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This Week’s Life Science Headlines

        Litigation

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Johnson & Johnson Settles Hip Implant Case Two Weeks Before Trial

Last week, Johnson and Johnson settled a bellweather case that was scheduled to commence on October 15, 2013 in California.  Plaintiff in that action claimed that his injuries were allegedly caused by the company’s ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.  The case is Ottman v. Johnson & Johnson, No. CGC-12-517391, in California Superior Court. The terms of the settlement are confidential. Another bellweather trial involving the company’s hip implants is scheduled to take place in early 2014 in Los Angeles. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy…

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GlaxoSmithKline Announces $229 Million Settlement of Avandia Lawsuits

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced on July 25th that it would pay $229 million to resolve lawsuits brought by eight U.S. states related to improper marketing of its diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone).  In a regulatory filing, GSK said the settlement was within provisions it had previously set aside for litigation, and also resolved claims brought by the Attorney General of Louisiana involving other GSK products. The announcement by GSK explained that the settlements had been undertaken in order to avoid lengthy trials, and did…

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Endo Settles Some Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits for $55 Million

An Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) Inc. agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some lawsuits that allege that its vaginal-mesh implants eroded in some women and left them incontinent and in pain. Officials of American Medical Systems, Inc.,  (AMS) which manufactures vaginal-mesh devices, including Perigee, Apogee, and Elevate, said it was paying to resolve an undisclosed number of suits. Endo representatives earlier this years said that suits filed over the implants had risen to about 5,100.  Endo acquired AMS for $2.9 billion in 2011. Endo…

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