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Fla. jury awards $250K in Zometa jaw injury suit

A federal jury has awarded $250,000 to a Florida couple who claimed Novartis Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw from taking the bone strengthening drug Zometa. J. Hunter Chiles III will received $200,000 ...

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Fosamax litigation ready for next step in bellwether cases

Six years after the first Fosamax lawsuit was filed, litigation over the osteoporosis drug is about to start a new chapter. The suits against Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, fall into two categories: plaintiffs alleging they suffer from osteonecrosis, or jaw ...

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Benchmarks: N.J. court upholds Novartis win in Zometa bellwether trial

A New Jersey appeals court yesterday upheld a defense verdict for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in a product liability lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed osteonecrosis of the jaw after taking Aredia and Zometa.

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Drug company hit with $13 million failure-to-warn verdict

A federal jury in North Carolina has returned a verdict of nearly $13 million against pharmaceutical giant Novartis, saying the company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risks of taking the bone-strengthening drugs Zometa and Aredia.

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