Lawsuit involving diabetes drug

Fri, 03 Aug 2007
One Springfield, MO resident has taken legal action against a pharmaceutical company whose drug, he claims, causes diabetes.

Patrick Bills filed in court against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Schering Corporation. He accuses their antibiotic drug Tequin of greatly increasing the risk of developing diabetes.

The plaintiff states that as a result of the drug he experienced severe hypoglycaemia, which led to his hospitalisation. According to Bills, the pharm company do not warn users of damaging and dangerous side effect.

A spokesman for the firm, Tony Plohoros, was reportedly unavailable for comment. Check back for further reports on the ongoing litigation. A successful verdict could open up further potential for lawsuits against the companies.
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