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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.


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Issue #4, April 2002

PPA Plaintiffs File Amended Complaint in Philadelphia Following Objections

Plaintiffs in the Philadelphia state court PPA litigation have amended their complaint following orders issued in February on the defendant's first round of objections to the master long form complaint


Special Master Appointed in Baycol MDL to Oversee Collection of Medical Records

According to Pretrial Order No. 11 in the Baycol MDL, Professor Roger Haydock had been appointed Special Master to ensure that Bayer Corporation does not obtain access to medical information without prior court approval


Oklahoma Jury Awards Family $11.55 Million for Rezulin Death

A jury has awarded the family of an Oklahoma man $11.55 million in damages after concluding that that the diabetes drug Rezulin caused his fatal liver injury


Son of Convicted Murderer Can Sue Pharmaceuticals, Mississippi Court Rules

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that granted summary judgment to two doctors and two pharmaceutical companies accused of failing to adequately warn of the alleged link between homicidal tendencies and Prozac and other antidepressants


Judge Finds Expert's Ephedra Testimony Deficient, But Refuses to Strike It

A federal judge overseeing an ephedra personal injury case has refused to strike the causation testimony of a plaintiff's expert witness, despite finding that it does not comply with federal rules of civil procedure


Nationwide Class Action Filed Against Makers of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines

A comprehensive nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed in California against the manufacturers of some two dozen vaccines that contained the preservative Thimerosal as an ingredient


Government Wants Thimerosal Class Action in Federal Claims Court

The federal government has intervened in a thimerosal class action claiming that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has exclusive jurisdiction over the case


Plaintiffs Challenge Purdue Pharma Law Enforcement Hiring Program

Plaintiffs in an OxyContin case have filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Purdue Pharma from utilizing two U.S. attorneys and a law enforcement officer as consultants


District Court Rules that Oxycontin Class Allegations May Be Withdrawn

According to a March 14 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, it is not necessary to determine class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 before allowing the plaintiffs to withdraw their class action a


Family Sues Lipokinetix Maker, Fitness Center for Woman's Death

The family of a woman who died after taking the dietary supplement Lipokinetix has sued the product's manufacturers and the fitness center where she bought the supplement, claiming they were aware it was dangerous and could cause fatal liver injuries


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