Judge Slams 'Boilerplate' Prempro Claims

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has issued a stinging rebuke over the “generic” nature of one complaint in the massive multidistrict litigation over Prempro and related hormone-replacement drugs, saying the plaintiffs' failure to provide specific details is representative of the “boilerplate language” of other claims that have been filed against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. and other drugmakers.

Judge William R. Wilson Jr. said in an order Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas that the complaint by six plaintiffs...
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