AstraZeneca Gets Nod To Recruit Plaintiffs' Doctors

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Drugmaker AstraZeneca LP has been given the OK to select defense witnesses from a group of physicians who treated the Florida contingent of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over the company's blockbuster drug Seroquel.

The pharmaceutical manufacturer won its motion, over strong opposition, to meet with Florida doctors in its search for qualified experts to serve as witnesses in initial trials of 174 local plaintiffs who claim Seroquel-related injuries.

Dismissing the plaintiffs' argument that the motion was a poorly disguised attempt at ex parte communications, Magistrate Judge...
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