A report issued by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Nov. 2017 found that Nuplazid may not be effective, and may even worsen the condition the drug is intended to treat.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Nuplazid, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
ISMP Warning: Nuplazid Side Effects May Include Hallucinations, Worsening of Parkinson’s Symptoms
The ISMP report, published on Nov. 2, 2017, featured warnings about safety signals linked to Nuplazid. Researchers found a total of at least 2,236 adverse events associated with the drug during its first year on the market. Of these, 487 events were classified as hallucinations, a symptom of Parkinson’s disease Nuplazid is prescribed to treat. The researchers concluded that the drug may be ineffective for some patients at treating hallucinations, and may even worsen the problem in some cases.
What is Nuplazid?
Nuplazid is used as a treatment for hallucinations and psychosis associated with Parkinson’s disease. The drug works by lessening symptoms such as seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations) and false beliefs (delusions). Nuplazid is manufactured by Acadia Pharmaceuticals, and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 29, 2016.
Nuplazid Side Effects
Serious side effects of Nuplazid include:
Other, more moderate effects may include:
- Swelling of the extremities
Was Nuplazid Rushed to Market?
The authors of the ISMP report noted above suggested that Nuplazid’s approval was expedited due to its classification as a “breakthrough drug,” and that studies have shown that the medicine’s risks outweigh any potential benefit.
“It relied on a single clinical trial indicating a minimal treatment effect, used a measurement scale for symptoms that had not been validated, and succeeded only after three previous trials had failed to demonstrate a benefit,” ISMP said in the report. “Further, the agency’s medical reviewer recommended against approval and was overruled. He noted that although other psychiatric drugs were often approved on limited evidence of benefit, in the case of pimavanserin treatment more than doubled the risk of death and/or serious adverse events in its pivotal trial.”
FDA Re-Examines Safety of Parkinson’s Drug
Is There a Class Action?
Nuplazid is a relatively new drug, and no class action lawsuit has been filed over injuries alleged from it. Class action litigation typically only comes after years of complaints about a product, and hundreds or even thousands of adverse event reports filed with the Food & Drug Administration. However, this doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you or a loved one has been injured. Our lawyers are now filing individual suits for victims of Nuplazid side effects. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Can I File a Nuplazid Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Acadia Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Nuplazid, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Nuplazid, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Acadia failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of hallucinations and other serious side effects.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Nuplazid, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your (injury), as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have a Nuplazid Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Nuplazid lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Nuplazid side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.