Deceptive Trade Suit Against Drug Makers Including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (New Jersey) Pfizer Inc. and Pharmacia & Upjohn (Merged to form Pharmacia Corp) to Proceed

Nevada has won the right to continue its deceptive trade practices suit against companies that made the hormone replacement therapy drug for women in menopause and for protection against heart problems, Alzheimer's and other ailments. The Nevada Supreme Court said District Judge James Bixler in Clark County was wrong in dismissing the state's suit against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn. The state said the companies disseminated deceptive information to Nevada doctors and patients on the benefits of the drug. The state claims the hormone replacement drug increases the risks of breast cancer, blood clots, ovarian cancer and heart attacks.

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