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Drug Risks

The Ninth Circuit ruled that a putative class of patients and third-party payers of health and welfare benefits have satisfied RICO’s proximate cause requirement in their suit claiming pharmaceutical companies refused to inform the public that the drug Actos increased a patient’s risk of bladder cancer.

SEATTLE – The Ninth Circuit ruled that a putative class of patients and third-party payers of health and welfare benefits have satisfied RICO’s proximate cause requirement in their suit claiming pharmaceutical companies refused to inform the public that the drug Actos increased a patient’s risk of bladder cancer.

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