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Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

...r Wednesday asked a Nigerian court to strike out a lawsuit against it by a state government over a failed 199... The Nigerian federal government filed a similar lawsuit on June 4 in Abuja for almost seven billion dollars (5.2 billion euros) in damages against the US dr...

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

...oduced by the government, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by Kenya's tobacco growers. Smoking provides the Kenyan government with around five billion shillings (74.6 million dollars, 55.5 million euros) per year in taxes, but costs five times as much in disease, disability and death, according to of...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...rmer saleswoman for Orphan, filed a whistle-blower lawsuit in 2005 in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. ...hough the focus of the investigation is unclear, a lawsuit by a former Genentech employee has accused the firm and its partner, Biogen Idec, of promoting Ritux...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...forward and whether he or she had filed a previous lawsuit that was dismissed before the scandal exploded across the country. Mediators, which in most cases were L.A. County Superior Court Judges Charles W. McCoy and Peter Lichtman, came up with awards working with attorneys on both sides. They took into a...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...ulf Coast, and some residents filed a class-action lawsuit last month in federal court in Baton Rouge against trailer manufacturers.Three trailer residents who testified before the panel described frequent nosebleeds, respiratory problems and mysterious mouth and nasal tumors that they or family members had ...

Nigeria Files New Lawsuit Against Pfizer

Nigeria filed a new lawsuit Friday against US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer claiming some 6.5 billion dollars in damages for deaths allegedly stemming from drug trials. Hours after dropping its original suit claiming seven billion dollars in damages, government lawyer Babatund...

Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...law." Act Up-Paris will defend itself against the lawsuit and plans to use media coverage of the lawsuit to draw attention to Abbott's actions in Thailand. "We're going to use the forum [Abbott is] offerin...

US FDA Wants Vitamin Manufacturers to Test All Ingredients

... serious cases, it could seize the product, file a lawsuit or even seek criminal charges. Most companies already test their raw ingredients, said Steve Mister, president and CEO for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association representing about 65 manufacturers. "This raises the bar so tha...

Nigeria Launches Seven Billion Dollar Case Against Pfizer

...meningitis, measles and cholera. Nigeria filed a lawsuit June 4 against Pfizer for allegedly administering a test antibiotic called Trovan without authorisation or parental consent among children at a field hospital in the heart of the epidemic in Kano. A similar suit was filed a couple of weeks earlier ...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...t paper are rare commodities, the suit says. The lawsuit describes serious neglect and abuse by the staff and police at the Brooklyn hospital, where officers have dragged, kicked and punched patients, the suit claims. According to the suit, patients deemed "difficult" are handcuffed and forcibly injected...

Medical Marijuana Activist Drops Lawsuit

... marijuana for medicinal purposes has dropped her lawsuit against the federal government. "I've lost all faith in the judicial system, I don't understand how somebody can lose their constitutional right to life in this country," she said Thursday. "It's been really, really hard for me these last few mont...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

...on of 130, 000 US dollars. Ryszard Kolbuc won a lawsuit challenging his insurer Ace Ina Insurer ,when they refused to pay him accident coverage after he got paralyzed, during work. The incident that led to his incapacitation was an insect bite by a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus. The accident to...

Faulty Hormone Tests Compromised Healthcare Of Breast Cancer Patients

...er, an affidavit filed with a pending class-action lawsuit in Newfoundland Supreme Court indicated that the error rate was significantly higher. Of 763 patients who tested negative, 317 had been given wrong results, says the affidavit, filed in February by Heather Predham, assistant director of quality and...

Anorexia Patients Sue Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital

...al of Dallas for anorexia and bulimia have filed a lawsuit claiming that the hospital and doctors there took part in a fraudulent billing scheme designed to profit from the women's problems. According to the complaint filed today in Dallas state district court, each woman was a patient in Presbyterian's E...

Health Drink Blamed for Persistent Penile Erection

...nt is often not satisfactory. According to the lawsuit filed recently, a surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt was performed to move blood from one area to another. Later, he had problems and had to be hospitalised briefly for penile artery embolisation, a procedure to close off blood vessels to les...

US Court Allows Teva to Deliver Disputed Drug: Novartis

...liveries of a blood pressure drug despite a patent lawsuit by Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical group said o... it will continue pursuing its patent infringement lawsuit against Teva in the New Jersey court. "Teva, which began selling a generic version of Lotrel in th...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

...out in 1996. The Nigerian government has filed a lawsuit for almost seven billion dollars (5.2 billion euros) in damages from Pfizer over the drug tests. It says the children suffered various degrees of adverse effects ranging from deafness to muteness, paralysis, brain damage, loss of sight, slurred speec...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...t paper are rare commodities, the suit says. The lawsuit describes serious neglect and abuse by the staff and police at the Brooklyn hospital, where officers have dragged, kicked and punched patients, the suit claims. According to the suit, patients deemed "difficult" are handcuffed and forcibly injected...

Anti-aging Treatment Becoming Popular in US, but Experts Skeptical

...y was slapped with a 120 million dollar defamation lawsuit by the A4M after he accused the organization of promoting quackery. He countersued and both sides eventually agreed to drop their cases. Those who are hooked to the A4M regime take more than three dozen dietary supplements. Their diets consist mos...

People Before Patents

...and concerned doctors, has issued an alert about a lawsuit that the Swiss drugs firm//, Novartis, has brought against India, demanding a patent for one of its products (Gleevac, a leukemia drug). Critics say that drug firms have a habit of making minor improvements in their products and then insisting on pa...

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