Approved to treat nausea and vomiting, pregnant women who took to Zofran to help with morning sickness have unknowingly put their unborn children at risk. In lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of this drug,.
FDA approved to treat nausea for patients undergoing chemotherapy, and surgery, Zofran works to block nausea and vomiting signals sent to the brain. Doctors were prescribing this drug, as an off-label way for pregnant women to have a way to deal with their morning sickness symptoms. However, manufacturers of Zofran GlaxoSmithKline later advised doctors that their drug could safely relieve...Read More
The U.S. Department of Justiced filed both civil and criminal claims against GlaxoSmithKline in 2012. To date, it is the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, especially with the companies agreement to a $3 billion payment. Because Zofran was being promoted as a suitable drug for use by pregnant women without FDA approval, this case remains the biggest...Read More
One of the first lawsuits citing birth defects from using Zofran came in February 2015, from Tomisha LeClair of Massachusetts. After being prescribed the anti-nausea drug while pregnant, her...Read More