Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Pharma begins to settle cases alleging connection between antidepressants and suicide
AboutLawsuits.com is reporting that Forest Laboratories is beginning to settle lawsuits that allege that its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro caused teenagers to attempt suicide or take their own lives. The Celexa and Lexapro settlements come about a month after the company pled guilty to illegally marketing of the drugs to children. There are 54 lawsuits pending against the company, which were consolidated and centralized in federal court in St. Louis. The defendant agreed to settle four of the cases last week, two others in the weeks before that and more settlements are expected in the coming months. Go here for the full story.