Drug Cos. Cut Loose From Darvocet, Darvon MDL Suits

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Tuesday tossed 17 lawsuits against bankrupt AAIPharma LLC, NeoSan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and AAIPharma Development Services Inc. in a multidistrict litigation over injuries tied to painkillers Darvocet and Darvon, saying the plaintiffs couldn’t prove who made the drugs they took.

The suits claim the companies, as well as Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co., failed to address cardiac risks associated with the painkillers, which contain the active ingredient propoxyphene. Some of the plaintiffs suffered heart attacks after taking the drugs,...
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