Great moments in pharmaceutical litigation

“To recap – plaintiff alleged that she got a rash from a placebo and she attempted to prove her claim with testimony from her artist-husband and a mold-specialist who hadn’t read her medical records or the clinical study at issue.” A Connecticut court was not persuaded and dismissed the action. [Michelle Yeary, Drug and Device Law]


  • Let me guess: the plaintiffs were represented by a relative who isn’t actually a lawyer but used to watch L.A. Law a lot.

  • The plaintiffs, Diana and Clive Milton, appeared pro se.

  • Many years ago comedian Steve Martin would tell about taking a placebo and “getting as high as a kite”. Could it be that it was no joke?