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Pfizer to Pay $190M in Neurontin Class Action Settlement


This is a settlement for the Neurontin lawsuit.

New York, NY: A $190M settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Pfizer which alleges the pharma giant engaged in tactics to delay market entry of generic versions of its epilepsy drug Neurontin.

The lawsuit was filed by purchasers of Neurontin in 2002, claiming Pfizer undertook campaign of sham patent infringement lawsuits and promotion of the drug for unapproved uses in order to maintain market exclusivity. The case is In re Neurontin Antitrust Litigation, No. 02-1390, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

In 2004, Pfizer pleaded guilty to criminal charges of illegal marketing of Neurontin and paid $430 million to federal and state governments.

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Posted by
Rdg369
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I have been diagnosed with a condition I'm constantly in pain. I was put on. Norontin. I have been on it since 2009. I thought I had a short time before I would be in a 24 hour lock down environment due to Dementia/alztiemers that I was tested for ucsf. Because my memory was so bad I was asked how did u get here by the director of neurology at ucsf. I could no longer trust my self and I could no longer give information to anyone because they would ask me details I had know knowledge of. This effected my well being, and safety, my finances my, relationships, It opened the door to predators that I could not challenge due to memory loss.

Posted by
Rhonda Combs
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I was prescribed gabapentin for my fybromyalgia about 3 years ago, I started having horrible memory loss to the point I was making bad grades in my college courses and forgetting appointments. My anxiety worsened, I started feeeling depressed which I still battle. I have told my doctor and she took me of it and prescribed me pregabalin.

Posted by
Lorraine Tollerud
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I have only been taking gabatetin for about 5 weeks. I have a herniated disc and getting ready for my second session of epidurals tomorrow. I have started taking 1800 mg a day. I had to leave work today because I could not function at all. I am a secretary in a law firm. I could not comprehend simple instructions from my attorney or remember emails that I had just looked at. I honestly feel like I have Alzheimer’s. How in the heck can that happen so quickly.

Posted by
Maria A Dominick
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I have been taking Gabapentin since 2014 , started off 1200mg-2400mg a day , everyday for Peripheral Neuropathy. I have gained over 50 lbs. developed Major depression, Anxiety, Drowsiness, Nauseated, Weird dark thoughts, Memory loss severe " Brain fogged", uneasy, irritable, bad temper.
I'm permanently disabled due to " surgery gone bad" a partial hysterectomy using the robotic that damaged my organ which almost killed me then now suffering from complications. I hope this is a contingency that would help me. Thank you. God bless you all.

Posted by
Rusty Watts
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Norotin gave me suicide thought legs crams and suicide actions

Posted by
Delores schreieck
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Sever hallucinations! Still have some. Depression, memory loss. It really messed up my mind!

Posted by
stanley shusta
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I have used gabapentin for years now this drug has made me feel so drugged I could not function at times. every time I try to get off I have shooting pains in my legs and I feel like for it to go away I have to get more. I also ended up abusing them to relieve the pain I was expierencing. please include me in this suit it time people pay for the pain we have expierenced. thank you

Posted by
Bill Ross
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Gabapentin has ruined my life. My memory is down to 5 seconds. I am completly "Brainfogged". I have gained 50 pounds in 12 months using Gabapentin to control Pain???? I have lost three teeth and expect to lose two more. This all has happened in the 18 months I used Gabapentin. The Veterans Administration disclaims any knowledge of these side effects. There are thousands of us Vets using Gabapentin. Cannot focus and stay awake very long.
I don,t have the energy or money to pursue Legal action ... Goodbye ...Bill

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