“A Pfizer Inc. report shows a scientist warned executives last year about a potential link between the anti-depressant drug Zoloft and birth defects, and recommended changes to the medication’s safety warning,” reported Bloomberg.
Though the jury in a recent court case sided with Pfizer, Bloomberg reported that, “The document from a Pfizer drug-safety official might complicate the company’s efforts to fend off lawsuits brought by parents of children with malformed hearts.”
Bidness Etc later reported that the jury in this case ultimately sided with Pfizer as well, “on the grounds that the drug’s label already contains adequate warning for doctors.”
Pfizer Report Warns of Possible Zoloft and Birth Defect Link (Bloomberg, June 8, 2015)
Pfizer Inc. Wards Off Another Birth Defect Case Against Antidepressant Zoloft (Bidness Etc, June 12, 2015)