Pharmaceutical Companies Settle Hormone Replacement Drugs Lawsuit

Lawsuit over hormone replacement drugs settledThe pharmaceutical companies Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Upjohn Company, both currently owned by Pfizer, have recently reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount with two Nevada women who had filed a dangerous drugs lawsuit against the companies.

Nadine Bender and Sheila Scott claimed that hormone replacement drugs manufactured by the defendants caused them to develop breast cancer, according to The Associated Press.

Bender, who passed away while awaiting trial, and Scott, claim that the drugs Premarin, Prempro, both manufactured by Wyeth, and Provera, manufactured by Upjohn, caused their breast cancer. Bender has taken the drugs to regulate her menstrual cycle; both women reportedly stopped using them upon being diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to the news source, thousands of dangerous drugs lawsuits have been filed nationwide against the pharmaceutical companies.

There have been numerous studies that provide evidence of a link between hormone replacement therapy and the development of breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. An analysis of the pooled data of several studies reportedly demonstrates that breast cancer risk may be increased with increased duration of use of the hormone replacement drugs.