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Study: Childhood cancer risk increases for children with birth defects

A study was recently done on the link between birth defects and the increased risk of childhood cancer and it was found that children born with birth defects are three times more likely to develop a childhood cancer, especially in the first year. Researchers have stated that there is no evidence on which condition causes […]

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West Virginia to receive $1 million in Depakote settlement

The state of West Virginia has been scheduled to receive nearly $1 million in the Depakote marketing settlement after Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion to resolve claims that Depakote was marketed illegally to treat disorders that it was not approved to do so. In the case, Depakote was ordered to give […]

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Illinois to receive nearly $20 million in Depakote settlement

The state of Illinois is going to receive nearly $20 million in the Depakote lawsuit that was settled last week. Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay $1.6 billion in order to settle the claims that they illegally marketed the antisiezure medication for off-label uses. Abbott Laboratories has made two national settlements, which total to $1.6 billion […]

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Abbott Laboratories to pay $1.6 billion to settle Depakote case

Monday, Abbott Laboratories announced that they would be paying $1.6 billion in order to settle claims that they practice illegal marketing for the drug, Depakote. Abbott Labs was charged with marketing their antiseizure drugs for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The company then plead guilty to misbranding, which has […]

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Using the clock to treat seizures in epilepsy patients

A pediatric neurologist is using a new technique in order to help children who suffer from seizures that can not be helped by medication or surgery. Nearly a third of all people that suffer from epilepsy have a form that is untreatable by medication and this doctor hopes to find a solution on how they […]

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