Xanodyne Gets Most State Claims Booted From Darvocet MDL

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Monday granted Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s bid to oust claims made by plaintiffs from several states in sprawling multidistrict litigation over injuries tied to painkillers Darvocet and Darvon, saying they couldn’t prove Xanodyne had made the drugs they ingested.

The ruling was the latest in a series of wins for pharmaceutical companies including Xanodyne, Eli Lilly & Co. and others in the case, although the judge did leave some California state claims alive in his opinion.

The suits claim the companies failed...
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