Navigation Links
CORRECTED: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Files Suit Against Merck and Schering-Plough
Date:1/24/2008

uted that claim.

On Jan. 14, 2008, Merck/Schering-Plough released the results of a drug trial intended to prove the claim and show a correlation between lowered LDL levels and fatty plaques in the arteries, which can cause heart attacks and strokes.

While the study once again showed that Vytorin lowered LDL cholesterol rates better than Zocor alone, it also showed that the fatty arterial plaques actually grew somewhat faster in patients taking Zetia along with Zocor than in those taking Zocor alone.

The suit also calls into question the timing of the study's release. According to published reports, the two-year drug trial concluded April 2006 but wasn't announced until Jan. 15, 2008. According to the complaint, Merck and Schering-Plough knew the results of the trials but delayed sharing the findings with patients and did not change its marketing approach.

Zetia and Vytorin account for combined sales of $1.1 billion during the fourth quarter of 2007. The agreement with Merck and Schering-Plough provided that the companies split profits roughly 50-50, depending on regions.

The suit seeks the return of money to purchasers of Vytorin and Zetia, which the study shows are no more effective than the generic form of Zocor. The lawsuit will not seek relief for personal injuries that anyone may allege resulted from taking Vytorin or Zetia.

Visit http://www.hbsslaw.com/zetia.htm to read a more comprehensive background document or view the complaint. You can also contact plaintiff's attorneys, Steve Berman or Craig Spiegel at 206-623-7292 or via e-mail at info@hbsslaw.com.

About Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro is based in Seattle with offices in Chicago, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. Since 1993, it has developed a nationally recognized practice in class-action and complex litigation. Among recent successes, HBSS has ne
'/>"/>

SOURCE Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces Investigation Into Marketing of Vytorin and Zetia
2. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Judge Orders Double Damages, Issues Stinging Rebuke in Average Wholesale Price Case
3. Rulings Send Lawsuits Against State Farm, American Family Back to Court, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces
4. Accuro Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
5. The Willie Gary Law Firm Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Durham County LME, Wake County LME, Five County LME, Mecklenberg County LME and Value Options, Inc. for Negligent and Intentional Misconduct Against Mental Health Agency
6. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation Files Suit Against Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS
7. Famed Attorney Willie Gary Files $10.6 Billion in Lawsuits against Big Tobacco Companies on Behalf of Florida Smokers and their Families
8. Cynosure Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against CoolTouch Inc.
9. GlaxoSmithKline Files for FDA Approval of PROMACTA(TM) (eltrombopag) to be the First Oral Platelet Growth Factor for Rare Blood Disorder
10. Manor Care Files Motion with West Virginia Health Care Authority to Dissolve Stay and Issue an Immediate Ruling
11. Procter & Gamble Files Infringement Lawsuit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Intraocular ... Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 , Intraocular lens ... suffering from myopia or cataracts. The lenses are inserted ... the cataract surgery intraocular lens replaces the focusing power ... with original crystalline lens to deliver the light focusing ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... in Nature Genetics identifies a novel ... causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new ... allergy. , EoE is a chronic inflammatory ... by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an ... called eosinophils (part of the body,s immune system). ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and ... the device,s inventors at the Stanford University School ... be published online July 13 in Nature ... type-1 diabetes outside hospital settings. The handheld microchips ... mellitus, which are both characterized by high blood-sugar ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Chromatography system is ... from various types of biological samples such as ... sample mixture into two phase, namely mobile phase ... phase run over the stationary phase, followed by ... that provide the separation of mixture. Chromatography system ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 Recently, MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known ... oak caskets . Additionally, the company’s chief executive officer ... the new oak caskets are offered at discounted prices, from ... am concerned, quality caskets are in huge demand in the ... caskets . We have a lot of high quality ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Health News:Intraocular Lens (IOL) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 4Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 2Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 2Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 4Health News:North America Chromatography Systems Market Is Expected to Reach $6593.4 Million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Chromatography Systems Market Is Expected to Reach $6593.4 Million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Cheap Oak Caskets Recently Unveiled By China Casket Manufacturer MillionaireCasket.com 2
... Report ... July 24 Are you an e-patient?,Studies show that ... information. Thanks to Web 2.0, e-patients now have even ... care and learn about,advanced medical technologies. Go to ...
... helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows ... offers more evidence that a new AIDS drug brings ... , The drug, known as raltegravir (Isentress), almost doubles ... virus despite being immune to other medications, according to ...
... HTH Worldwide, a global health and,safety services ... its,CityHealth(R) Profiles to Living Abroad.com and its multi-national ... to trusted,medical care in hundreds of destinations around ... information for those living,overseas or about to be ...
... Health and nutrition researcher Frank,Ervolino, ND, investigated ... the risks associated with stimulants. He reports that,Appetite ... Zurich,Pharmaceuticals, makes novel use of an established ingredient ... to lose weight. In fact, in the,U.S., where ...
... the University of Warwick, Dartmouth College, and the University ... influenced by the weight of those around them. Without ... keep up with the weight of the Joneses. For ... of imitative obesity. The researchers will present their results ...
... adoption of interoperable Health Information Technology (HIT) will ... in the U.S. healthcare system," Yul D. Ejnes, MD, ... on Health today. "Unfortunately, without adequate financial incentives, ... the technological curve." Dr. Ejnes, a member of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 2Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 3Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 4Health News:Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS 2Health News:HTH Worldwide to Provide International Health Guide to Living Abroad.com 2Health News:New Natural Product from Zurich Pharmaceuticals Downs Appetite 2Health News:Research says fat friends and poor education helps people think thin 2Health News:ACP says Medicare should increase payments for physicians that use HIT to improve quality 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery company, ... it has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of ... , the U.S., Asia ... from a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered ... be made in two tranches. "This capital ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts ... CAGR of 6% and is expected to be ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... testing has been segmented according to immunoprotein types ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced an agreement with ... by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing the way for ... for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience acute ... has advanced the development program for NRL-1 and worked ... required for NDA submission to the FDA.  Given the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3
... VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ) today announced ... Drug Administration (FDA) for the New Drug Application (NDA) for ... meeting occurred on January 19th at the FDA,s offices in ... and VIVUS, management and consultants.  At this meeting the FDA ...
... D. Clark Turner, PhD, President and CEO of Aribex, Inc., ... in a ceremony Tuesday night at Discovery Gateway. Utah Governor ... others for providing distinguished service that has benefited the State ... be recognized among the other accomplished individuals who are receiving ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VIVUS Provides Regulatory Update on QNEXA NDA 2VIVUS Provides Regulatory Update on QNEXA NDA 3Aribex CEO Receives Utah Governor's Medal 2
... the new large power line ... function as both cordless AND ... in flexibility. Its the versatility ... with the security of the ...
... consists of a pistol-grip handpiece available in ... wide range of couplers that can be ... applications., ,MicroAire SmartDriver. Modular Pistol-Grip instrument ... different module for drilling, pinning, cutting, and ...
... Meniscus Implant (CMI) is a type I ... irreparable meniscus tear or loss of meniscus ... procedure. The purpose of the CMI ... and return to a more vigorous lifestyle, ...
... The MicroAire Carpal Tunnel Release System ... surgery. This innovative system, using a minimally-invasive ... small incision at the base of the ... assembly. An endoscope, connected to a standard ...
Medicine Products: