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Drug Maker Settles With Sisters Who Blame Cancer On Pregnancy Drug

Four sisters who claimed in a lawsuit their breast cancer was caused by synthetic estrogen their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s have reached a settlement with the drug company Eli Lilly and Co.

01/09/2013

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Trial Begins For 4 Sisters Who Say Pregnancy Drug Caused Cancer

Eli Lilly and Co. failed to test a drug’s effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages, a lawyer charged Tuesday in opening statements in a trial over whether four sisters’ breast cancer was caused by medication their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s.

01/08/2013

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4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication

The Melnick sisters blame a drug called Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES. And now they are taking pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to court in a groundbreaking lawsuit.

01/03/2013