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Science Day Set For Jan.17 By Fluoroquinolone MDL Judge

(October 27, 2016, 10:24 AM EDT) -- MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota federal judge overseeing the fluoroquinolone multidistrict litigation on Oct. 26 scheduled a science day for Jan. 17 (In Re:  Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2642, D. Minn.).

(Order available.  Document #28-161103-014R.)

Chief U.S. Judge John R. Tunheim of the District of Minnesota said the science day will provide background on the fluoroquinolone antibiotics Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox, their uses, risks, benefits, mechanisms of action and alternative drugs.  It will also include background on peripheral neuropathy — which plaintiffs claim the...
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