Breaking News: Pfizer ordered to pay millions in PremPro cases

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

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February 8th, 2011 by Elizabeth Kissling

Pfizer, which now owns Wyeth’s PremPro synthetic progestin-estrogen combination that was widely taken for relief of discomforts that sometimes accompany menopause, has been ordered to pay damages in two separate cases this week. The company must pay more than $10 million in damages to an Arkansas woman after an appeals court reinstated a jury verdict. And yesterday in Pennsylvania, an appeals court overturned a previous ruling that Pfizer’s Wyeth unit deserved a new trial in the case of a Philadelphia woman who had been awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $8.6 million in punitive damages on her claim.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.