Manufacturers of commonly used SSRI antidepressants including Effexor are under fire for not warning of the possible side effects associated with using their drugs.
Effexor is an antidepressant that contains venlafaxine, which affects chemicals in the brain that can potentially be unbalanced for those with depression. Researchers have found that this drug can also significantly reduce the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy -a form of nerve damage, characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the legs, as well as other extremities. As Effexor...Read More
Though originally manufactured by Wyeth in 1993, Pfizer acquired the company and rights for Effexor in 2009. From there, the drug became the best selling antidepressant worldwide. Since then, there have been numerous lawsuits against the company claiming that children are being born with debilitating birth defects, after pregnant mothers took the medication.
With misleading...Read More
In 2012, both the Adamczyk and Demastus families filed lawsuits in Philadelphia court, alleging that the manufacturer had knowledge of the birth defects associated with Effexor. The claim extended...Read More