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PhRMA Backs Merck In 3rd Circ. Over Nixed Fosamax Claims

Law360, New York (November 6, 2015, 12:05 PM EST) -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has asked the Third Circuit to affirm the dismissal of any multidistrict litigation claims over Merck’s osteoporosis drug Fosamax predating a labeling revision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency’s previous position clearly barred those claims.

PhRMA, which counts Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Pfizer Inc. and other major drug manufacturers as members, told the appellate court on Wednesday that a New Jersey federal judge correctly had dismissed all injury claims from the MDL that came prior to an FDA task force’s report linking femur fractures to bisphosphonates, which include the active...

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Appellate - 3rd Circuit

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4365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

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April 17, 2014

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