Merck Escapes Some Injury Claims In Fosamax MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (March 26, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed some claims brought against Merck & Co. Inc. in multidistrict litigation accusing the company of negligence over femur fractures and similar injuries allegedly caused by its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, saying those claims are preempted.

Last June, in a related case known as Glynn v. Merck, U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano said that claims that Merck had failed to warn a consumer of the possible risk of femur fractures from the use Fosamax were preempted under federal law...
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