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Suit Alleges Teva's Pergolide Damaged Heart Valves

Law360 (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has been hit with a suit claiming that pergolide, its now-withdrawn generic treatment for restless leg syndrome, causes heart valve damage, making Teva the third company to face a suit over restless leg drugs.

The latest suit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of Leigh Ann Karnell, who took pergolide for four years and alleges that it caused her valvular heart disease. Karnell took pergolide from 2003 until it was withdrawn from the...
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