Forest Can't Nix Mo. Class In Antidepressant Marketing MDL

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 5:53 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday certified a class of Missouri parents accusing Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. of misleading them into buying antidepressants for their children that were only approved for adults, but he refused to approve similar proposed classes of New York and Illinois consumers.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said allegations similar to those made by the drug buyers, who argued the company's purported cover-up of studies finding Celexa and Lexapro were ineffective in children denied them the ability to make an informed choice about the drugs, have been rejected by courts in New York and Illinois.

But the accusations...

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