Widower Hits Pfizer With Lyrica Negligence Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT) -- The widower of a woman who allegedly committed suicide while taking the anti-epileptic drug Lyrica has sued Pfizer Inc., saying the pharmaceutical company's negligence and off-label promotion tactics led to her death.

Jim Payne, as administrator of the estate of Marilyn Payne, says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma that Pfizer and its affiliates, including Warner-Lambert Co., had breached their duty of care and sold a product without sufficient warnings.

Marilyn Payne, 63, was prescribed Lyrica...
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