St. Jude Medical announced yesterday that it is launching another clinical trial of its Eon and Eon Mini IPG neurostimilator, which is used to treat chronic pain. The new 450-patient clinical trial will compare spinal cord stimulation with a combination of SCS and peripheral nerve field stimulation in the treatment of chronic lower back pain and leg pain in patients who have undergone lumbar back surgery.
An eighteen year old man has filed a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the drug caused enlarged male breast growth. He took the drug for approximately six years, starting at the age of seven. He claims that Risperdal was not FDA approved for treatment of children during that time.
A Zoloft birth defects lawsuit was recently filed against the drug’s manufacturer in San Francisco County Superior Court. The plaintiff claims that Pfizer failed to warn her of serious risks to her unborn child if she took the SSRI early in her pregnancy.