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First Actos Bladder Cancer Suit In W.Va. Goes To Trial First Actos Bladder Cancer Suit In W.Va. Goes To Trial

October 23, 2014

The first trial in West Virginia state court over allegations that Takeda Pharmaceutical’s widely prescribed diabetes drug,  Actos causes bladder cancer began this week. This is the eighth case to go to trial where a plaintiff claims the blockbuster diabetes drug caused their bladder cancer.  

Read Full ArticlePUBLISHER/WRITER: Law360

 

Drug Maker Warns That OxyContin Suit Could Be 'Crippling' Drug Maker Warns That OxyContin Suit Could Be ‘Crippling’

October 21, 2014

Purdue Pharma, maker of best-selling painkiller OxyContin is accused in a civil suit filed by the state of Kentucky of actions that helped create addiction on a sweeping scale. Many of the abusers went on crime sprees to feed their OxyContin habits and ended up in jail, in public treatment facilities, or dead from overdoses, the state alleges. The company denies all claims but is facing a legal nightmare that could end in a $1 billion judgement against them.  

Read Full ArticlePUBLISHER/WRITER: Bloomberg

 

Free speech, PhRMA? Not in this off-label marketing case, feds say Free speech, PhRMA? Not in this off-label marketing case, feds say

September 23, 2014

The pharma industry’s free speech stand in a whistleblower lawsuit against Millennium Pharmaceuticals? Not so fast, says the Department of Justice. The First Amendment doesn’t protect speech that spawns illegal conduct, federal prosecutors say in their own brief in the case.

Read Full ArticlePUBLISHER/WRITER: Pharma Sales and Marketing News