Texas AG sues Pfizer for “knowingly distributing” unsafe ADHD drug to kids

Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton has initiated legal action against drug giant Pfizer, accusing it of “knowingly distributing” a popular ADHD drug to children despite its pattern of failing quality control tests.

According to a statement from Paxton’s office, the New York-based pharmaceutical firm misrepresented to the Texas Medicaid program that the ADHD drug Quillivant was in compliance with federal and state law. Quillivant, which contains the same active ingredient as Ritalin, has accounted for millions in revenue for Pfizer and its partners. However, Pfizer and its partner Tris Pharma concealed from decision-makers the fact that Quillivant was an adulterated drug.

Because of this concealment, Pfizer and Tris obtained the benefit of taxpayer-funded Medicaid reimbursement for Quillivant. From 2012 to 2018, the two companies continually manipulated Quillivant tests to hide poor manufacturing practices and defraud the Texas Medicaid program. During this time, many families complained that the medication failed to work. (Related: ADHD drugs caused pre-teen girl to fatally stab brother in “demonic” rage; mother regrets pulling child off meds too late.)

“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,” the filing from Paxton’s office stated. “As a result, thousands of Texas children received an adulterated Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance.”

“I am horrified by the dishonesty we uncovered in the investigation,” Paxton later posted. “We believe they mislead consumers about the efficacy and the strength of that drug. This is within our purview to sue in terms of trade practices and to collect damages for the consumers that have been misled.”

“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. Our Civil Medicaid Fraud Division has done an outstanding job holding these pharmaceutical companies accountable.”

Pfizer repeatedly commits PHARMACEUTICAL FRAUD

Jordan Schachtel of The Dossier remarked in a Nov. 21 piece that the lawsuit filed by Paxton’s office will “serve as a reminder that the ‘quality control’ and bald-faced lying issues persisted throughout the rollout of Pfizer’s novel mRNA injections.”

“This case also serves to illustrate that Pfizer commits fraud and advances scientific falsehoods on a regular basis,” Schachtel continued. “As the lawsuit shows, this episode of Big Pharma’s transgression didn’t start with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) hysteria, but there were other cases during the COVID-19 era that saw Pfizer executives lying and misrepresenting their products.”

According to the founder of The Dossier, Pfizer and other pharmaceutical giants “are almost never held accountable for their actions.” Usually, such violations by drug companies end with either a mere slap on the wrist or what seems to be a significant fine. But later on, the violations are merely forgotten – with the government partnering up with Pfizer again.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tris Pharma denied the allegations in an email, adding that the company intends “to rigorously defend these allegations in the court of law.” The New Jersey-based drug firm manufactured Quillivant for Pfizer until 2018.

Pfizer mentioned in its 2022 annual report that it received a subpoena from federal prosecutors in New York. The subpoena demanded information regarding its relationship with Tris and the production of Quillivant. But after responding to the subpoena, Pfizer had not heard anything further.

“We also have an investigation as to whether they misled the people about the COVID-19 vaccine’s effects and its efficacy. So, there could be more with Pfizer depending on what we find as we go forward,” Paxton said.

The top attorney from Texas called for more lawsuits to be filed if drug companies commit any wrongdoing. “I have always encouraged other AGs to get involved – especially if we find wrongdoing,” he remarked. “They should be held accountable – not just in Texas, but in Missouri, Florida, Utah or wherever they operate.”

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