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Texas Sues Pfizer Over Drugs Given To Children

via Pfizer on Youtube
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Pfizer and Tris Pharma for allegedly defrauding the Texas Medicaid program by providing an ADHD medication to children.

The lawsuit alleges that the companies doctored testing data on the drug Quillivant and violated the Texas Health Care Program Fraud Prevention Act.

The lawsuit claims that Pfizer and Tris concealed manufacturing issues and misrepresented the drug’s compliance with federal and state law.

The suit also involves a plaintiff who previously worked for Tris and learned of alleged substandard manufacturing practices.

“I am horrified by the dishonesty we uncovered in this investigation. Pfizer and Tris intentionally concealed and failed to disclose the issues with Quillivant to receive taxpayer funded benefits through Texas Medicaid, defrauding the state and endangering children,” Paxton posted.

“For years, Tris altered the drug’s testing method in violation of federal and state laws to ensure Quillivant passed regulatory hurdles and could continue to be sold,” Paxton’s office stated.

“Despite knowing about these serious problems, Pfizer misrepresented to the Medicaid program that Quillivant was in compliance with federal and state law, and concealed from Medicaid decision-makers the fact that Quillivant was an adulterated drug.”

“At no point did Defendants warn Texas Medicaid providers or decision-makers that Quillivant had known manufacturing issues affecting its efficacy, thereby depriving the Medicaid program of the crucial information it relies on,” a legal filing reads.

“As a result, thousands of Texas children received an adulterated Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance.”

Pfizer has stated that it was subpoenaed in 2022 but hasn’t received further updates.

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