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A previous Merck researcher is now assisting litigation against such drug manufacturers over diabetes treatments that he found were linked to pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Peter Butler tested Merck’s drug Januvia on rats in 2008 and discovered changes in the rats’ pancreases that he worried could lead to cancer. Butler’s follow-up research to confirm the linkage is now fueling investigations by the FDA and European Medicines Agency into drugs like Januvia.

Source: The New York Times

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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