Despite Earning $17 Billion and Paying No Taxes from 2010 through 2012, Pfizer Seeks to Renounce American Citizenship for Tax Benefits

Founded in a red brick building in Brooklyn in 1849, Pfizer, one of America’s oldest companies and the seller of the hugely profitable Viagra and Lipitor, is seeking to renounce its American citizenship and move to climes where it can pay fewer taxes. Despite its huge success in the US with its powerhouse blockbusters bringing [...]

May 21st, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Despite Earning $17 Billion and Paying No Taxes from 2010 through 2012, Pfizer Seeks to Renounce American Citizenship for Tax Benefits

Lipitor Type 2 Diabetes Litigation Heating up

Countless people who took Lipitor (Atorvastatin) and were later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are seeking to hold Pfizer and its distributors responsible.  In California, cases filed throughout the State have been coordinated before Judge Jane Johnson in Los Angeles with an initial status conference held on February 25, 2014. (See JCCP 4761). Judge Johnson [...]

March 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor Type 2 Diabetes Litigation Heating up

Big Pharma Fined $3.75 Billion in Fraud Penalties in Fiscal 2013

According to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, these departments recovered $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines in the 2013 fiscal year, which ended in September 2013.  This is a $100 million increase from the 2012 fiscal year.  The five-year total in fines has now reached $19.2 billion.  Pharma drugmakers [...]

March 3rd, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Big Pharma Fined $3.75 Billion in Fraud Penalties in Fiscal 2013

Pfizer’s Lipitor Faces Colluding Charges in Australia

Amid the growing lawsuits and controversy that Pfizer’s Lipitor causes type-2 diabetes in female patients between the ages of 50 and 79 with BMI (Body Mass Index) below 30, (See California coordinated Lipitor cases in Los Angeles Superior Court JCCP no. 4761; In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502 (JPML)), Pfizer faces more legal [...]

February 24th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Pfizer’s Lipitor Faces Colluding Charges in Australia

In 2013, Lipitor, Diabetes, and Post Menopausal Women Controversy Finally Gets Attention

Thanks to all of our regular readers of The Brandi Law Firm Blog.  We try to write about matters that we are involved in representing consumers in the area of defective drugs and devices, consumer issues, and auto safety.  We have seen our readership grow by fivefold this year and we thank you for your interest. [...]

December 27th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on In 2013, Lipitor, Diabetes, and Post Menopausal Women Controversy Finally Gets Attention

Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

This week, Johnson & Johnson etched its name in the history books of another big pharma company that has been fined over billions of dollars due to a drug manufacturer practices of improper marketing and failure to warn.  Johnson & Johnson pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed [...]

November 7th, 2013|Actos Diabetes Drug, Avandia Diabetes Drug, DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Lipitor, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

If you have watched a news program, sporting event, or network television show recently you have seen multiple ads for drugs or devices that will change your life.  Whether it is “Larry the cable guy” for the “purple” pill, a handsome athletic looking couple looking for the right moment assisted by a “blue” pill, an [...]

October 23rd, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

Are Too Many Doctors Simply Sales People for Big Pharma?

Big Pharma paid doctors more than $1 billion in 2012 to act in various spokesperson capacities, for travel and meals, as well as research and royalties, which is significantly more than reported in 2011.  According to a new data reported in the Financial Times, that figure only includes the 12 leading drug makers who actually [...]

May 29th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Are Too Many Doctors Simply Sales People for Big Pharma?