Approved by the FDA in 2016, Nuplazid, manufactured by Acadia, is a selective serotonin inverse agonist that targets 5-HT2A receptors for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The FDA sped the approval up after pressure that this drug is the first of its kind. In 2012, Congress created this designation after the criticism that the process could be too slow when the drug’s potential benefits outweighed its risks for its intended patients. Some FDA officials concluded that Nuplazid’s public health benefit was enough to merit approval of the drug since Acadia estimated that 40% of the four to six million people worldwide with Parkinson’s suffer from psychosis.
In April 2018, CNN released a report examining an analysis by the nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The report said within one year after approval the FDA received 244 death reports. Not only did the nonprofit organization’s report link Nuplazid to the deaths, it also questioned its efficacy as a psychosis treatment. In fact, the same organization since publishing their findings in June 2017 has said deaths have risen to over 700.
Shortly after the drug’s release, patients’ family members, doctors, and other healthcare professionals started reporting adverse events after using the medication. These include deaths, life-threatening incidents, falls, insomnia, nausea, and fatigue. Plus, in more than 1,000 reports, patients continued to experience hallucinations while on Nuplazid. The very side effect the FDA approved the drug to treat.
When manufacturers produce unsafe products that create pain and suffering, you deserve compensation. Although no amount of money will change the fact that you have suffered a serious injury because of manufacturer irresponsibility, compensation will help offset your current and future medical costs, as well as provide for the pain and suffering you have experienced. By filing, you may also help protect other women and their families from needless distress.
We Want to Help Victims
Furthermore, it is your right for manufacturers to inform you about the long-term risks associated with medications, and it is the responsibility of manufacturers to provide this information. If a loved one has died after using Nuplazid, you should demand accountability from Acadia.
Of course, we want to help send a message that this is not acceptable. We are advocates for consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products, and likewise, we have the experience necessary to successfully litigate these cases.
Contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today for a free consultation to learn more about seeking justice. Compensation may be available for any medical expenses associated with this ordeal, as well as for your physical and emotional suffering. There is no obligation.
How We Can Help
When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. You also may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of losses we can help you recover include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of an ability to work; and Pain and suffering
If a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may also be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
Therefore, if a jury finds the conduct of a company to be highly reckless, they may award punitive damages to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future. If a loved one died after using Nuplazid, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. Please use the form on this page or call toll-free 24 hours a day at 877-513-9517.