Monday, January 22, 2007

Prempro: Trial #3 Starts Today

Today jury selection starts in an Arkansas Court on the third Prempro case to reach a jury. Helene Rush, of Little Rock, Arkansas is the Plaintiff. Wyeth is 1-1 in the first two cases which went to verdict.

Rush sued the company in 2005 after taking Prempro for nine years and developing breast cancer in 1999. There is a gag order in place in Rush's case.

In a pretrial filing in the Rush case, Wyeth attorneys pointed out that one episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" featured a plot line that involved a man who was taking estrogen while undergoing a sex change. The male character in the show learned he had developed breast cancer and was told that continuing estrogen therapy in order to remain a woman came at the cost of dying of breast cancer.