Viagra MDL Doomed As Plaintiffs' Experts Booted, Pfizer Says

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 8:56 PM EST) -- After a California federal judge ruled that plaintiffs' experts in multidistrict litigation alleging Pfizer's Viagra is linked to melanoma must be tossed because they couldn't point to experts outside the case who concluded similarly, the drugmaker said the case is likely done for.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday said that experts on causation must be excluded from the consumers' litigation accusing the pharmaceutical giant of promoting Viagra without admitting that research has linked the use of the blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug to an increased risk of developing melanoma.

"There simply is no interpretation by anyone other than plaintiffs experts...

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