Navigation Links
Hagens Berman Files Class Action Against Bayer Healthcare Over Misleading Marketing Campaign
Date:11/19/2008

SEATTLE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of consumers filed a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit earlier this week against Bayer Healthcare LLC, a subsidiary of Bayer AG (FRA: BAY), alleging the pharmaceutical giant skirted FDA requirements in marketing two aspirin-based drugs.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO)

The suit states that Bayer markets two of its over-the-counter products -- Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage and Bayer Women's Low Dose Aspirin + Calcium -- as products that reduce the risks of heart disease and osteoporosis in women. According to the plaintiffs, these medical claims require an approved new-drug application to be considered legal for marketing purposes.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey by Seattle-based Hagens Berman, alleges Bayer used improper marketing tactics aimed at heart patients fearing high cholesterol and heart disease with Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage, and women fighting osteoporosis with Bayer Women's Low Dose Aspirin + Calcium.

"Bayer knew that these drugs were illegally targeted at consumers susceptible to the claims -- consumers who feared heart disease and women concerned with fighting osteoporosis," said Steve Berman managing partner of Hagens Berman and lead attorney for the plaintiffs. "This suit is a direct response to Bayer's scheme to convince millions of consumers to buy the drugs sidestepping FDA oversight."

While both drugs are labeled as a pain reliever with additional benefits, neither drug is approved by the FDA for use, the lawsuit claims. If approved by the court, the class action case would represent purchasers of the over- the-counter drugs across the country.

Reports also indicate the two drugs require a health care professional's diagnosis and supervision.
'/>"/>

SOURCE Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Class Action Filed Against Spectranetics
2. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Attorneys Representing Consumers Prepare for $12 Billion RICO Trial Against McKesson for Alleged Drug Price Manipulation
3. Hagens Berman Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Case Against Schering-Plough and Merck
4. Gunther von Hagens BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Welcome Specimens From Worlds First Living Body Donor for Plastination
5. Gunther Von Hagens BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Mark 25th Million Visitor Milestone
6. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Nationwide Class Action Certified in Average Wholesale Price Litigation
7. Hagens Berman: Eleven Defendants Settle in Average Wholesale Price Litigation
8. Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens Clarifies: Plastinates Not For Sale
9. CORRECTED: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Files Suit Against Merck and Schering-Plough
10. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces Investigation Into Marketing of Vytorin and Zetia
11. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Judge Orders Double Damages, Issues Stinging Rebuke in Average Wholesale Price Case
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 Promising new research published in ... light on the potential ability of ketones to support ... The study shows that brain hypometabolism ... by impaired glucose uptake and/or utilization, and results suggest ... , The study, by the Research Center on Aging ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 16, 2014) A study led by ... the chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood ... production. The study appears in September 17 edition ... By clarifying which patients are at highest risk ... the findings to eventually increase use of pre-treatment ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. ... that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you ... of dryness in the wine. , When wine growers turn ... of processes to bring out the desired flavour in the ... part of the taste is known in wine terminology as ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A  recent ... of a 24-year-old man named Advait Thakur who had ... caused by degenerative disc disease. This disease led to ... his nerve roots and causing severe pain. Leading spine ... and how it can lead to such severe pain, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global ... the opening of the 2014 Next Steps user conference ... very excited to meet up in Chicago again this ... Steps from our clients and partners, which shows how ... look forward to some very engaging and fun days ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Publishes New Study Suggesting Ketones have Potential to Compensate for Brain Energy Deficit 2Health News:Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Publishes New Study Suggesting Ketones have Potential to Compensate for Brain Energy Deficit 3Health News:Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 2Health News:Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 3Health News:Nanoscience makes your wine better 2Health News:Nanoscience makes your wine better 3Health News:24-Year-Old Back in College After Degenerative Disc Disease Kept Him Out 2Health News:24-Year-Old Back in College After Degenerative Disc Disease Kept Him Out 3Health News:NetDimensions Next Steps User Conference in North America Opens Today with Record Attendance 2Health News:NetDimensions Next Steps User Conference in North America Opens Today with Record Attendance 3
... An alert over potential outbreak of 'Legionnaires Disease' has ... visited the Grand Atlantic Hotel before 10 Nov in ... samples tested positive for Legionelle Bacteria. The hotel which ... out a thorough disinfection. ,The Legionnaires disease ...
... OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DOES NOT PREDICT EFFECT ON HEART ... blood pressure can lead to a potentially dangerous enlargement of ... at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Children's Hospital ... not true for children, at least, that the higher the ...
... Britain has revealed that almost 59,000 Brits have an HIV ... cases were diagnosed last year. //,70 per cent of the ... Eastern Europe. Bulgaria and Romania are among the nations with ... ,It has been found that almost none of ...
... contributed to the health ratings of the famous spirit, known ... in much the same way as mice on a normal ... conducted by Harvard Scientists. ,Delving more into the ... blessings, following a second study conducted on mice. The compound ...
... fight the stigma of the disease. // ,According to ... fallen to 1.56 percent in 2005, from 14.7 percent in 2001. ... the cured are called, have been roped in since leprosy is ... in Ranchi has gone up to 1.60 percent between April and ...
... revelation, some researchers have discerned a thread of similarity ... likeness of character. //For instance, it was observed that ... had a past criminal record compared to owners of ... ,During a study of 355 dog owners in Ohio, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children and Chronic Kidney Disease 2Health News:Children and Chronic Kidney Disease 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Research and Markets ... Cancer Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... growth of cancerous cells in the breast tissue. It ... cancer is rare. Histologically, breast cancer can be classified ... undifferentiated carcinoma. Ductal carcinoma is the form of breast ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , 17. September 2014 ... ), hat heute die Markteinführung des ... Probenverarbeitung, in Europa bekannt gegeben. Der ... Universalplattform zur Vereinfachung der präanalytischen Probenverarbeitung. ... und fehlerbehaftete Arbeitsschritte bei der manuellen ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 3SBio Inc., ("3SBio") a leading ... focusing on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing ... into an exclusive license agreement with JenKem Technology ... marketing in Mainland China of PEG-irinotecan, a long-acting ... is over-expressed in many solid tumors, including colorectal, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Breast Cancer Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Astrazeneca, Eli Lilly and Company and F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis 2Global Breast Cancer Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Astrazeneca, Eli Lilly and Company and F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis 3Hologic stellt in Europa den Tomcat vor, ein neues Gerät zur präanalytischen Probenverarbeitung 2Hologic stellt in Europa den Tomcat vor, ein neues Gerät zur präanalytischen Probenverarbeitung 33SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 23SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 33SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 43SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 5
... N.J., Oct. 27 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... Laboratories, Inc., filed a new drug application under Section ... (FFDCA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... and 40 mg tablets.  Watson,s rosuvastatin zinc tablets are ...
... Oct. 27 Intrinsic Bioprobes today announced that ... issued US Patent 7,816,095 covering novel blood protein ... first of a series of patent applications that ... clinical utility. "The biomarkers were discovered ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Watson Confirms Crestor® Patent Challenge 2Intrinsic Bioprobes Announces Issuance of US Patent for Novel Biomarkers and Assays for Myocardial Infarction 2
... developed the world's first 8-channel ... completely AC powered in 1951. ... a number of standard setting ... systems, such as a Windows ...
... you're getting an ambulatory and a clinical EEG ... Mobee O2 can be used for ambulatory EEG ... or in-lab sleep studies. And both feature 32 ... placement. The Mobee O2 includes the additional enhancement ...
... The VISULAS 690s is the ... the instrument of choice for ... clinical trials, Carl Zeiss has ... in laser manufacturing to create ...
... Humphrey Lens Analyzers Model 350 and ... most comprehensive lensometry for your practice. ... Analyzer (LA) gives fast and accurate ... lenses, prism lenses, contact lenses, polycarbonate ...
Medicine Products: