On Nov. 1, a press release stated that a product recall was issued by Perrigo, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. This report, which may be of concern for Virginia parents indicated that some acetaminophen infant suspension liquid packages may have been released to some retailers without having the accurate dosage labeled on the syringes. Although no reports of injuries have been submitted, the company is taking precautionary measures in an effort to prevent injury.
In a case that could affect Virginia users of Paxil, a US District Court judge granted a motion to remand the case brought by a mother against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline that claims her son's heart defect was caused by her use of the drug while she was pregnant. The product liability claim was made as part of a Paxil mass tort docket with what the judge called an unusually complicated procedural history. Records show that the woman's complaint was consolidated with other Paxil pregnancy cases in 2011 to allow a judge to decide on their identical motions to remand.