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January 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
The popular heartburn drug Propulsid can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats and even sudden death, the government said Monday, adding that the medicine should be used only as a last resort--and only by patients first given heart tests to ensure they are at low risk for the side effect.
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May 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Mississippi Supreme Court threw out a $48.5-million damage award against the makers of the heartburn drug Propulsid and ordered that separate trials be held for each of 10 plaintiffs. The justices, in the 6-1 decision, said it was improper to group the 10 plaintiffs together when their claims did not arise out of the same incident. Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc.
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September 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. drug company, one of its subsidiaries and several pharmacies went on trial, accused of negligently distributing a heartburn drug that may be linked to the deaths of at least 80 people. The trial, the first of its kind involving the drug Propulsid, pits 155 plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, N.J., a subsidiary and three pharmacies. The plaintiffs are suing each defendant in Claiborne County Circuit Court for $1 billion.
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September 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
A jury may not consider punitive damages against a drug maker which plaintiffs claim pushed sales of a heartburn drug even as the federal government moved to ban it, a judge ruled Saturday. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard said he was not convinced that drug maker Janssen acted maliciously. On Friday, jurors awarded $100 million in compensatory damages against Janssen and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Mississippi Supreme Court threw out a $48.5-million damage award against the makers of the heartburn drug Propulsid and ordered that separate trials be held for each of 10 plaintiffs. The justices, in the 6-1 decision, said it was improper to group the 10 plaintiffs together when their claims did not arise out of the same incident. Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc.
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September 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury in Port Gibson awarded $100 million to plaintiffs who claimed a drug maker pushed sales of a heartburn product even as the government moved to ban it. Jurors returned the verdict after less than three hours of deliberations in the $1.2-billion suit against drug maker Janssen and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs said they suffered anxiety, heart conditions and other health problems after using Propulsid.
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September 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
A jury may not consider punitive damages against a drug maker which plaintiffs claim pushed sales of a heartburn drug even as the federal government moved to ban it, a judge ruled Saturday. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard said he was not convinced that drug maker Janssen acted maliciously. On Friday, jurors awarded $100 million in compensatory damages against Janssen and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson.
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December 20, 2000 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of its history, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved new prescription medicines at a grudging pace, paying daily homage to the physician's creed, "First, do no harm." Then in the early 1990s, the demand for AIDS drugs changed the political climate. Congress told the FDA to work closely with pharmaceutical firms in getting new medicines to market more swiftly. President Clinton urged FDA leaders to trust industry as "partners, not adversaries."
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September 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury in Port Gibson awarded $100 million to plaintiffs who claimed a drug maker pushed sales of a heartburn product even as the government moved to ban it. Jurors returned the verdict after less than three hours of deliberations in the $1.2-billion suit against drug maker Janssen and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs said they suffered anxiety, heart conditions and other health problems after using Propulsid.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. drug company, one of its subsidiaries and several pharmacies went on trial, accused of negligently distributing a heartburn drug that may be linked to the deaths of at least 80 people. The trial, the first of its kind involving the drug Propulsid, pits 155 plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, N.J., a subsidiary and three pharmacies. The plaintiffs are suing each defendant in Claiborne County Circuit Court for $1 billion.
NEWS
January 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
The popular heartburn drug Propulsid can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats and even sudden death, the government said Monday, adding that the medicine should be used only as a last resort--and only by patients first given heart tests to ensure they are at low risk for the side effect.
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