Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #2, February 2002

Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction over Thimerosal Action, Magistrate Finds

A class action involving some 30 million U.S. children who received vaccines containing the additive Thimerosal does not present substantial federal questions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act and should be remanded

Parents' Suit Blames Dimetapp, PPA for Infant's Stroke

Filed just after the first of the year, the lawsuit alleges that Dimetapp manufacturer American Home Products was for years aware of studies showing that PPA caused stroke

Lymerix Claim Voluntarily Discontinued and Refiled to Avoid Jury Waiver May Continue, Pa. Super. Ct. Rules

A Pennsylvania appeals court has held that a plaintiff in a Lymerix products liability case may voluntarily discontinue

Surviving Husband of Addicted Stadol User Sues Bristol-Myers

In a complaint filed in Mississippi, the plaintiff alleges that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and others breached several guidelines, including federal RICO laws, when it represented to consumers that Stadol was safe

Xenadrine Caused Woman's Fatal Heart Attack, Alabama Suit Alleges

The husband of a woman who died after taking an ephedra-containing dietary supplement has sued the manufacturers and several others claiming they made and marketed a product they knew was defective

Woman Sues Lipokinetix Manufacturer for Near-Fatal Liver Injury

The lawsuit is among the first to take on the now-controversial dietary supplement, which was the subject of an FDA warning to consumers a month ago

Issue #1, January 2002

Journal Top Ten

Recent Disclosures by Five Major Pharmaceutical Firms Regarding Drug and Supplement Litigation

New Bills Propose Stringent Requirements for Supplement Manufacturers

Drugs and Adverse Events: Power to the People

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