Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #9, September 2002

FDA Claims That Plaintiffs Request for Preliminary Injunction is Preempted by Federal Law

The FDA has requested that a federal judge reject a recent request for a preliminary injunction to stop Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline from airing ads that claim the drug is habit forming because it is preempted by federal law and the agency has previ

Judge Rules Plaintiffs Fraudulently Joined Sales Representatives, Pharmacies and Physicians

A federal judge denied motions to remand in multiple Fen-phen product liability actions on grounds that the plaintiffs fraudulently joined pharmacies, sales representatives and physicians in an effort to defeat diversity jurisdiction.

Diversity Jurisdiction and Damages in Excess of Jurisdictional Limit Prompt Removal of Prempro Case

The makers of Prempro has removed a case involving an Illinois woman who claims that she developed lumps in her breast as a result of ingesting Prempro.

Arkansas Statewide Class Action Filed Against Manufacturer of Prempro

Two Arkansas women filed a statewide class action suit against the manufacturer of Prempro seeking restitution and reimbursement of costs for the purchase of the hormone replacement therapy, attorneys fees and the establishment of a medical monitoring pro

Statewide Class Action Filed on Behalf of Individuals Who Allegedly Suffered Withdrawal Symptoms from Paxil

Two Louisiana residents filed a statewide class action on behalf of residents who suffered from withdrawal symptoms as a result of reducing or terminating their use of the antidepressant Paxil.

First Prempro Class Action Dismissed Without Prejudice in Pa. Federal Court

A federal judge agreed to dismiss one of the first class action lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of Prempro less than a month after the case was initially filed in state court.

Judge Rules Pharmacy May Be Liable for Redhibitory and Affirmative Misrepresentation Claims in Propulsid Case

A federal judge ruled that pursuant to Lousiana state law a pharmacy may be found liable for redhibitory and affirmative misrepresentation claims in a Propulsid products liability case.

Judge Rules Plaintiff Failed to State Claim Against Pharmacy, Grants Motion to Dismiss

A federal judge granted a motion to dismiss claims asserted against a pharmacy in a Propulsid products liability case on grounds that the plaintiff could not state a claim upon which relief can be granted.

Warnings Page: Meridia, Biaxin, Accutane, Fenfluramine Updates

HarrisMartin Interview with Susan Johnson, M.D., a Primary Investigator of the WHI Study

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