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AstraZeneca Pays $198M To Settle Seroquel Lawsuits
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) AstraZeneca PLC says it has paid around $198 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel. Full version available to lexis.com subscriber . Read More

California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Doctors To Prescribe
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) California has joined a whistleblower lawsuit that claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the... Read More

Drug Czar: California Pot Law Could Spark Lawsuit
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday. In a... Read More

Amylin Sues Eli Lilly Over Diabetes Drug Development Deal
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co., accusing the larger drugmaker of breaking their commercialization deal for diabetes drugs by teaming with the German company Boehringer Ingelheim... Read More

Eli Lilly Loses Patent Lawsuit For Drug Strattera
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

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

Star Magazine Apologizes, Settles Katie Holmes Lawsuit
Posted on 1 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with the publishers of Star magazine over a cover story that insinuated she was a drug addict. The magazine published an apology to the actress Wednesday on the cover and inside its May 9 issue,... Read More

Federal Vioxx Judge Awards $315.3 Million To Core Attorney Group
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The judge supervising the Vioxx multidistrict litigation on Oct. 19 awarded $315.3 million to the group of attorneys who conducted discovery and other work of benefit to all federal litigants and those participating in the... Read More

AstraZeneca Agrees To Settle 17,500 Seroquel Cases For $198 Million
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

WILMINGTON, Del. — AstraZeneca announced Aug. 9 that it has reached agreements in principle to settle about 17,500 Seroquel claims in the United States for about $198 million. “The specific terms of the agreements, which are the result... Read More

Novartis Wins Defense Verdict In Zometa Jaw Injury Trial
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Tom Moylan

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Mealey's) A New York federal jury in the first federal Zometa trial found May 25 that the plaintiff did not prove by a preponderance of evidence that the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. drug caused a decedent's osteonecrosis of... Read More

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Constitutionality Of Vermont Law Restricting Prescribing Data
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) U.S. Supreme Court justices on April 26 questioned why Vermont needs to hide doctors' prescribing habits from drug sales representatives or if the state has a sound public policy reason for doing so ( William H. Sorrell... 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

$2.36B Glaxo Charge Covers Avandia, Paxil Litigation, Other Legal Costs
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on July 15 said it expects to take a $2.36 billion charge against earnings to settle several legal issues, including settling "the substantial majority" of Avandia product liability cases and... 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

N.H. Jury Awards $21 Million To Woman Claiming Pain Medication Caused Blindness
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by Tom Moylan

CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) A federal jury in New Hampshire on Sept. 8 awarded $21 million to a woman who claims that her use of a generic version of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Clinoril caused her to suffer Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS... Read More