Scios To Plead Guilty, Pay $85 Million For Off-Label Marketing Of Natrecor

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Scios Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to the off-label marketing of its Natrecor heart drug, to pay an $85 million fine and to serve three years' organizational probation, according to a brief filed Sept. 14...

California State Jury Awards $48.1 Million In Motrin Injury Case

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on Oct. 3 awarded $48.1 million to a 22-year-old man who says Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare failed to warn him that the nonprescription pain and fever remedy Motrin could cause toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN...

First New Jersey Levaquin Tendon Injury Trial Ends With Defense Verdict

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The first trial in New Jersey's Levaquin mass tort litigation ended Oct. 14 with a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( Paul Gaffney v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. L-4551-09-MT, and Robert...

Texas Risperdal Trial Ends When Janssen Settles For $158 Million, Company Says

AUSTIN, Texas -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen LLP said Jan. 19 that it has agreed to pay $158 million to settle claims by Texas that it defrauded the Medicaid program through its off-label promotion of the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal ( State of Texas, ex rel. Allen Jones v. Janssen...

3rd Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial Ends With 3rd Verdict For Johnson & Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) The third Levaquin multidistrict litigation tendon rupture trial ended Jan. 26 with a defense verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson's third compared to one plaintiff victory ( Clifford Straka v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. 08-5742, D. Minn.). The jury...

N.J. Risperdal Jury Finds Diabetes Warning Lacking, But Drug Didn't Cause Disease

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Risperdal personal injury trial ended Feb. 16 in a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a New Jersey state court jury found that Janssen failed to warn about the risk of diabetes but that the atypical antipsychotic...

Arkansas Judge Orders J&J Unit To Pay $1.1 Billion Penalty For Risperdal Marketing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (Mealey's) An Arkansas state court judge on April 11 assessed a $1.1 billion penalty against the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson for thousands of violations of state trade practice and Medicaid fraud laws, sources told Mealey Publications...

Johnson & Johnson Reserves $600M To Settle Risperdal, Invega, Natrecor Civil Cases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Mealey's) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) expects to incur a special charge against earnings of about $600 million in the second quarter for the potential settlement of civil litigation related to Risperdal, Invega, Natrecor and Omnicare Inc., according to a Form 8-K report...

Massachusetts Jury Awards $63 Million To Girl, Parents For Children's Motrin Injuries

BROCKTON, Mass. - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts state court jury on Feb. 13 awarded $63 million to a family whose young daughter was severely injured by a reaction to Children's Motrin ( Lisa Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. PLCV2007-00064, Mass. Super., Plymouth Co.). According...

New Jersey Jury Awards $3.35 Million, Weighs Punitives In State's 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey court on Feb. 26 is hearing evidence for a punitive damages verdict in the state's first pelvic mesh bellwether trial, a day after returning a $3.35 million compensatory verdict for a woman who claims to have debilitating injuries from the device...