Navigation Links
Wyeth Embroiled in a Lawsuit over its Hormone Replacement Therapy

Monday saw the conclusion of the first of a wave of prescription drug trials with the hearing of the closing arguments as Wyeth defended// its hormone replacement therapy Prempro against claims of increased risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Zoe Littlepage, an attorney for plaintiff Linda Reeves, told the jury at the federal court in Little Rock said, "Wyeth was negligent in not testing the drug and not knowing the truth about their drug."

However Wyeth's lawyer Jane Bockus told the panel of nine women and three men that the company had been warning doctors as early as 1991 of a reported increase in malignancies among patients taking its hormone replacement therapy and that the therapy should not be prescribed for over a year without a follow-up exam.

On Reeves testimony it was revealed that she took Prempro for more than eight years.

Bockus said, "Clearly the label contained adequate information," to allow doctors to decide on patient treatment.

This is the first trial of 5,000 lawsuits filed against Wyeth for Prempro.

Reeves, 67, and her lawyer told the jury at the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas that consuming Prempro caused the growth of a breast tumor, for which she had to undergo a mastectomy.

Prempro is a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to overcome the effects of menopause and has been sold in the United States since 1995.

Wyeth’s lawyers argued that the drug company had met its ethical and legal obligations in determining the treatment's safety, before U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson, Jr.

Reeves’ lawyers have said that she is seeking an unspecified judgment that could exceed $1 million.


NL
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Wyeth Launches Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease in India
2. Wyeth Pharma Wins Law Suit
3. Verdict Against Wyeth Pharma in Prempro Case
4. Simmering Curry - Murg Masala Embroiled In a Thick Soup
5. Medical Education in Australia Embroiled in Scandals
6. AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddys Laboratories
7. Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Makers For False Claims of Protection Against Skin Cancer
8. Lawsuit against Google
9. KFC Targeted in Lawsuit
10. American Wins Lawsuit Over Penile Implant Malfunction
11. Soft Drink Companies Settle Lawsuit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, a leading plastic, ... 2016 “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for seven consecutive years. The prestigious ... experience, and professional associations. , One the most frequently honored surgeons in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the ... the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized nutrition that are helping patients and ... 6 years in the last 3 decades,” says Dr. Valentine Fuster, a world-renowned ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference will ... Spa in Honolulu, offering local frontline clinicians the opportunity to extend their certified ... demand for supplemental training related to pain management has surged dramatically in recent ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the 5,000 year ... natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition to its ... available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave comments from ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has ... Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, known as the Last Generation, started in 1934 A.Y. ... line up exactly with Bible Prophecy – a protected way for those who will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2016)... 2016   Pairnomix, LLC, a genetic research company ... by the White House, today announced that findings from its ... of candidate therapies for a patient with epileptic encephalopathy caused ... presented at the 70 th Annual Meeting of the ... , December 2-6, 2016.  Pairnomix, unique process ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... , Dec. 3, 2016  Results from the Phase ... an anti-P-selectin antibody, reduced the median annual rate of ... placebo (1.63 vs 2.98, p=0.010) in patients with or ... the data are being featured in the official press ... Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and presented during the Plenary ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... 3, 2016  Findings from a Novartis clinical ... an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR ... adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) ... at the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) ... The global Phase II study found that 82% ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: