Eli Lilly Beats Cymbalta Withdrawal Risk Suit

Law360, New York (April 17, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Eli Lily Pharmaceutal Co. persuaded a Texas federal court Thursday to throw out a proposed class action by a woman claiming its antidepressant Cymbalta caused withdrawal symptoms that she said the drugmaker did not sufficiently warn about.

U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal granted Eli Lilly's motion to dismiss, agreeing with the drugmaker that plaintiff Marilyn Pickaree exceeded the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury actions under Texas law. Pickaree, who alleged she suffered significant withdrawal effects in the days after she stopped taking Cymbalta in April 2008, had filed her suit in December 2014.

Judge Rosenthal ruled that Pickaree...

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