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Pfizer to pay Nevada $9.5 million to settle postmenopausal drug claims

Pfizer will pay Nevada $9.5 million to resolve the state’s claims that Pfizer and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals unlawfully promoted certain postmenopausal hormone therapy medications and misled Nevada consumers and doctors about the safety and effectiveness of those drugs, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Monday.

Second baby from Summerlin hospital has tuberculosis

A second child born at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center during last year’s tuberculosis outbreak has tested positive for the respiratory disease, a lawyer said Thursday.

Las Vegas shoe company sues Crocs

A Las Vegas-based shoe company has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Crocs Inc., the Colorado-based company known for its ventilated plastic clogs. The complaint, filed Wednesday in Las Vegas by U.S.A. Dawgs Inc., claims Crocs fraudulently obtained patents in 2006, then used a series of “sham” lawsuits to thwart its competitors and monopolize the market.

Patient dumping suit against Rawson-Neal dismissed

A federal judge has declined to reconsider a lawsuit alleging that officials at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas violated a patient’s civil rights by giving him a bus ticket to California upon discharge.

Lawyer: Actos not ‘snake oil’ for diabetes

Actos has been used for years to reduce blood-sugar levels in patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes, a lawyer for the drug’s manufacturer said Tuesday. It was the second and final day of closing arguments in a Las Vegas trial that began three months ago against Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Satanic inmate sues Reno jail for religious meals, including ice cream

A Nevada inmate who says he practices Satanism is accusing county jailers of violating his constitutional rights by denying him meals consistent with the strict diet of his pagan religion, including ice cream.

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