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US high court allows securities fraud lawsuit over Pfizer's Celebrex

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Pfizer challenging the timeliness of a federal securities class action lawsuit in which investors claimed that the company, its Pharmacia unit and certain of Pharmacia's former officers made material misrepresentations regarding the results of a landmark clinical study concerning its COX-2 inhibitor, Celebrex (celecoxib), to make its gastrointestinal safety appear better than other arthritis drugs.



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