A federal jury in Louisiana yesterday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Company to pay $1,475,000 in compensatory damages, finding that they failed to adequately warn about bladder-cancer risks of their diabetes medicine Actos. Jurors also found that Takeda and Lilly executives acted with wanton and reckless disregard for patient safety in their handling of the drug, and awarded a total of $9 billion in punitive damages against both companies.
Twice in the last seven years, tens of thousands of Americans implanted with cardiac defibrillators have had to make the agonizing decision of whether to undergo surgery to replace their recalled device.
Employees are entitled to receive overtime pay unless they fall into narrow exemptions. The reason is that work is supposed to be spread across employees, lowering unemployment, and preventing unnecessary and entirely avoidable overwork.