UPDATE 1-Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk

April 17, 2015 9:57 PM

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April 17 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said.

Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and sought damages after her son was born with heart problems, according to her lawsuit.

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