2nd Circ. Refuses To Revive Complaints In Eliquis MDL
Law360 (March 26, 2019, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of more than a dozen claims in multidistrict litigation alleging that Pfizer Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. didn't warn consumers of the risks associated with the blood thinner Eliquis, saying the claims are barred by federal regulations.
The panel unanimously agreed with the district court judge's decision that the claims had been properly removed to federal court and that they were preempted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling rules.
The companies were facing an MDL claiming the drug's labels need warnings about the risk of internal bleeding, that dosages need to be...
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