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Calif. Federal Judge Orders Bayer to Produce Sales Call Notes in Mirena Action

SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge has ordered Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. to produce notes of Mirena-related sales calls that took place between the drug maker’s sales representatives and physicians, finding they may support allegations that promotional activities minimized the device’s warnings.

However, in the Oct. 31 order, Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California limited production to the sales call notes that have already been produced in the related multidistrict litigation.

Nicole Baker alleges her use of the intrauterine birth control device Mirena caused her to experience complications. She ...

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