Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. has urged a federal judge to set a deadline for generic discovery in the multidistrict proceedings over its hormone pills, saying the speedy resolution of the litigation required an end to the drawn-out pretrial phase.
After years of wrangling over environmental liabilities, Asarco LLC has reached a settlement with the state of Montana over a toxic site, marking the latest in a series of truces for the bankrupt mining and smelting company.
The International Center for Technology Assessment said Wednesday it planned to take legal and regulatory action over carbon nanotubes, citing a new study that suggests the asbestos-shaped cylinders could cause the same pathogenic behavior as asbestos.
In a 6-3 opinion handed down Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas conditionally granted McAllen Medical Center's writ of mandamus, ruling that mandamus relief is available to hospitals when the purposes of the rules governing health care would otherwise be defeated.
A group of claimants led by DaimlerChrysler Corp., Volkswagen of America Inc. and Ford Motor Co. is seeking to stop the asbestos personal injury trust created by Federal-Mogul Corp.'s reorganization plan from succeeding in its recent injunction request, arguing that the trust is trying to “re-trade” on an earlier deal.
Merck & Co. has agreed to open up its checkbook again to resolve allegations related to its painkiller Vioxx, this time agreeing to pay $58 million to settle allegations that the company downplayed health risks in consumer advertisements.
The Minnesota plaintiffs in the Mirapex product liability litigation have taken advantage of a ruling that gave them the green light to demand punitive damages, filing an amended complaint in their ongoing case against several major drugmakers.
Motorola Inc., Siemens Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline agreed on Monday to collectively pay a $500,000 penalty for accidentally releasing a dangerous contaminant into an Arizona public drinking water system.
Specialty pharmaceutical firm Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. has voluntarily recalled two lots of its antibiotic acne medication Solodyn after discovering that one bottle in the lots contained another drug, Azasan.
A dispute over how to carry out the terms of the master settlement agreement in the multidistrict litigation against Boston Scientific Corp. over Guidant's implantable defibrillators has led to the court faulting the parties for wasting time, generating unnecessary fees and a lack of coordination.
Federal regulators warned again Friday that organ-transplant drugs made by Roche Holding AG and Novartis AG cause miscarriages and birth defects when taken by pregnant women.
A bill that would stop tobacco companies from using a ratings method for low-tar cigarettes that has been criticized for being confusing to consumers has passed a key congressional committee and will head to the U.S. Senate floor.
After three years of warnings for allegedly selling untested prescription cough and cold medicine, Scientific Laboratories Inc. has been shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A state court jury in San Francisco has awarded $8 million to a veteran employee of Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary SeaRiver Maritime Inc. who claimed he developed kidney cancer after being exposed to toxins on the job.
Three companies that once manufactured lead paint are asking Rhode Island's highest court to overturn a jury verdict against them and to let them off the hook for the $2.4 billion cleanup the state is demanding.
Biovail Corp.’s pharmaceutical subsidiary has agreed to shell out $24.6 million to resolve criminal charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice related to Biovail's blood pressure drug Cardizem LA.
Bayer AG has yanked the leftover stock of its blood-clotting drug Trasylol from the U.S. market amid increasing fears that the drug may cause kidney failure and increase the risk of death.
Ford Motor Co., which has recalled millions of vehicles over the past decade to fix a cruise-control deactivation switch, is now recalling more than 600,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks due to a problem with their brake hoses.
Two defendants have substituted Baker Botts LLP for Howrey LLP in a multidistrict litigation that claims a slew of oil companies allowed a gasoline additive to leak into groundwater used by 153 public water providers in 17 states.
Opening arguments began Tuesday in the criminal trial of three lawyers who stand accused of keeping millions of dollars meant for plaintiffs in a class action settlement over the diet drug fen-phen, with the prosecution and the defense reportedly trading barbs over whether the attorneys were entitled to the money.