Pharmaceutical Drugs

July 23rd, 2019 by Rieders Travis in Pharmaceutical Drugs

RICO-PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG MARKETING-AVANDIA RICO-PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG MARKETING-AVANDIA- In re Avandia Marketing, Sales and Products Liability Litigation, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 37485 (3d Cir. December 17, 2019) Restrepo, C.J.  Health care plan sued manufacturer of Avandia claiming RICO violation, violation under state law and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.  The district court granted the motion to dismiss and the Third Circuit reversed and remanded.  The plans claimed that Avandia concealed data with respect to potential cardiovascular risks and side effects, violating RICO and various consumer-protection laws.  GSK failed to demonstrate that the Plans’ state-law consumer protection claims are preempted by the FTCA.  The district court erred in granting summary judgment on the plans’ RICO claims without giving plans the benefit of discovery on those claims.  Presumably, these claims may be brought by an individual that would even have more direct standing. Do Sleep Aids Impair Driving Performance? People who cannot sleep become desperate, so it is not surprising that sleep aids are used by approximately 60 million Americans each year. In addition to prescription drugs, there are many over-the-counter medications used for treating insomnia. Most common sleep aids help people…

Adverse Drug Events

September 13th, 2016 by Rieders Travis in Pharmaceutical Drugs

PA Drug Injury Lawyer

Pharmaceutical drugs, and medical devices, are highly risky and dangerous instrumentalities. Some drugs and medical devices should not be on the market at all, and others may cause an adverse event, which is an injury resulting from use of the drug or medical device. The law concerning pharmaceutical drugs is not the same as that relating to medical devices. There are important distinctions. The involvement of the Food and Drug Administration causes many complexities because of a legal doctrine called preemption. If you or someone you love has been injured by a pharmaceutical drug or medical device, you may have the option of filing a lawsuit for damages in connection with the injuries and compensable losses. Cliff Rieders at the law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann is one of the leading lawyers in this field of practice. Rieders has written “the book” that Pennsylvania attorneys use in medical liability areas, including cases concerning medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Rieders is a Board Certified attorney, Past President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, and lectures widely to other attorneys on the subject. Liability with respect to pharmaceutical drugs and…