Video: How Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran Causes Unexpected Birth Defects
Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that causes birth defects. It was first approved in 1991 for cancer patients who were taking chemotherapy, but off-label marketing has led to disastrous results. In today’s video, Editor in Chief Larry Bodine interviews Kay Van Wey, a Dallas personal injury attorney.
GlaxoSmithKline began to market the drug for off-label uses, including to pregnant women who had morning sickness. However, the company never did any clinical trials or studies on whether the drug was safe for pregnant women, or how it could affect the unborn fetus. The federal government imposed a $1 billion fine on GlaxoSmithKline for its off-label marketing tactics.
If you are a pregnant woman and are taking Zofran, you should speak to your doctor about safer alternatives. There are other nausea medications that have not been associated with birth defects.
Studies have proven that Zofran causes birth defects including club foot, cleft palate, heart defects and malformed skulls. Any woman to took Zofran during her pregnancy and gave birth to a child with congenital birth defects should contact an experienced drug attorney who is litigating these cases nationally.
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