the drug maker told jurors that the Levaquin label had included information about tendon problems since the FDA approved the drug in 1996.

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