AbbVie Wants Out Of Testosterone MDL Before Bellwethers

Law360, Chicago (February 22, 2017, 4:58 PM EST) -- AbbVie Inc. and Abbott Laboratories asked an Illinois federal judge Monday to let them out of a massive multidistrict litigation over the marketing and sale of testosterone gel products, arguing the consumers haven't shown a connection between the drug and the alleged increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

In a motion for summary judgment filed ahead of several bellwether trials testing claims on AbbVie and Abbott's product AndroGel, the drugmakers said there is no evidence the consumers' use of AndroGel caused their heart problems.

"Because plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden of demonstrating that their experts' specific causation opinions...

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