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J&J, Bayer Cleared of Responsibility in Third Xarelto Trial

Aug. 21, 2017, 9:14 PM

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG didn’t defectively design Xarelto blood thinner, federal jury in Mississippi ruled Aug. 18. (Mingo v. Janssen Research and Development LLC, E.D. La., 15-cv-3469, 8/18/17) (In RE Xarelto Products Liability Litigations, E.D. La., 14-MD-2592, 8/18/17).

Mississippi grandmother, Dora Mingo, had accused the companies of misleading her doctors about the. drug’s health risks.

The verdict is the companies’ third-straight win in cases over Xarelto, which is developed jointly by J&J’s unit Janssen and Bayer.

“The jury’s decision reflects the facts of this case and the appropriateness of Xarelto,” said Janssen’s Sarah Freeman....

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