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Something old: Last week, a federal judge in New York declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked over whether Merck’s drug Fosamax was responsible for causing a 71-year-old woman’s osteonecrosis of the jaw. Here’s a link to a Bloomberg report, although that result was widely covered in both the popular and legal press.
Something new: The first trial began yesterday in Pennsylvania state court over whether the antidepressant Paxil causes birth defects. For recaps of the opening statements, see the AmLaw Litigation Daily, Bloomberg, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Something borrowed: Heck, we borrowed this whole post. All you see is links; we didn’t write anything original.
Something blue: No bad news for the drug and device industry to report.