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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 #84, December 2008

Judge Allows Plaintiff to Dismiss Bellwether Fosamax Case

A federal judge has allowed a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss her bellwether Fosamax case, despite Merck's attempt to keep it active


Judge Allows Joinder of Doctor to Defeat Diversity in Generic Paxil Case

A federal judge has permitted a plaintiff to rejoin a physician and the practice where he worked as defendants in a generic Paxil wrongful death suit


Federal Judge Bars Plaintiffs From Adding GSK Entities to Suit

A federal judge has denied plaintiffs' request to add as defendants GlaxoSmithKline's parent company and its research and development division


Judge Orders GSK to Produce Advertising Costs, Profits

A federal judge has ordered GlaxoSmithKline to produce information relating to sums it spent on


Louisiana Judge Dismisses Claims Against Generic Paxil Maker

A federal judge has dismissed wrongful death claims brought against the maker of generic Paxil, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to


Appeals Court Orders New Vioxx Trial Based on Juror Misconduct

A Texas appeals court has held that a Vioxx plaintiff carried her burden of showing that her husband's heart attack was caused by Vioxx, but reversed


Consumer Group Urges FDA to Immediately Ban Avandia

The advocacy group Public Citizen has petitioned the FDA to ban the diabetes drug Avandia, citing multiple serious health risks


Prempro MDL Court Certifies, Forwards Statute of Limitations Question

The judge overseeing the Prempro MDL has certified a question to the Minnesotha Supreme Court, asking it to determine whether


Court Affirms Dismissal of Lipitor Complaints Based on Immunity Statute

A group of Lipitor plaintiffs who claimed they developed neurological and psychological injuries after taking the drug failed to plead


Issue #83, November 2008

Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Accutane Plaintiffs

A New Jersey jury has awarded nearly $13 million to three Florida residents who claim they developed inflammatory bowel disease


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