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Mylan, Others Hit With Class Action Over Painkillers

Law360 (March 4, 2011, 8:38 PM EST) -- Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Biopharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. are facing a putative class action in Maryland for allegedly failing to address the potential risks of their now-recalled generic versions of painkillers Darvocet and Darvon.

Despite significant evidence dating back to the 1970s highlighting the inefficacy and risk of cardiac side effects associated with the drugs' active ingredient propoxyphene, the defendants failed to thoroughly investigate these claims and continued marketing their products as safe and effective for use, the three named plaintiffs allege in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smith et al v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Catherine C. Blake

Date Filed

March 4, 2011


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