Active Ingredients: Gabapentin
Class TPP Plaintiffs 1. From 1995 through 1998, Paid Prescriptions, Inc. Ask your doctor about any risk.
How should I take Neurontin? Take Neurontin exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Neurontin can be taken with or without food.
If you break a Neurontin tablet and take only half of it, take the other half at your next dose.
Any tablet that has been broken should be used as soon as possible or within a few days. Swallow the capsule or tablet whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device not a kitchen spoon. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the new kind of gabapentin you receive at the pharmacy.
Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose. Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you have seizures.
Intentional omission of the negative clinical trials could constitute fraud. Defendants point out that no doctor testified that he would not have prescribed Neurontin to a patient if he been aware of these negative trials.
Still, a fact-finder could reasonably infer that a doctor would not prescribe a drug if she were aware of overwhelmingly and uniformly negative evidence about its efficacy in treating bipolar disorder.
The receipt of the "Dear Doctor" letters by the treating physicians for Gary Varnam and Jan Frank Wityk, both of whom suffered from this mental disease, creates a triable issue of fact as to causation.
With respect to the remaining individual consumer plaintiffs, there is no evidence that their treating physicians received or read misleading or fraudulent publications about Neurontin's use for off-label indications.
To be sure, plaintiffs present a compelling argument that there was no legitimate basis for detailing psychiatrists to sell them Neurontin since there was no reliable scientific evidence suggesting that Neurontin was effective in treating bipolar disorder.
Still, there is no evidence as to what the detailers said to any of the doctors, or what any of the doctors read, except the ones who were sent "Dear Doctor" letters. Accordingly, there is no genuine issue of material fact as to causation in the case of Jeanne Ramsey, Gerald Smith, Lorraine Kopa, or Carolyn Hollaway, and the defendants' motion for summary judgment will be allowed as to these plaintiffs.
Class TPP Plaintiffs In the Court's order on the defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment against the Coordinated Plaintiffs Kaiser, Aetna, and Guardian, the Court noted its concern that " hile each of the Coordinated Plaintiffs can prove through aggregated proof that the fraudulent marketing campaign likely caused them injury, they cannot prove which doctor's prescriptions were caused by defendants' alleged fraudulent misrepresentations or omissions and which were not.