Ed Blizzard quoted in the article, AstraZeneca Pays Millions to Settle Seroquel Cases
New York Times
The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Thursday that it had reached a $520 million agreement to settle two federal investigations and two whistle-blower lawsuits over the sale and marketing of its blockbuster psychiatric drug Seroquel ...Ed Blizzard, a lawyer for some of the people suing AstraZeneca, said Thursday that many patients have developed diabetes and other health problems because of misleading marketing.Mr. Blizzard said he did not know what clinical trials were part of the inquiry. But in one trial, known as Study 15, he noted, an e-mail message showed a company official saying “a great ‘smoke and mirrors’ job’ ” had been done on a “buried” study in 1997, the year the F.D.A. approved Seroquel.
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