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Lawsuits against chains over generic Tylenol autism risk consolidated

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NEW YORK — On Wednesday a panel of federal judges ordered that more than 80 cases accusing CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart of selling generic Tylenol (acetaminophen) without warning of a potential link to autism if taken during pregnancy be consolidated.

The cases have been consolidated for multi-district litigation to Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Bloomberg reported.

Lawyers for the three companies opposed the consolidation arguing it was too early to do so. The lawyers for plaintiffs said that hundreds of thousands could sue arguing that the retailers knew that acetaminophen was tied to an increased risk of developmental disorders based on studies.


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