Suit Pins Pancreatic Cancer Deaths On Merck Diabetes Drug

Law360, Chicago (April 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. has been targeted in a wrongful death suit made available in Illinois state court Monday that alleges three people developed pancreatic cancer as a result of taking Merck's Januvia, one of a class of diabetes drugs that has come under investigations by multiple regulators.

In their March 29 complaint against Merck, wholesale drug distributor H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co. and drug label and literature provider Wolters Kluwer Health Inc., plaintiff Adelma Holzbaur and the spouses of Frederick Celeste and Gregg Rinder,...
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