NJ Court Shuts Down Suits Over Hormone Therapy Labeling

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a pair of tort suits accusing two Pfizer Inc. subsidiaries of failing to provide sufficient warning about the breast cancer risks tied to their hormone replacement therapy drugs.

In upholding a summary judgment ruling in favor of drug manufacturers Wyeth Inc. and Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., a three-judge panel ruled that the lower court had properly presumed that the warning labels for hormone replacement therapy treatments Premarin, Prempro and Provera were adequate.

“We affirm substantially...
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