Quoted from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-19/pfizer-wins-arkansas-lawsuit-claiming-prempro-caused-woman-s-breast-cancer.html
Prempro Caused Woman's Breast Cancer
By Jef Feeley - Oct 19, 2010 4:56 PM ET
Pfizer Inc. properly warned an Arkansas woman about the cancer risks of its Prempro menopause drug, jurors found in rejecting her bid for at least $3.5 million in damages.
Jurors in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas deliberated less than an hour before siding with Pfizer, the world’s largest drugmaker. Margaret Wilson, a 68-year-old former bank teller, claimed that Prempro helped caused her breast cancer and executives of Pfizer’s Wyeth unit hid the medicine’s health risks from women and their doctors.
Wyeth now has won six of the 13 Prempro cases decided by juries since trials began in 2006. Wyeth got some verdicts against it thrown out at the post-trial stage or had awards reduced. Wyeth also has won dismissals of more than 3,000 cases before trial, the company said in a statement.
The jury’s decision “affirms that Wyeth communicated the risks and benefits of Prempro,” Chris Loder, a Pfizer spokesman, said in the statement.
Until 1995, many menopausal women combined Premarin, Wyeth’s estrogen-based drug, with progestin-laden Provera, made by Pfizer’s Pharmacia & Upjohn unit, to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. Wyeth combined the two hormones in its Prempro pill.