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Bayer’s birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz face the most pharmaceutical product liability actions in federal court followed by Pfizer’s Prempro and GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia. While GSK has settled the bulk of cases before a single trial, Merck and Novartis are winning Fosamax and Aredia jury verdicts.
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