Drug makers faced the most lawsuits of any industry last year. We're not pointing fingers, but the numbers are just nuts.
"Since 2000, more than 65,000 product liability lawsuits have been filed against prescription drugmakers" The big four targeted in the last few years: hormone-replacement drug Prempro, birth-control patch Ortho Evra, anti-psychotic Seroquel and anti-seizure drug Neurontin.
Plaintiffs claim drugmakers failed to disclose the drugs' risks and/or failed to properly test them.
A law professor offered his two-cents on the situation: "The lawyers have created almost an assembly-line approach to use ... against an industry that's in tobacco-land in terms of how much people hate it." Ouch. Read [USA Today]