Austin residents might be aware of the possibly devastating outcomes of defective medicines. Many people experience painful side effects and other illnesses due to the use of faulty medicinal products. Drug manufacturers who violate manufacturing and marketing regulations may face a product liability lawsuit. The government may also impose fines for involvement in unlawful manufacturing and marketing practices.
In a bid to resolve the allegation of unlawful marketing of its product, a drug manufacturing company has agreed to pay a total of $19.9 million to the government. The State of Texas and the federal government will share the settlement. The investigation by the State of Texas revealed that the company was involved in the unlawful marketing of a skin cream. The company failed to disclose the harmful side effects of the drug for the treatment of eczema in infants.