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Pfizer Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million in Prempro Damages
By Jef Feeley and Phil Milford - Dec 31, 2010 3:36 PM ET
Pfizer Inc. must pay $1.5 million in damages to a pharmacist who developed breast cancer after taking one of the company’s menopause drugs, a jury in Puerto Rico ruled.
Jurors in federal court in San Juan deliberated about 7 hours over two days before finding yesterday that Pfizer’s Wyeth subsidiary failed to properly warn Helen Rivera-Adams and her doctors about the health risks of its Prempro menopause medicine, one of her lawyers said in an interview.
Rivera-Adams, suffering from the late stages of cancer, pushed ahead with the trial “to get the message out that this drug is dangerous,” Michael Robb, one of her lawyers, said in a telephone interview today. “I don’t know how many times Wyeth executives will have to hear that this drug ruins women’s lives before they acknowledge it,” he said.
“We are disappointed with the jury’s verdict and believe there is no basis in fact or law for this decision,” Christopher Loder, a spokesman for New York-based Pfizer, said in an e- mailed statement today. The company is weighing its legal options.”