Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Prempro Trial #2 Close to a Verdict

A jury in the Wyeth PrempPro trial is close to reaching a verdict, the jury foreperson told the judge Tuesday afternoon, in PA.

The jury has deliberated for more than 26 hours since 9/26/06 They are trying to decide whether Wyeth's PremPro hormone therapy caused breast cancer in a 66-year-old Ohio woman who had taken the drug to treat menopausal symptoms.

My comment: Either a deadlock or a defense verdict. Even with a Plaintiff's verdict, I don't ever expect these types of cases to reach a global resolution. In my humble opinion, the science is not there, and the confounding factors will make it very difficult for a jury to rule for a Plaintiff.