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Pfizer Settles Neurontin Lawsuit

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A wrongful death lawsuit, brought by a woman who asserted the anti-seizure drug Neurontin caused her husband to commit suicide after using it, has been settled with Pfizer.

"While Pfizer maintains that it has strong defenses to each of plaintiff’s claims, and has great confidence in the jury and the court, the company agreed to settle the case for less than its defense costs remaining in this case."

Two people familiar with the settlement have indicated the drug maker would pay less than $400,000, according to Bloomberg.

Two weeks ago, a federal jury determined Pfizer violated an antiracketeering law by promoting Neurontin for off-label uses, and awarded damages of $47 million, which is to be automatically tripled under the law.

Read other Neurotin news published by Injury Board.