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U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against Merck on Fosamax osteoporosis drug

Credit: Reuters- Published on May 20, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that had revived hundreds of lawsuits accusing Merck & Co of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures as a result of taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.
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Published on May 20, 2019 -  00:46
Merck Given Another Shot At Dodging Fosamax Lawsuits
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co a break on Monday. The firm was given another chance to avoid lawsuits accusing it of failing to warn patients of fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax. The Supreme Court unanimously threw out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation. Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had rebuffed Merck when the company sought to add a warning to Fosamax’s label about fracture risk.

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