LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court has sided with two women who developed breast cancer after taking the hormone therapy drug Prempro.
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday sent the cases of Pamela Kuhn and Shirley Davidson back for further proceedings. The appeals court said a federal magistrate judge abused his discretion when he blocked expert testimony from a doctor on behalf of Kuhn and Davidson.
The court says Kuhn took Prempro for a little over three years. Davidson took it for a year and nine months.
They each developed breast cancer and sued the drug's manufacturer, Wyeth, which moved to block any expert testimony about the use of Prempro increasing breast cancer risk when taken for three years or less.
The magistrate judge sided with Wyeth.
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