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Ortho-McNeil Faces More Suits Over Contraceptive

Law360 (November 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co., the manufacturer of the popular birth-control patch Ortho Evra, found itself in court again on Wednesday as additional lawsuits were filed by women who claim the contraceptive caused serious illnesses and at least one death.

At least two new lawsuits brought on behalf of more than 40 women were filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, naming as defendants the drug's manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co. – a New Jersey-based subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson – and San Francisco-based distributor McKesson Corp., the...
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