Novartis Didn't Properly Test Hypertension Drugs, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT) -- Novartis AG has been hit with a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court alleging a woman was injured by the company’s hypertension drugs Valturna and Tekturna because the company didn’t test them properly, according to a notice of removal filed Friday.

Plaintiff Dottie Dodson said she was prescribed Valturna in 2010 in combination with Benicar, another anti-hypertensive drug, and later in combination with Tekturna, leading to chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure in 2011. She alleges Novartis discovered the drugs should not be taken in...
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