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Neurontin Injury Attorneys

First released in the mid 1990's by Parke-Davis, Neurontin is now sold by Pfizer. The FDA approved Neurontin for treatment of epileptic seizures. However, there is evidence that almost 80 percent of prescriptions written for Neurontin are for treatment of illnesses other than epilepsy and seizures. This practice, called "off-label" use, puts thousands of people at risk. People are exposed to Neurontin's many side effects for treatment of conditions that the drug has not been proven to alleviate.

Before Pfizer took over, allegations were made that Parke-Davis falsified medical information and studies to promote Neurontin's off-label use. Furthermore, the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston uncovered evidence showing that Parke-Davis gave illegal kickbacks to Doctors who prescribed the drug. These unethical practices have contributed to Neurontin becoming the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant in the United States . Some disorders that Neurontin is used for without FDA approval include:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Pain Syndromes, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Essential Tremor Periodic Limb Movement
  • Migraine
  • Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

The United States Justice Department settled with Pfizer after a nearly two year long investigation. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer pled guilty to illegally promoting Neurontin for unapproved uses and paid a $430 million fine. This is the second largest fine ever paid in this type of investigation. Unfortunately, it is questionable whether even this amount will deter future fraud and deception.

Neurontin, and other anticonvulsants, have been linked to an increase in suicidal behavior. Knowing this risk, the fact that Pfizer promoted Neurontin use for disorders it was not proven to help becomes even more infuriating.

If you or a loved one took Neurontin and suffered an injury, please contact a Neurontin attorney immediately to discuss your legal rights.

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