2005) (consolidating and transferring cases); In re Propulsid
One woman, speaking to a reporter for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, summed it up this way: When she read that the drug Propulsid
might cause harm, she stopped taking it and signed up for a lawsuit.
He had also played a part in the removal of Lotronex, Baycol, Seldane, and Propulsid
Representative engagements include Omniscan, Prempro/Premarin (hormone therapy), Phen-Fen, OxyContin and Propulsid
Also, do not take fluconazole if you are taking cisapride (Propulsid
) because this drug combination could cause serious, even fatal, heart problems.
(121) To distinguish between diverse Vioxx cases and to select a representative pool for bellwether trials, Judge Fallon used five major variables, which included: "(1) type of injury (heart attack, stroke, or other), (2) period of ingestion (short-term versus long-term), (3) age group (older or younger than sixty-five), (4) prior health history (previous cardiovascular injuries or not), and (5) date of injury (before or after a certain label change)." (122) By contrast, in the Propulsid
litigation, Judge Fallon selected categories based on different alleged injuries.
Judge Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana embraced this practice in the MDLs involving the drugs Vioxx and Propulsid
. This procedure proved exceedingly effective in the Vioxx MDL, which included over 6,000 cases, 2,000 of which were direct-filed.
Fallon, a highly regarded judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana utilized such techniques as the MDL judge in several pharmaceutical product liability mass torts including In re Propulsid
Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1355) and In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1657).
estate of a woman who died after using Propulsid
, (96) a drug used to
On May 19, 1999, Nancy Gellner began taking Propulsid
to treat acid reflux.
Patients taking Sustiva should not take Hismanal (astemizole), Vascor (bepridil), Propulsid
(cisapride), Versed (midazolam), Orap (pimozide), Halcion (triazolam), or ergot derivatives (for example, Wigraine and Cafergot).
The anti-depressant Paxil was another heavy hitter until reports of suicide and homicide ushered the drug into courtrooms, and the list continues with Vioxx (arthritis/pain), Celebrex (same), Norplant (contraception), and Propulsid
(heartburn and gastro-esophageal reflux).