20 more OxyContin cases dismissed
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 18, 2005
Twenty lawsuits in Texas seeking to hold the makers of OxyContin responsible for people's addiction to the painkiller were dismissed last month. That brings the total number of cases dismissed or withdrawn by patients to more than 300.
Plaintiffs began filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP in April 2001. Since then, 306 cases have been dismissed or withdrawn. Another 290 lawsuits are still pending.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/04/18/prbf0418.htm.