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$75 million dollars in punitive damages in Prempro trial

Posted in Jury Verdicts, Misc. Drugs

I’ve had occasion to read some of the documents relating to Prempro, and $75 million dollars seems fair.

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — Pfizer Inc. must pay about $75 million in punitive damages to an Illinois woman who developed cancer after taking one of the drugmaker’s menopause treatments, people familiar with a sealed verdict in the case said.

A Philadelphia jury ordered Pfizer’s Wyeth unit on Oct. 26 to pay the bad-conduct award, which is about 20 times larger than the $3.7 million in actual damages the panel awarded to Connie Barton over her use of Wyeth’s Prempro menopause drug, according to people with direct knowledge of the verdict.

Source: Pfizer Jury Said to Award $75 Million Prempro Verdict to Woman – Bloomberg.com