STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Cook’s Efforts to Bar Discovery Regarding FDA Reports in IVC Filter MDL Thwarted by Ind. Judge

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal magistrate judge has denied Cook Medical Inc.’s efforts to bar plaintiffs in the IVC filter multidistrict litigation from seeking information concerning the manufacturer’s alleged failure to report adverse events to the FDA, ruling that such evidence may be relevant to the claims.

Plaintiffs allege that Cook knowingly presents false information regarding the safety profile of its filters to physicians and the public, and uses this false information as a promotional tool and in the labeling of its IVC products, Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ...

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