Injury Lawyers Release New infographic and video about the antidepressant Zoloft and its alleged dangers

(PRWEB) 22 July 2013 Zoloft (sertaline hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which was used to treat anxiety and depress...


(PRWEB) 22 July 2013

Zoloft (sertaline hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which was used to treat anxiety and depression. The drug was first approved by the FDA in 1991, and it has earned hundreds of millions of dollars since Pfizer. According to the company’s annual report, it earned more than $ 537 million in sales in 2011 alone (i). In recent years, SSRI antidepressants like Zoloft subject of FDA warnings and lawsuits. The FDA has issued two warnings on the possible link between SSRIs and persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN). The first warning was issued via this link, in July 2006, but the recent warning in December 2011 found that medical studies have not conclusively confirmed nor denied this link. After looking at the data, the FDA found that two studies suggested an increased risk of PPHN with SSRI during pregnancy, while three studies do not support this conclusion (ii).

some women who took this drug during pregnancy that lawyers have spoken hundreds of lawsuits Zoloft birth defects. These procedures were consolidated through multidistrict litigation (MDL) on 17 April 2012 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After a 10 July 2013 report by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, there were a total of 412 complaints filed and there are 370 lawsuits pending in the case of In Re: Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) Product Liability Litigation MDL – 2342. These measures include allegations that Zoloft is a prescription medicine used to treat depression and other disorders admitted, caused birth defects in children when their mothers take the medication during pregnancy (iii).

The results of a recent medical studies have suggested that patients who take SSRI drugs may face an increased risk of other side effects. On 29 April 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association conducted a study that investigated whether perioperative use of SSRIs saw associated with negative results of the operation in a national sample of patients published in Internal Medicine. The study looked Surgery Results from 375 hospitals and more than 534,000 patients taking SSRIs such as Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and have been, among others. It determined that these patients higher odds of in-hospital mortality, readmission and had bleeding at 30 days (iv).

Attorney Paul dOliveira stated, depression is a very serious disease, the doctors and the manufacturers should approach appropriate. This means that doctors should tell patients about alternatives to prescription drugs and the manufacturers should warn about the possible side effects of their drug. In my opinion, the medical industry has view of the fact that they lost the treatment of real people. Treatment decisions have on a person by person basis are made with the patient’s best interest in mind. Our firm provides services with real people in mind and that is the reason that we published our new informative graphics and video on Zoloft. We believe that awareness is an important step in empowering consumers.

d’Oliveira & Associates has been studying the safety of antidepressants, including SSRIs. Visit the site and you will see the Zoloft infographic and video. The firm is currently working with some of the most experienced Zoloft lawyers in the country,. Dealing with these birth defects lawsuits Contact the firm to receive a free legal consultation and there are no legal fees if you. A settlement or award Call toll free at 1-800-922-6878 or fill out a contact form on their website in confidence.

(i) Pfizer’s Annual Report of 2012.

pfizer.com/files/annualreport/2012/financial/financial2012.pdf

(ii) FDA Drug Safety Communication, 14 December 2011.

fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm283375.htm

(iii) Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, Pending MDL Dockets.

jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

paed.uscourts.gov/mdl2342a.asp

(iv) Internal Medicine, JAMA, 29 April 2013.

archinte.jamanetwork.com / article.aspx? articleid = 1682366

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