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Judge extends Digitek lawsuit settlement deadline

June 9th, 2011

A US district court judge has granted Digitek lawsuit lawyers an additional 15 days to agree to a settlement amount for fees with the manufacturer and distributor of the drug. Judge Joseph Goodwin has previously stated that he would settle the cases on June 5 in the absence of an agreement, but has now given […]

Drugmaker agrees to $13 million Digitek settlement fund

February 16th, 2011

In December 2010, the manufacturer of Digitek agreed to pay as much as $13 million to settle thousands of lawsuits that have been filed against the company by users of the drug. Digitek was recalled in April 2008 after it was revealed that some pills manufactured by Actavis contained double the normal dose of their […]

Actavis temporarily closes Digitek recall plant over manufacturing problems

December 29th, 2009

Drugmaker Actavis has reached an agreement with U.S. health authorities to temporarily close three New Jersey plants in order to resolve violations of Food and Drug Admininstration “Good Manufacturing Practices” that occurred there. The company agreed to close two manufacturing plants and a third packaging plant until it could show that it was in compliance […]

FDA orders raid on digoxin manufacturing plants

June 27th, 2009

Federal marshals raided three manufacturing plants run by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories this week at the request of the Food and Drug Administration. All three plants were shut down and more than $20 million in generic drugs were seized after the FDA found continued violations of federal health and safety requirements. Caraco manufactures several types of […]

Digitek lawsuit filed on behalf of 97 former patients

April 30th, 2009

A lawsuit on behalf of 97 former Digitek patients was filed this week in an Illinois court. The Digitek lawsuit filed on behalf of these patients alleges that they were injured after taking tablets of the heart medication that were improperly manufactured at twice their normal strength. Digitek is also sold generically as digoxin. Drugmaker […]

Manufacturer issues digoxin recall

March 31st, 2009

A manufacturer of digoxin tablets has issued a recall notice over concerns that the pills could contain an improper dose of the heart medication. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories issued the digoxin recall after learning that the tablets may contain too much or too little of the medication. The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Caraco […]

FDA reports link Digitek to 667 deaths over three months

December 22nd, 2008

A new analysis of reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration has linked Digitek (digoxin) to at least 667 deaths between April 1 and June 30, 2008. The reports by doctors, health care professionals and consumers cited Digitek as the “primary suspect” in the deaths of hundreds of patients who had taken the heart […]

Kentucky man files Digitek lawsuit following wife’s death

December 3rd, 2008

A Kentucky man has filed a Digitek lawsuit against the distributor of the heart medication on behalf of his deceased wife. John Conte alleges that his wife, Scottye, died in October 2007 after suffering digoxin toxicity from an excess dose of Digitek. Digitek—known generically as digoxin—was recalled by manufacturer Actavis Totowa in April 2008 after […]

Congress seeking information about the Digitek recall

October 10th, 2008

Congress has sent a letter to officials with the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to provide it with more information about a series of drug recalls by Actavis Totowa, including one that involved Digitek. Actavis issued a Digitek recall in April 2008 after learning that some tablets of the heart medication were manufactured […]

Nine federal Digitek lawsuits filed in N.J.

June 16th, 2008

Nine federal Digitek lawsuits have been filed by patients in New Jersey against the drug’s manufacturer, Actavis Totowa. These lawsuits allege that Digitek was a dangerous and defective product because of improper manufacturing practices, putting patients at an increased risk of serious injury due to digoxin toxicity. At least one patient involved in the Digitek […]

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