Permax Class Action Library

The links below will take you to various press releases and notices dealing with the Permax Class Action.


Mirapex Class Action Update: Recent U.S. Court Punitive Damages Order

Posted: November 2007

 On November 26, 2007, a U.S. Court allowed various Mirapex claimants to claim punitive damages against the drug manufacturers of the dopamine agonist drug Mirapex.  Click here to review a copy of the U.S. Court decisions.  At pages 10 through 18 of the decision, the US Court summarizes in great detail the facts relied on by the Mirapex claimants.


Houston Press Article (Mirapex)

Posted: September 2005

Overstimulated - How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time.


Globe and Mail Article (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

A second lawsuit has been filed in Ontario that alleges a connection between gambling and a popular drug to treat Parkinson's disease.
Eli Lilly Canada Inc. of Toronto said it received a statement of claim that alleges its Permax drug causes "compulsive, obsessive behaviour, including pathological gambling."


Gambling Addiction Leads to National Class Action Lawsuit (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

A national Class Action lawsuit has been launched claiming that people with Parkinson’s disease developed a gambling addiction as a result of their use of the drug Permax. The Plaintiffs, who are represented by the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers, seek millions of dollars in compensation.


Toronto Star Article (Permax)

Posted: July 2005

Draxis Health Inc. is facing a lawsuit alleging that a drug it distributed in Canada (Permax) causes obsessive behaviour, including "pathological" gambling.


Permax Class Action Statement of Claim

Posted: July 2005

Statement of Claim between Swapan Banerjee and Shire Biochem Inc., Draxis Health Inc., Eli Lilly Canada Inc., and Eli Lilly & Company