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36 McDowell County Lipitor lawsuits moved from circuit court to federal court
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, October 21, 2013 2:02 AM EDT
Three dozen lawsuits filed against the maker of Lipitor in McDowell County have been moved to federal court.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the cases were filed in September in McDowell County Circuit Court. They were moved to U.S. District Court in Bluefield last week. Some cases involve multiple plaintiffs.
The drug's maker, Pfizer Inc., denies the allegations in a response filed last week in federal court.
Pfizer's response says that Lipitor has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer also says that the risks, if any, associated with using Lipitor are outweighed by its utility.
Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com