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'Black Box Warning' Counters Levaquin Claims, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson adequately warned a Levaquin user that the antibiotic is linked to tendon tears, a New Jersey judge ruled, rejecting the man's contention that a so-called black box warning failed because it did not compare Levaquin's risks to those of similar drugs.

Judge Carol Higbee granted summary judgment to Johnson & Johnson on June 17 in a suit in multicounty litigation over tendon injuries allegedly caused by Levaquin. The drugmaker is also facing federal multidistrict litigation in Minnesota over the claims, although a substantial...
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