Pharmaceutical Fraud

Hagens Berman vigorously pursues litigation that improves the quality and fairness of our healthcare and prescription drug system. Representing classes of consumers, state and local governments and the nation's most forward-thinking public-interest groups, we seek to shine the light of public scrutiny on these industries and their practices.

Our pharmaceutical fraud attorneys have filed and argued suits against dozens of major drug companies, giving them extensive litigation and courtroom experience.

Some of the areas covered by our practice include:

Off-label marketing: Federal law prohibits companies from marketing medical devices or drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We have negotiated a number of major settlements in this area, recovering funds for consumers as well as state Medicaid plans, which purchased the drugs for purposes not endorsed by the FDA.

Personal injury: When pharmaceutical or compounding companies are negligent in releasing and distributing dangerous drugs to the public, we take legal action, pursuing justice for patients.

Pricing fraud: We have negotiated over a billion dollars in settlements on behalf of clients, including consumers and governments, who we alleged overpaid for drugs due to price-inflation schemes. No firm in the world matches our experience in this arena.

Pharmaceutical Fraud Cases and Investigations

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Case Date Status Court
SkinMedica Dec 20, 2014 Active U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Fentora Dec 9, 2013 Active U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Accutane Oct 1, 2010 Active
McKesson - Municipalities Aug 7, 2008 Active U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Cephalon Inc. Oct 25, 2007 Active U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, PA
McKesson Corp. Oct 6, 2006 Settled U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
First DataBank Oct 6, 2006 Settled U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Toprol XL Jan 31, 2006 Active U.S. District Court, Delaware, DE
Serono, Inc. Sep 23, 2005 Active U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Tricor Jun 1, 2005 Settled U.S. District Court, Delaware
Bextra Apr 7, 2005 Settled U.S. District Court, California, CA
AstraZeneca - Nexium Jan 25, 2005 Settled Superior Court, Massachusetts, MA
Relafen Settlement Dec 1, 2004 Settled U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Lupron Settlement Dec 1, 2004 Settled U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Neurontin (Pfizer/Parke Davis) May 14, 2004 Active U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

'Date' refers to the date of a settlement, the date an investigation started, or the date a case was filed.