Here are this week’s stories:
- Shoulder Pain Pump MDL Denied: The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied the plaintiffs’ request for consolidation in an Order. I disagree with the rationale).
- Hospira: Drug-maker Hospira received two FDA warning letters about manufacturing problems.
- Bayer Price-fixing: The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a trial court’s dismissal of a case alleging that Bayer inflated drug prices and “drove up the state’s Medicaid spending.” The attorney arguing the case told the Court that Mississippi lost over $1 billion because of Bayer’s fraud.
- YAZ: The LA Times has an article about the YAZ litigation and injuries. The picture’s caption says that “Studies have not found an increased risk with these pills”; though further in the article it acknowledges that “Research on the issue is divided . . . . some studies show a sixfold greater risk.”
Have a great week!