7th Circ. Upholds Evidence Limits In Effexor Suit

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that “black box” warnings of increased dangers of suicide among children and adolescents taking antidepressants did not have to be allowed as evidence in a lawsuit over the 2002 suicide of an Illinois man who took Wyeth Inc.'s antidepressant Effexor.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the lower court was correct in barring several warnings that appeared after Jeff Giles, 46 at the time of his suicide, took his own life. According to the Seventh...
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