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6 Third-Party Payers Settle Zyprexa Claims For $4.5Million After Class Vacated

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation judge on Jan. 12 approved a $4.5 million settlement between Eli Lilly and Co. and six third-party payers who had their Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) class action vacated and who couldn't find any other...

N.J. Risperdal Jury Finds Diabetes Warning Lacking, But Drug Didn't Cause Disease

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Risperdal personal injury trial ended Feb. 16 in a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a New Jersey state court jury found that Janssen failed to warn about the risk of diabetes but that the atypical antipsychotic...

97 Federal Cases Alleging Cancer From Diabetes Drugs Centralized In MDL

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Ninety-seven federal lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that three incretin-based diabetes drugs caused their pancreatic cancer were centralized Aug. 26 by a federal judicial panel into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

97 Federal Cases Alleging Cancer From Diabetes Drugs Centralized In MDL In California

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Ninety-seven federal lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that three incretin-based diabetes drugs caused their pancreatic cancer were centralized Aug. 26 by a federal judicial panel into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

6th Circuit Panel Affirms Most Darvon/Darvocet/Propoxyphene Claims Are Preempted

CINCINNATI — (Mealey’s) The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 27 affirmed dismissal of 67 of 68 Darvon/Darvocet/ propoxyphene multidistrict litigation cases, finding that the plaintiffs either failed to properly plead their claims or that the claims are preempted by federal law...

No New Trial In Actos MDL Bellwether Case, But Punitives Are Cut From $9 Billion To $36 Million

LAFAYETTE, La. — (Mealey’s) Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. will not get a new trial in the first Actos bladder cancer multidistrict litigation bellwether case, but a Louisiana federal judge on Oct. 27 reduced the $9 billion punitive damages verdict to $36.87 million...