That's what you get when you listen to a drug company: toxic drug side effects like permanent nerve damage. Now, postal workers -- who took the drug Cipro as protection against anthrax spores -- are suing Bayer, alleging they weren't warned about the danger.
The lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Friday alleges that Bayer Corp.
failed to disclose data that Cipro could damage nerves and tendons.
The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, also accuses three New
Jersey hospitals of failing to provide warnings, perform exams or offer
Thousands of people who may have been exposed to anthrax spores were
encouraged to take Cipro or doxycycline, another antibiotic.
Representatives from Bayer Corp., the Pittsburgh-based U.S. subsidiary
of German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, and the New Jersey hospitals
said they were unaware of the lawsuit and had no immediate comment on
Last month, after a Philadelphia law firm announced plans for a similar
lawsuit, a Bayer spokeswoman said Cipro's label warns of side effects.
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