Merck, Others Beat Warning Claims In Diabetes Drug MDL

By Kat Greene (November 9, 2015, 11:23 PM EST) -- Drugmakers including Merck defeated state law claims in multidistrict litigation accusing the companies of failing to warn patients of pancreas problems from Type 2 diabetes drugs when a California federal judge ruled Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have rejected the warnings on labels.

The FDA would have shot down labels by Merck , Eli Lilly & Co., Novo Nordisk Inc. and Amylin Pharmaceuticals LLC warning patients of a potential connection between several drugs used to treat diabetes and pancreatic cancer, meaning the federal agency's finding on the matter preempts state law failure-to-warn claims, U.S. District Judge Anthony J....

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