Tuesday, October 3, 2006
In the second trial against Wyeth concerning Prempro, a hormone replacement therapy alleged to cause breast cancer, the jury foreperson informed the judge late Tuesday that the jury is close to reaching a verdict. After a two-week trial in Pennsylvania state court, the jurors last week had told the judge that they were at an impasse, but the judge ordered them to continue deliberating. This is the first Prempro trial in state court. Two weeks ago, a jury in the first federal court Prempro trial rendered a verdict for the defendant.