This Just In: Putnam County

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2008

Feb. 5
Debra Lynn Lewis, Annette McCallister and Marcia Dianne Warner vs. Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals Inc and Merck & Co. Inc.
PA-Stuart Calwell and W. Randolph McGraw; J-Eagloski
* The plaintiffs represent a class of people who purchased Vytorin, a medication made by the defendants. The plaintiffs claim the defendants marketed Vytorin as a superior treatment to atherosclerosis, but say there is no scientific basis for those claims. They also say the defendants suppressed information from a study showing Vytorin isn't superior to other generic simvastatins and other statins such as Lipitor and Zocor. They seek damages equal to all expenditures made purchasing Vytorin or the maximum statutory damage amounts recoverable according to the West Virginia Consumer Protection Act as well as costs, attorney fees and interests.
Case number: 08-C-37

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