Eli Lilly Loses Patent Lawsuit For Drug Strattera

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Eli Lilly & Co. on Thursday lowered its revenue outlook for the year after it lost a patent lawsuit over its attention deficit hyperactivity drug Strattera. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled against the company, saying its method-of-use patent. . . ...

$8M Fosamax Verdict Remitted By MDL Judge To $1.5M Or New Damages Trial

NEW YORK -- (Mealey's) The New York federal judge overseeing the Fosamax multidistrict litigation on Oct. 4 sua sponte found that an $8 million verdict in a bellwether trial is excessive and ordered a remittitur of the verdict to $1.5 million unless plaintiff Shirley Boles wants a new trial on damages...

Jury Finds For Merck In Bellwether Fosamax Jaw Disease Trial

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal court jury in New York on Nov. 19 found that Merck & Co. Inc.'s osteoporosis drug Fosamax did not cause the osteonecrosis that destroyed a Florida woman's jaw ( Judith Graves v. Merck & Co. Inc. , 1:06-cv-05513, S.D. N.Y.). Seven jurors in the U...

Fosamax MDL Jury: Drug Wasn't Defectively Designed, Didn't Cause Jaw Injury

NEW YORK - A New York federal jury hearing the fourth Fosamax bellwether trial on Oct. 3 found that Merck's osteoporosis drug was not defectively designed and did not cause a plaintiff to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) ( In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation , MDL Docket No. 1789,...

Merck Wins Defense Verdict In 1st Fosamax Femur Case To Go To Verdict

TRENTON, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey federal jury on April 29 quickly found that Fosamax did not cause a plaintiff's femur fracture, the first verdict in a case in which a plaintiff claims that the osteoporosis drug weakened her thigh bone ( In Re: Fosamax [Alendronate Sodium] Products Liability...

Merck To Settle Suits Alleging Jaw Damage From Osteoporosis Drug

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — (Mealey's) Merck & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $27.7 million to resolve product liability suits alleging that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), or bone death, according to a press release the company issued Dec. 9 ( In Re: Fosamax...