Drugs & Medical Devices

Get ready for the next wave of pharmaceutical litigation with HarrisMartin's Drugs & Medical Devices. This reporter will keep you one step ahead of drug and medical device litigation with in-depth investigations, guest commentaries and objective courtroom coverage on today's and tomorrow's hottest drugs and supplements.



Issue #11, November 2002

The Basics of Medical Monitoring

Tension Mounts on Capitol Hill<br>Over the Unrestricted Sale of Ephedra

HarrisMartin Interview with Dr. David A. Marley, PharmD., on Oxycontin Dependence and Addiction

Oxycontin: The Trials of a Synthetic Opioid Analgesic

Family Members File Wrongful Death Suit Against Manufacturer of Prempro

The family members of a woman who died of breast cancer allege that the manufacturer of Prempro is liable for her death because the company failed to warn that the drug could potentially cause breast cancer and fraudulently concealed such information.

Plaintiffs File Petition for the Creation of Prempro MDL

Five plaintiffs leading proposed class action claims against the manufacturer of Prempro recently submitted a motion before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Two Men Claim Viagra Caused Vision Loss; Seek Punitive Damages in Excess of $500 Million

Two men, who now suffer from permanent vision loss, claim that their injuries were caused by their use of Viagra and have filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc., seeking punitive damages in excess of $500 million.

Judge Grants Paxil Manufacturer's Motion for Reconsideration of Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil, may continue to run television advertisements that claim the antidepressant is ''non-habit forming,'' following a federal judge's decision to grant the company's Motion for Reconsideration of Order Granting Pre

Woman Claims Over-the-Counter Decongestant Caused Husband's Death, Sues Manufacturer

The wife of a man whose death allegedly resulted from a stoke he suffered after ingesting an over-the-counter decongestant containing PPA filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer claiming that the company failed to adequately warn consumers of the drug's

Appellate Court Overturns District Court's Decision Based on the Incorrect Application of Judicial Estoppel

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a district court's decision to grant summary judgment to the manufacturer of Parlodel on grounds that the court incorrectly applied the doctrine of judicial estoppel to preclude the appellants fro

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