Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Supreme Court UPDATE: Finally Pfizer

Supreme Court rejects Pfizer appeal of Nigerians' lawsuits

Pfizer v. Abdullahi, 09-34.
The Supreme Court is staying out of a dispute between Nigerian families and Pfizer, Inc., over the drug maker's use of a new antibiotic on children during a deadly outbreak of meningitis in the mid-1990s.  Today the justices rejected the pharmaceutical giant's appeal of a court ruling that allowed the lawsuits filed by the Nigerians in U.S. courts to go forward. More...