A New Jersey federal judge has granted final approval to the $1.06 billion settlement between Merck & Co. Inc. and the drug company’s investors to resolve multidistrict litigation (MDL)... Read more
The whistleblower allegedly started working for Merck in 1972 and for Genentech in 1986, leaving the latter company in February 2005. Read more
I have found that few people in the business world really understand how the pharmacy benefit managers operate. Read more
The United States Supreme Court has declined to review a California appellate court’s decision allowing a state law failure-to-warn claim to proceed against several generic drug manufacturer... Read more
As most of those who receive the Report and are familiar with our firm know, our Mass Torts Section was closely involved in the Vioxx litigation against Merck. Led by Andy Birchfield, who no... Read more
The incretin-based therapies litigation is in full swing in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California (San Diego). Byetta (Amylin / Eli Lilli), Januvia (Merck), Jan... Read more
Merck & Co. has recalled all lots of its cholesterol drug Liptruzet in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to packaging defects that could affect the drug’s efficacy. According to the com... Read more
Four popular diabetes drugs are rapidly gaining critical notoriety in the United States. Januvia (Merck), Janumet (Merck), Byetta (Amylin / Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Victoza (Norvo Nordisk)... Read more
While there may not be quite as many Januvia cancer lawsuits as there are for a competing diabetes drug Actos, the stakes are still considerable for Merck, the manufacturer of sitagliptin (J... Read more
A New Jersey state judge refused last month to strike down claims for punitive damages in nine bellwether cases over injuries allegedly caused by a Merck & Co. Inc. subsidiary’s NuvaRin... Read more
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