This is just the latest legal action to involve AndroGel. AbbVie is also named in dozens of testosterone treatment lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered life-threatening cardiovascular problems due to their use of AndroGel.
New York, New York (PRWEB) September 09, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed an AndroGel lawsuit (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/androgel-lawsuit/) that alleges AbbVie, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., and Besins Healthcare, Inc. illegally blocked lower-cost generic versions of the testosterone treatment from coming to market, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the complaint, which was filed on September 8th in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Defendants’ actions caused AndroGel users to pay millions of dollars more than necessary for the brand medication. Among other things, the lawsuit charges that AbbVie and Besins filed baseless patent infringement lawsuits against Teva to keep generic versions off the market. AbbVie then entered into an anticompetitive pay-for-delay settlement agreement with Teva to further delay generic drug competition, according to the FTC. (Case 2:14-cv-05151-RK)
“This is just the latest legal action to involve AndroGel. AbbVie is also named in dozens of testosterone treatment lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered life-threatening cardiovascular problems due to their use of AndroGel,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is offering free and confidential case reviews to individuals who allegedly have suffered heart attacks, strokes, dangerous blood clots and other serious heart events due to their use of testosterone treatment therapies.
According to court documents, AndroGel is one of several testosterone replacement therapies named in lawsuits that claim the medications caused dangerous heart problems, including heart attacks and strokes. The majority of these filings are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, where all federally-filed cases have been consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
According to court records, the testosterone litigation began to grow shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced in January that it was investigating the cardiovascular side effects potentially associated with this class of drugs. Last week, FDA reviewers released a report in advance of the meeting which concluded that there was little evidence to indicate that low testosterone therapy provided any benefits for men who used the drugs to alleviate fatigue, low libido and other symptoms associated with aging. The agency is scheduled to convene an outside panel of advisors on September 17th to discuss this matter, and to explore ways in which cardiovascular risks might be mitigated. *
Men who experienced heart attacks, strokes, or other life-threatening heart problems that were allegedly related to the use of AndroGel or another testosterone treatment may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a testosterone lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call the Firm today at 800-511-5092.
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