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Wyeth Premarin Trial Kicks Off

Law360 (August 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs attorneys came out swinging Wednesday during opening arguments in the first trial over Wyeth’s hormone therapy drugs, which were used to treat the symptoms of menopause.

Wyeth faces a total of approximately 5,000 legal actions brought on behalf of 8,300 women across the country. The actions are based on personal injury claims stemming from the use of Wyeth’s hormone therapy drugs Premarin and/or PremPro.

The plaintiff in the Arkansas case, Linda Reeves, took hormone drugs from 1983 to 2000. She was diagnosed with breast cancer...
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