Pfizer Tells 1st Circ. Neurontin MDL Shows No Proof Of Harm

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. on Friday urged the First Circuit to uphold the dismissal of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, several health plans and other third-party payors from multidistrict litigation over alleged off-label marketing of epilepsy drug Neurontin, saying the payors couldn’t prove any direct injury from Pfizer’s actions.

According to a brief filed by the drugmaker on behalf of itself and subsidiary Warner-Lambert Co. LLC, U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris had correctly dismissed the case from the MDL in December 2010. Judge Saris ruled that...
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