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Appeals Court Rejects HRT-Cancer Link Lawsuit

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Loretta DeBoard and Dora Bailey filed a lawsuit against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacia & Upjohn alleging their breast cancers were caused by the use of Premarin, Prempro, and Provera. Both plaintiffs used Premarin, an estrogen therapy, in 1991, and later that same year, both plaintiffs began using Provera, a progestin therapy. In 1996, the doctors switched the women to Prempro, which contains estrogen and progestin.

Though all three drugs have FDA approval, several medical studies have found links between HRT and breast cancer. DeBoard was diagnosed in 2001 with breast cancer, and Bailey was diagnosed the next year.

The original trial court ruled in favor of the drug makers. DeBoard and Bailey appealed, but the New Jersey Appellate Division wrote that they “affirm substantially on the basis of the well-considered and exhaustive opinion of Judge Happas in the Bailey matter, which we have determined to be well supported and legally unassailable.” disclaimer: This article: Appeals Court Rejects HRT-Cancer Link Lawsuit was posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 7:43 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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