AstraZeneca Sued Over Nexium Bone Fracture Risks

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A woman who has suffered multiple bone fractures filed a lawsuit in Texas on Tuesday accusing AstraZeneca LP of negligently failing to protect or warn her about such risks tied to its heartburn and acid reflux drug Nexium.

Toledo, Ohio, resident Ginny Begin, who used Nexium for seven years, said in a complaint that she was unaware of the drugs' alleged effects until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert in March warning the use of such proton pump inhibitors can increase the...
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