Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #93, September 2009

Statute of Repose Bars Diet Drug Claims Against Wyeth

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a Tennessee woman's diet drug suit in accordance with a provision in the statute of repose

Petition for Vaccine Compensation is Untimely, Special Master Rules

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims special master has dismissed a petition for compensation filed by the parents of an autistic child, ruling that it was untimely

Judge Allows Causation Testimony, Denies Merck Summary Judgment

A federal judge has denied Merck & Co. Inc.'s motion for summary judgment on Fosamax injury claims in 24 separate cases

Glaxo's Awarded Costs Cut in Half By Federal Judge

A Louisiana federal judge cut in half the costs awarded GlaxoSmithKline after it prevailed in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of a man who committed suicide

Minnesota Judge Grants Pfizer Judgment on Viagra Claims

After excluding the opinions of plaintiffs' causation experts, a Minnesota federal judge has granted Pfizer Inc. summary judgment

Plaintiffs Entitled to Vaccine Injury Compensation, Judge Rules

In reversing a special master's findings, a federal judge ruled that three out of five petitioners are entitled to compensation

Lilly Denied Summary Judgment in Zyprexa Diabetes Action

A federal judge has denied Eli Lilly summary judgment on claims that it failed properly warn physicians that Zyprexa could cause diabetes

Hormone Case Governed by Minnesota Statute of Limitations, Court Rules

In a Premarin/Prempro injury case filed in Minnesota by an out-of-state resident, the Minnesota statute of limitations applies

Federal Jury Hands Down Verdict in Children's Motrin Case

A federal jury has unanimously determined that McNeil Consumer Healthcare failed to warn consumers that its over-the-counter Children's Motrin

Issue #92, August 2009

Judge Denies Pfizer's Motion to Dismiss Chantix Injury Claims

A federal judge has adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation that Pfizer Inc.'s motion to dismiss a Chantix injury action be denied

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