Friday, October 6, 2006

Settlement in Nevada Prempro Case

Article on -- Nevada Cancer Patient Reaches Accord With Wyeth in Prempro Case -- by Associated Press:

The same day a Philadelphia jury ruled that a hormone replacement drug at least partially caused a woman's breast cancer, a Reno woman who is dying of the disease reached an out-of-court settlement with the New Jersey-based drug maker.

Just two days before her trial was to begin, Carol McCreary and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals told Washoe District Judge Robert Perry on Wednesday they have resolved the case. Both sides agreed that the terms of the settlement will remain confidential.

If the report is correct that Wyeth settled this Prempro case, it's an interesting contrast to Merck's no-settlement strategy in the early stages of the Vioxx litigation.


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