Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #98, February 2010

Learned Intermediary Doctrine Does Not Bar Negligence Claim, Judge Rules

A federal judge has ruled in a Fosamax injury case that the learned intermediary doctrine does not bar a negligent failure-to-warn claim brought against

Appellate Court Remands Issue of Expert Opinion Admissibility

A state appellate court has remanded the issue of whether doctor who has studied the effect that Accutane has on the brain can offer testimony

Issue #97, January 2010

Avandia Injury Case Remanded to State Court

An Illinois federal judge has remanded an Avandia personal injury action, ruling that there is a lack of complete diversity of citizenship

Judge Dismisses Fraud, Misrepresentation Claims Against Plavix Makers

A New Jersey federal judge has dismissed state law fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims brought against

Plaintiffs May Not Relitigate Certification Issue in State Court

In a Baycol damages case, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court's refusal to allow two members of a putative class to relitigate

Lens Solution Claims did Not Arise from Single 'Occurrence,' Judge Rules

A judge has ruled that an insurer is not obligated to cover Bausch & Lomb for losses arising from injury claims related to its ReNu contact lens solution

Judge Tosses Fraud, Misrepresentation Claims Against Plavix Makers

A federal judge has dismissed state law fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims brought against Bristol Meyers Squibb-Co. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc.

Learned Intermediary Doctrine Defeats Failure-To-Warn Claims

The learned intermediary doctrine defeats claims that Eli Lilly & Co. inadequately warned doctors that Zyprexa could cause diabetes

Appellate Court Vacates Summary Judgment Order Against Neurontin Class

A Pennsylvania appellate court has vacated a portion of a trial court order granting summary judgment against a class that accused two drug makers of

Judge Refuses to Dismiss False Claims Act Suit Against Drug Maker

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit accusing Scios Inc. of defrauding Medicare by marketing its heart failure drug for off-label uses

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