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Federal Prempro jury finds for Wyeth in Rush case



More than 5000 suits have been filed; Wyeth has now won both federal trials (Sep. 17), and lost a state trial in Pennsylvania where the judge overturned a punitive damages award. [AP/Law.com]

Interestingly, the plaintiffs appear to be hanging their case on a study allegedly showing a relative risk of 1.24 for Prempro (Wyeth claims the relative risk is smaller). If so, one wonders how these cases are getting to the jury: even a relative risk of 1.24 suggests that over 80% of women taking Prempro who get breast cancer would have had breast cancer anyway.

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.