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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 12245

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Publication type: Journal Article

Twombly R.
So far, victories are few as breast cancer patients sue Wyeth over hormone therapy.
J Natl Cancer Inst 2007 Dec 19; 99:(24):1828-9,

Aged Breast Neoplasms/chemically induced* Drug Combinations Drug Industry/legislation & jurisprudence* Drug Labeling/standards Estrogen Replacement Therapy/adverse effects* Estrogens/administration & dosage Estrogens/adverse effects Estrogens, Conjugated (USP)/administration & dosage Estrogens, Conjugated (USP)/adverse effects Female Humans Liability, Legal*/economics Medroxyprogesterone 17-Acetate/administration & dosage Medroxyprogesterone 17-Acetate/adverse effects Middle Aged Progestins/administration & dosage Progestins/adverse effects United States


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