Friday, March 19, 2010

Seroquel: Zero Verdict

AstraZeneca officials properly warned a Vietnam veteran’s doctors about the diabetes risk posed by its Seroquel antipsychotic drug, a jury ruled in the first case over the medicine to go to trial.

A state court jury in New Brunswick, New Jersey, deliberated a total of six hours over two days before finding the company’s warnings to Ted Baker’s doctors absolved AstraZeneca of responsibility for his injuries. Baker, 61, took Seroquel for lingering effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome caused by his military service in Vietnam. His was the first of about 26,000 claims over the drug to be considered by jurors.

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