Wyeth Loses First Prempro Case

In the first Prempro case Wyeth has lost, a jury awarded $1.5 million in damages to 66-year-old Jennie Nelson. This is good news for Nelson who believes Prempro caused her breast cancer (studies have shown a link between Prempro and breast cancer.) However, the second phase of the trial is still ahead:

A second phase of the trial is set to begin Oct. 12 in which the plaintiff, Jennie Nelson of Dayton, Ohio, will have to prove that Wyeth failed to adequately warn of PremPro's risks. If the jury finds in favor of Wyeth in the second phase, Nelson cannot collect any damages, including those awarded Wednesday, one of her lawyers said Wednesday.

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