Viagra Increases Risk Of Developing Melanoma, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 26, 2015, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A California man hit pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. with a lawsuit on Friday in California federal court, claiming that the company failed to warn consumers about studies connecting its blockbuster drug Viagra with increased risk of melanoma.

Amador Herrara claimed that he would never have taken Viagra if he had known its ties to melanoma, and said that Pfizer broke California laws governing competition and product liability when it failed to publicize the connection to melanoma in the company's many advertisements and to doctors.

Herrara said that he took the drug for five years before he was diagnosed with melanoma, and...

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