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Prempro breast cancer cases settle after jury awards $76 million

After a jury in Philadelphia awarded $76 million in compensatory damages to three women who claimed that the hormone therapy drugs Prempro, Premarin and Provera caused their breast cancer, drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals settled the cases for a confidential amount.

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Justices skeptical of law barring access to Rx info

WASHINGTON – During a lively debate about doctors’ privacy rights, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed doubtful about the constitutionality of a Vermont law that gives doctors the right to refuse to provide prescription drug records to drug ...

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Medical malpractice suit over girl’s death settled for $2.5 million

Lawyers for the estate of a 4-year-old Hull, Mass. girl whose parents were convicted of giving her a deadly dose of prescription drugs say they have settled a malpractice suit against the psychiatrist who prescribed the medication and her employer.

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DRUG LITIGATION

Can local governments sue drug makers for overcharging public hospitals for prescription drugs? Astra USA v. Santa Clara County, 09-1273. Certiorari granted Sept. 28, 2010. Ruling below: 588 F.3d 1237 (9th Cir. 2009)

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