Doctor's Deposition To Be Shown In Fosamax Trial

Law360, New York (August 20, 2009, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A judge has denied pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.'s request to toss out the testimony of a doctor who says osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused the plaintiff of a bellwether product liability trial to develop a degenerative bone disease.

Judge John Keenan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on the motion from the bench during trial Aug. 19, according to lawyers from both sides.

A Merck attorney called the issue of Dr. Patrick Anastasio's deposition “one of a number of...
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