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Citing Liver Damage, Pfizer Withdraws Thelin
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage . Thelin is sold in the European Union, Canada, and Australia as an oral... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In Purported 1st Zoloft Birth Defect Trial
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) A Missouri state court jury on April 17 returned a defense verdict in a Zoloft birth defect trial said by the parties to be the first trial of its kind in the nation ( Kristyn Pesante, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. , No. 122... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Says Drug Companies Can Be Sued For Marketing Dangerous Drugs
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) Pennsylvania law allows drug companies to be sued if they fail to stop marketing drugs known to be unreasonably harmful, and the manufacturers are not immune from being sued for damages for lack of due care, the Pennsylvania... Read More

Wyeth Wins 4th Prempro MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) An Arkansas federal jury on Oct. 19 said a plaintiff did not prove that Wyeth inadequately warned her and her doctor that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro could cause breast cancer ( In re: Prempro Products... Read More

Pa. High Court Reconsiders, Won’t Disturb $8.6M Prempro Punitive Damages Award
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 16 let stand an $8.6 million punitive damages verdict in a Prempro hormone replacement therapy case after dismissing the appeal as improvidently granted ( Mary Daniel, et al... Read More

Duane Morris Alert: Big Win For Drug Companies Under The New Jersey Product Liability Act
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

On September 29, 2011, in Bailey v. Wyeth, et al. , a New Jersey appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of two Pfizer subsidiaries and Wyeth, Inc., dismissing claims for violations of New Jersey's Product Liability Act (PLA). The claims... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Consumer Lawsuit Over Pfizer Drugs
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 20 dismissed a putative consumer class action that alleged fraudulent marketing of 12 Pfizer Inc. drugs, saying that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate an injury or reliance upon... Read More