Auxilium Not Liable For Man's Heart Attack, Ill. Jury Finds

Law360, Chicago (November 16, 2017, 1:50 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal jury said Thursday that Auxilium's Testim did not cause a man's heart attack, handing the drugmaker a victory in its first trial in the multidistrict litigation over testosterone replacement therapy drugs.

The jury’s decision came at the end of a seven-day trial in the case of Steve Holtsclaw, who sued Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. after he suffered a heart attack while using Testim to treat chronic fatigue. His suit claimed he received his prescription after Auxilium launched a campaign designed to market the drug to men whose symptoms were simply part of aging — a use Holtsclaw said the...

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