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Drug Makers Prevail In Hormone Replacement Suit

Law360 (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state court has chucked a woman's lawsuit against Wyeth, Pfizer Inc. and Upjohn Co. over their controversial hormone replacement therapies, finding that she missed the two-year deadline to lodge her complaint.

Judge Allan Tereshko in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on Monday ruled that the statute of limitations clock on Elizabeth Coleman's lawsuit against the drug makers started when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2000, not two years later, when a study revealed that the therapies could lead to the...
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