J&J Kept Quiet About Risks Of Antibiotic: Suit

Law360, New York (August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following a call from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a boxed warning on Levaquin, Johnson & Johnson faces legal accusations that the antibiotic drug causes tendon injuries.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Rosette Rubins accuses J&J and its units Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC of not telling her or her doctor that she risked a degradation of her tendon by taking the medication.

The suit accuses...
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