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Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy Lawsuit Award Upheld

A $58 million award against Pfizer’s Wyeth unit in a lawsuit about Prempro hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court. The Court stated that it was clear the drugmakers knew and tried to suppress information on HRT’s links to breast cancer.

The unanimous court ruling also noted that Wyeth tried to downplay the dangers of HRT as much as possible, giving sufficient reason for the large punitive damage penalties.

About Lawsuits reports:

“Prempro is a hormone replacement therapy ... that contains a combination of the drugs Provera and Premarin ... HRTs use hormones and progestins to artificially boost hormone levels in women undergoing menopause due to surgery or in postmenopausal women, to provide relief from symptoms such as hot flashes, irregular menstruation or weight gain.”

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