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Michael Monheit

Zofran Lawsuit Update: Eight US Babies Born With Zika Birth Defect

As of June 30, seven US babies had been born with the neurological birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a mosquito-born pathogen that led to widespread panic after sweeping through Central and South America. While no locally-acquired cases have […]

Michael Monheit

New Lawsuits Claim Zofran Causes Birth Defects

At least four large-scale epidemiological studies have linked prenatal exposure to ondansetron, a powerful anti-nausea drug, with an¬†increased risk¬†of major birth defects. Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits Ondansetron, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline under the brand name Zofran, is approved by the FDA […]

Michael Monheit

Four Studies Find Possible Link Between Zofran & Birth Defects

In our last article, we reviewed the two primary causes of cleft lip and cleft palate: genetic abnormalities and environmental factors, or “teratogens.” Our description ended with an overview of one prescription drug, ondansetron. Several studies have now identified a […]