Thursday, October 18, 2007

Jury Awards Punitive Damages Against Pharmaceutical Mfg. Wyeth

Have you used Prempro or Premarin?

A Nevada jury ordered Wyeth, formally known as American Home Products, a prescription drug maker, to pay $99 million in punitive damages to three women, because the company’s menopause drugs caused cancer. Jurors had originally awarded the women $135 million in compensatory damages but the amount was later reduced to $35 million. Three other juries have found that the hormone replacement therapies, Prempro and Premarin, contributed to breast cancer.

Wyeth also manufactures over-the-counter (OTC) drugs like Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen).

Jef Feeley, Bloomberg 10/16/2007 Read Article: Bloomberg

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