J&J Unit Hit With Suit Over Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

By Matt Fair (November 19, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- An Indiana coupled filed suit in Pennsylvania court Friday alleging that a Johnson & Johnson unit failed to adequately warn doctors and the public about the risks of nerve paralysis associated with its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade.

In a complaint lodged in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Linda and Charles Snyder allege that Janssen Biotech Inc. knew that the drug carried a significant risk of medical problems including numbness, memory loss and fibromyalgia, but that it failed to adequately convey warnings to prescribing physicians and regulators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Plaintiffs alleged that at all relevant...

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