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Supreme Court Sends Merck Warning Label Case Back to Lower Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co. a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court …

Lawyers Expect Wave of Litigation Targeting Popular Heart Drugs

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against drug makers and sellers over widely prescribed generic heart medications tainted with potential carcinogens, the first claims in what some lawyers expect to be a wave of litigation. Millions of Americans have taken …

2nd Chinese Manufacturer Makes Tainted, Carcinogenic Heart Drug: EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and heart drug with an impurity that could cause cancer. The alarm over the valsartan drug was first …

China Recalls Defective Vaccines Exported to Overseas Markets

Investigators in China have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by a Chinese drugmaker from domestic and overseas markets, health authorities said. Investigators found Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. had blended expired fluids in its vaccines and falsified records from as …

Jury Finds AbbVie Not Liable in AndroGel Injury Suit

A federal jury in Chicago on Friday found AbbVie Inc. not liable in a lawsuit by an Arizona man who claimed he had suffered a pulmonary embolism due to using the company’s testosterone replacement medication AndroGel. The verdict in the …

Judge Nixes $28 Million Xarelto Jury Award in Victory for Bayer, J&J

A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. …

Third Jury Sides with J&J, Bayer Over Xarelto Drug Liability Claims

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers’ blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. The verdict in …

Jury Clears J&J, Bayer of Liability in First Xarelto Product Liability Trial

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG aren’t responsible for a Xarelto user’s internal bleeding, a jury found in the first trial over the blood-thinning drug. J&J and Bayer didn’t mislead a Louisiana man and his doctors about the blood-thinning drug’s …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Generic Drug Liability Ruling

Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat. The …