AstraZeneca Wins Seroquel Suit, But Court Punts Warning Issue

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Monday that AstraZeneca LP was not responsible for warning a Seroquel user that the antipsychotic could cause a neurological disorder, though he declined to address whether overpromotion of a drug imposes a duty to warn on its manufacturer.

Plaintiff Kay Patteson had argued to U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg that the learned intermediary doctrine, which shields drugmakers from failure-to-warn claims if they apprised a plaintiff's physician of the product's risks, should not apply to AstraZeneca. Patteson relied on the so-called...
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PATTESON et al v. ASTRAZENECA, LP et al


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1:10-cv-01760

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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James E. Boasberg

Date Filed

October 18, 2010

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