Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP), a medical education service provided by MediCom Worldwide, launched a free iPhone app for HCPs working in pain management or addiction medicine. The app offers news, journal summaries, clinical trial results, an ESP radio function and an ESP FAQ of the week.
Novartis will pay $3.2 million to a woman who sued the company over health risks associated with the company's bone drug Zometa. Peggy Stevens argued that the company should have disclosed risks involving dental and jaw-related problems. Novartis faces similar lawsuits from approximately 550 plaintiffs whose cases have been consolidated in a Tennessee federal court and a New Jersey state court, according to an Associated Press report.