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Jury Rules Against Wyeth in Prempro Case

A Pennsylvania woman is awarded $1.5 million in damages.

A jury awarded a Pennsylvania woman $1.5 million in compensatory damages after finding that her breast cancer was caused by

Wyeth's

(WYE)

hormone drug Prempro.

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"Clearly, the medical evidence overwhelmingly showed that Wyeth's drug Prempro caused Jennie Nelson's breast cancer, which required years of medical treatment and undue suffering for Jennie and her family," said Tobias Millrood of the law firm Schiffrin & Barroway, who represented Nelson.

Wyeth said it was disappointed with the decision and "respectfully disagrees that there is any scientific basis to support the jury's finding of a causal link between Wyeth's hormone therapies and the plaintiff's breast cancer." Shares of Wyeth slipped 28 cents, or 0.6%, to $50.90.