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AG accuses Pfizer over bogus Zoloft scheme

Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 1:04 pm by Williams Hart    

The Louisiana Attorney General filed a claim on October 21 stating that Pfizer deceitfully marketed the antidepressant Zoloft, resulting in undue reimbursements for the drug from the state’s Medicaid fund.

The lawsuit states that Pfizer failed to make “serious issues” associated with how well Zoloft works and clinical studies that revealed the drug was basically a placebo known by utilizing deceptive advertising, and publishing false and manipulated data in medical journals. The lawsuit further stated that Pfizer suppresses unfavorable results for Zoloft by “manipulating published efficacy data, paying key opinion leaders to bolster Zoloft’s efficacy, and deceptively concealing Zoloft’s inefficacy.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman from Pfizer said its medicine carries “accurate, science-based and FDA-approved” details about its benefits and dangers.

Pfizer currently faces countless lawsuits over claims that Zoloft allegedly has caused birth defects among children born to mothers who took it. If you are a parent who believes your child has suffered due to Zoloft, our lawyers at Williams Hart can help you explore your legal options. Contact us at (713) 352-7071 today for a free case evaluation.

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