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We’ve discussed our Drug and Device Law Blog elder care duties before and how it has educated us about health issues faced by the senior population.  Shingles is one health risk that increases as you get older.  It is often described as a painful rash, but “painful rash” doesn’t really capture how bad shingles can

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When we last visited the Zostavax MDL last December, over a thousand plaintiffs, all claiming shingles as an injury, had been dismissed because none of them could produce results from the only medical test that could establish causation.  We ended that post with:

The only claims left allege that Zostavax caused a hodge-podge of other injuries.  But it’s safe to say the nucleus of this MDL pretty much self-destructed.

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