Amgen Awaits Judge's Decision on Subpoenaed Journalist

Aug. 13, 2015

A federal district judge heard arguments on Tuesday regarding Amgen's subpoena of journalist Paul Goldberg, as the drugmaker attempted to force the journalist to testify about an article that spurred a shareholder lawsuit.

In 2007, Goldberg, publisher of The Cancer Letter, wrote an article about the termination of a clinical study of Aranesp -- the Amgen drug used to treat patients with kidney disease or undergoing chemotherapy. Amgen shareholders then filed a class action lawsuit that accused the drugmaker of failing to disclose details about the study.

Goldberg challenged the subpoena and U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta expects to issue a decision soon.

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