Even though the first case has yet to be heard, more and more women are filing Zofran birth defect lawsuits in federal courts. For example, one mother who was prescribed Zofran to treat her morning sickness recently filed a claim because her son was born with serious heart defects which required surgeries to correct. These women were given a drug that wasn’t FDA approved for use in pregnant women.
Zofran Involved In Largest US Health Care Fraud
In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was ordered to pay $3 billion in 3 False Claims Act settlements. This became the largest health care fraud award in the US. It was alleged that the pharma company had illegally promoted some of their best selling drugs, including Zofran, for off-label use. They were accused of paying doctors to prescribe their medications and of falsely representing the safety of these drugs.
Zofran, was approved by the FDA to treat nausea and vomiting [...]