Navigation Links
New Report Shows How Drug Industry Immunity Would Endanger Women
Date:10/29/2008

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the national consumer rights group Center for Justice & Democracy finds that many of this country's dangerous government-approved drugs and devices have been marketed specifically for women. Many of these products were removed or made safer only after women filed lawsuits.

The release of the report, THE BITTEREST PILL -- How Drug Companies Fail To Protect Women and How Lawsuits Save Their Lives, comes less than a week before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Wyeth v. Levine, widely considered to be one of the court's most important decisions this term. The Court will hear arguments on November 3 whether to afford the drug industry unprecedented legal immunity for causing injuries or death, despite negligent or irresponsible behavior.

"This report tells the story of the hyped marketing to women of a disproportionate number of unsafe drugs and devices resulting in countless deaths and injuries," said report co-author Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director of the Center for Justice & Democracy. "Many times, these dangers were only known, or in some cases products pulled from the market, after women and their families filed lawsuits. The lives of countless other women were saved. Blanket immunity for drug companies would be devastating for women."

"Women have been hurt many times over the years by FDA-approved drugs, whether because drug companies withheld information and lied about health risks, or because the FDA has lacked the resources or political will to keep dangerous products off the market," said Cynthia Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women's Health Network. "This report from Center for Justice & Democracy documents the devastating consequences of these regulatory failures and shows how women who have been hurt by unsafe drugs have used lawsuits to bring critical information to light, protecting other women from suffering similar harm."

THE BITTEREST PILL examines the history of a variety of products including many types of birth control methods and hormone therapies, as well as lactation and acne drugs. Said report co-author Amanda Melpolder, "As new drugs and devices are developed and marketed, it is imperative that women have the safest and most effective products available. That means making sure corporations are held legally accountable for causing injuries."

Go to http://centerjd.org for the report.

CONTACT

Joanne Doroshow, Amanda Melpolder

212/267-2801


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Justice & Democracy
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
2. Nu Skin Enterprises Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results
3. Watson Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
4. P&G Reports First Quarter EPS of $1.03 Up 12% on 9% Sales Growth
5. Cardinal Health Reports First Quarter Results
6. Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-arms Unit Sales to Reach 9.6 Thousand Units by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts
7. World Biochips Market to Reach $3.4 billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
8. Global Toothpaste Market to Reach $12.7 Billion by 2012, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
9. Grupo Casa Saba Quarterly Earnings Report 3Q08
10. uKarma Reports Progress With International Distribution Agreement for Its Xflowsion DVD Series
11. STAAR Surgical Reports 33% Third Quarter Revenue Growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency, serving families ... new charity campaign. As part of their ongoing community involvement program, funds are ... that children deserve a voice, and in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Tingley Rubber Corporation , a leading ... range of unique and advantaged protective solutions to a growing and dynamic ... customer service and marketing support. A new distribution center in Brampton, Ontario will ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted February ... (ISE®) West Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... GrassrootsHealth published data from its D*action public ... in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with substantially higher vitamin D levels than a cohort ... states Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth, “the safety and benefits of vitamin ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... The ... annually in this country. The AutismOne 2016 Conference, which is being held May 25-29 ... often won’t hear elsewhere about helpful interventions and causes of chronic illness in children. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqx6nz/global_skin ) ... Skin Protective Equipment Market 2016-2020" report to ... ) has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. --> ... the addition of the "Global Skin Protective ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  A research team ... scientists has discovered details of how the abnormal breakage ... a particularly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ... which genetic mutations trigger overproduction of immature cells, called ... The discoveries of the malfunction underlying the type called ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... -- As part of a major growth and expansion initiative, Dune ... Lori Chmura as President of Dune Inc., its U.S. ... extensive experience in the medical device space will play a ... --> --> In her ... marketing and operational functions in the U.S. She is tasked ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: