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Class action lawsuit against anti-obesity drug Meridia can go ahead: B.C. court
The Canadian Press
September 18, 2013
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the anti-obesity drug Meridia can go ahead.
Six people were fighting for the right to launch a class action against drug makers Abbott Laboratories and generic manufacturer Apotex, arguing the drug caused them dire health effects, including heart attacks and a stroke.
Justice Robert Johnston agreed the six met the test of whether a case should be considered a class action.
“Those who took the drug and who allege harm as a result have a rational relationship to the negligence, failure to warn, and some claims pleaded under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Competition Act," Johnston wrote in a ruling released Tuesday.
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