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Big Pharma Wins Heartburn Case; Questions Remain

The industry's past amplifies consumers' distrust.

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Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Robin Rosenberg saved prominent pharma executives from not just heartburn but potential heart attacks when she ruled that claims that a heartburn drug caused cancer were not substantiated by sound science. Her ruling canceled about 50,000 cases filed in federal court.

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