Novartis Defeats Ore. Aredia, Zometa Jaw Injury Suit

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge ruled Thursday that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. cannot be held liable for a deceased Aredia and Zometa user's jaw injury, even though her dentist altered warnings to patients about the injury after she suffered from it.

In granting summary judgment to Novartis, U.S. District Judge Anna Brown held that the plaintiff, the estate of Carlie Odia, cannot fault the company's warnings related to the drugs because Odia's physician was well aware of their risks when he prescribed them to her. Odia allegedly developed...
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