There have been hundreds of lawsuits filed against the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for the prescription medication Zofran. These lawsuits claim the anti-nausea drug causes birth defects when consumed during pregnancy.
Studies have concluded that show women who have taken Zofran are twice a likely to deliver a child with cleft palate. They also show an increase change of babies having atiral septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, and other heart defects. Other side effects include cleft lip, club foot, and skull deformities.
Documents show that the makers of Zofran were aware of the risks to developing babies since the beginning of the 1990s. Despite having this information, the drug was continued to be marketed as a safe prescription for mothers to be.