Wyeth Loses First Diet Pill Trial Of 2007

Law360, New York (June 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Missouri woman has won $75,000 in damages after taking drug maker Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Co. to trial over the controversial diet pill that has cost the company $21 billion in settlements and legal fees.

A jury returned the verdict in favor of Virginia Cavender on Wednesday after a nine-day trial, the first trial in a year over Wyeth's Pondimin, which was pulled from the U.S. market in 1997 amid accusations the drug caused heart damage.

Pondimin, or fenfluramine hydrochloride, along with Wyeth's Redux, were part of...
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