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CellCept Lawsuits

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In November 2007, a black boxed warning was added to the organ transplant medication about an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft palate, cleft lip and ear deformities, when taken during pregnancy. In June 2008, information was added to the prescribing information about another possible side effect of CellCept, which could lead to a rare neurological disease that is often fatal.…

Myfortic Lawsuits

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In November 2007, the FDA added a black boxed warning about possible Myfortic side effects which could increase the risk of birth defects and malformations. According to reports, pregnant women using a chemically similar organ transplant medication, CellCept, have delivered babies with injuries such as cleft palates, cleft lips, ear deformities and other structural malformations. In June 2008, information was added to the prescribing information about another potential side effect of Myfortic, which could lead to a potentially fatal neurological disease.…

FDA Warns of Myfortic and CellCept Birth Defect Risks

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On Friday, the FDA posted an alert on their website to provide additional information to doctors about the possible risk of miscarriages and birth defects associated with the use of CellCept and Myfortic during pregnancy. A black box warning was added to the organ transplant medications in November 2007, but the FDA issued a second alert last week since the drugs are often prescribed “off-label” for unapproved uses, such as treating lupus, and many doctors remain unaware of the danger of fetal injury.…