Organon Denied Ex Parte Contact In NuvaRing MDL

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Organon International Inc. is not allowed to have ex parte communications with plaintiffs' health care providers in the multidistrict litigation over the drug company's NuvaRing contraceptive, a federal judge has ruled.

In a memorandum and order signed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge Rodney W. Sippel denied Organon's motion for a qualified protective order permitting it to have ex parte communications with plaintiffs' health care providers, ruling that Organon has other adequate methods for obtaining the information that do...
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