Drugs & Medical Devices
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Issue #9, September 2002
Plaintiffs involved in six separate PPA products liability cases were denied class certification for the establishment of two nationwide subclasses designed for consumers asserting economic injury claims, a federal judge ruled.
Plaintiffs Claim Manufacturer's Did Not Provide Scientific Evidence to Justify Motion for Reconsideration
Attorneys for the plaintiffs involved in a class action against the manufacturers of Paxil argue that GlaxoSmithKline's motion for reconsideration is not justified because it does not contain any new scientific evidence from the FDA that proves the drug i
A plaintiffs' motion to administratively close and stay individual federal Baycol cases pending final resolution of consolidated pretrial proceedings was denied by a federal judge who ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove that the case would be subje
A lower court's decision to grant a defendants' motion to dismiss on grounds of forum non conveniens was overturned when the Pa. Superior Court ruled that the court incorrectly assumed the issues of the plaintiff's wrongful death case.
State Judge Grants Class Certification to Individuals Who Suffered Oxycontin Addiction and Withdrawal
A lawsuit filed on behalf of Ohio residents who suffered from addiction and withdrawal symptoms associated with the prescription painkiller Oxycontin has been granted class certification by a state judge.
A putative class action filed by the parents and guardians of children who were allegedly injured as the result Pfizer's experimental administration of Trovan is better suited for litigation in Nigeria, a federal judge ruled.
The manufacturers of the weight loss drug Meridia filed a notice to remove a products liability case to federal court claiming that a Louisiana health clinic was fraudulently joined to defeat diversity jurisdiction.
Three Florida women filed a statewide class action against Metabolife International, Inc., claiming that the supplement manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers and physicians regarding the potential health hazards associated with Metabolife 356.
The widow of a professional indoor football player who collapsed last year after a gam has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Up Your Gas sports supplements and Red Bull energy drink claiming that the products were defective in design and caused
The manufacturers of the diabetes drug Rezulin responded to the claims of a products liability suit filed on behalf of a woman whose death while participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program study was allegedly caused by the drug.