Pfizer, Endo Unit Duck MDL Claims Over Testosterone Drugs

Law360, New York (November 12, 2015, 11:54 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over heart health risks and injuries allegedly caused by testosterone drugs made by Pfizer and an Endo unit has ruled the claims against them are preempted because the companies did not have the power to unilaterally strengthen their warnings. 

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly on Nov. 9 granted a motion to dismiss that was filed by Pfizer Inc., its unit Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. unit Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. against claims by consumers that they marketed their drugs Depo-Testosterone and Testopel, respectively, without sufficiently warning about their alleged cardiovascular risks.

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