Wyeth Suffers Setback In Prempro Trial

Law360, New York (January 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A state jury in Philadelphia has determined that Wyeth’s hormone replacement therapy Prempro caused an Arkansas woman to suffer from breast cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to shell out $1.5 million in compensation.

The jury concluded in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on Monday that Wyeth failed to give sufficient warnings about Prempro’s link to breast cancer.

The jury still needs to determine whether Wyeth is responsible for punitive damages after it found that its conduct was “malicious, wanton, willful or oppressive or showed...
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