CVS named in class action lawsuit over adulterated thyroid tablets

CVS Caremark Corporation

This is a class action lawsuit over thyroid tablets manufactured and distributed by Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Westminster”) and sold through and by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (“CVS”).

Specifically, the lawsuit pertains to Defendants Westminster’s manufacturing and distribution of adulterated generic prescription thyroid medications containing Levothyroxine and Liothyronine tablets for oral use, branded as “Thyroid Tablets, USP” or “Thyroid Tablets” (hereafter, “Thyroid Tablets”). CVS sold these adulterated generic prescription medications to Plaintiff and other similarly situated consumers.

Levothyroxine (tetraiodothyronine sodium) and Liothyronine (liothyronine sodium) are generic prescription medications indicated as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism, among other conditions. Westminster combines both compounds into a generic formulation consisting of a single oral tablet, which is branded as “Thyroid Tablets, USP” or “Thyroid Tablets.” However, due to manufacturing defects originating from overseas laboratories in China, Westminster’s formulation has become adulterated.

On August 9, 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) posted a notice of a voluntary recall of Thyroid Tablets by Westminster subsequent to multiple violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetics and good manufacturing practices issued there under.

As alleged, Plaintiff and the Class were injured by paying the full purchase price of their Thyroid Tablets. These medications are worthless, as they have been found to be adulterated and are not fit for human consumption.

COMPLAINT

 


nuria t. said
29 days ago
I take this medication and would like to find out more information about the law suit


nuria t. said
29 days ago
I take this medication and would like to find out more information about the law suit


Nesa K. said
29 days ago
Hello I take this medication and have been receiving it from CVS for the past few years.


Teresa B. said
27 days ago
I am on this med and would like more info.


Tom K. said
26 days ago
I used CVS from 2010-2017

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