NEW YORK Oct 30 A judge in Minnesota has
dismissed a product liability lawsuit against Wyeth WYE.N,
granting the drugmaker's motion for summary judgment in a case
in which a woman blamed the company's hormone replacement
therapy for her breast cancer, Wyeth said on Tuesday.
In dismissing the case that had been scheduled to go to
trial in January, Judge George McGunnigle of the Hennepin
County District Court in Minneapolis found that the plaintiff,
Patricia Zandi, had not offered any scientifically valid
evidence to support her claim that she had developed breast
cancer as a result using Wyeth's Premarin and Prempro.
Wyeth is facing more than 5,000 lawsuits from those who
believe they were harmed by the hormone replacement drugs,
which have been used by millions of women to control the
effects of menopause.
(Reporting by Bill Berkrot, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)