A Tale Of Two – No, Three – Drugs


It was the best of times, it was … no, check that, it was the best of times. In the recent decision, Wendell v. Johnson & Johnson, 2011 WL 6291792 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2011), the moving defendants all received summary judgment, so it was just the best of times.

Wendell itself is something of a three ringed circus, insofar as the facts involve three drugs – mercaptopurine (also known, for reasons unknown to us, as "6-MP," which has the advantage of being shorter), Remicaid, and Humira – and the interaction between their respective warnings. The only simple thing about the facts is there is only one prescribing physician.

Here goes.

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