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Legal Analysis: The Ozempic Lawsuit’s ‘Science Day’ Scheduled for June 14, 2024

Judge Pratter issued Case Management Order number 5 in the Ozempic lawsuit on April 26, 2024. The Order scheduled “Science Day” for June 14, 2024. Science Days are common practice in large federal lawsuits. The purpose of Science Day is to provide the court with an overview of the medical and scientific issues, in hopes of educating the Judge so they can make appropriate findings.

The parties in the Ozempic lawsuit have agreed to certain terms associated with the Science Day. The topics will include what diseases are treated with GLP-1 RAs, background on how the drugs work, background on the injuries including gastroparesis, intestinal obstruction, and bowel injuries. The Judge is also interested in scientific studies associated with Ozempic and other GLP-1 RAs. The parties will not be allowed to discuss specific cases or plaintiffs.

Each party will have 2.5 hours to present their position to the Judge during Science Day. It would be interesting to know whether the Plaintiff’s lawyers will focus on Ozempic or split their time with some of the Eli Lilly drugs as well. Unfortunately, we will likely never know the specifics of Science Day because the Judge has already ruled that the record from the proceeding will be kept confidential.

– Robert King, Esq.

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Science Day Overview: Understanding Medical and Scientific Aspects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Medications

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
GLP-1 RA Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 3094 (24-md-3094)
Case Management Order No. 5
Science Day

Science Day in the Court

On June 14, 2024 the Court will hold a Science Day, during which the Parties will, in an objective format, provide the Court with an overview of certain medical and scientific issues associated with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist/glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide medications (hereinafter and collectively, “GLP-1 RAs”) and the injuries being alleged by the plaintiffs.

The Ground Rules for Science Day

The Parties have agreed to the following ground rules to educate the Court on the basic issues:

  1. The topics to be discussed at Science Day shall be limited to: a background on the diseases treated using GLP-1 RAs; a background on GLP-1 RAs, including how they work, their approved indications, and their labeling and regulatory history; a background on the injuries alleged in this litigation (specifically, gastroparesis, ileus, intestinal obstruction, gallbladder disease and gallstones, severe gastrointestinal disease, deep vein thrombosis and the secondary condition of malnutrition); and the medical literature related to GLP-1 RAs and the alleged injuries.
  2. The topics to be discussed at Science Day shall not include discussion of individual Plaintiffs, including as to their alleged injuries, or Defendants’ sales and marketing practices.
  3. The Parties shall limit their presentations to publicly available information.
  4. The Science Day presentations will be transcribed by the Court’s reporter, with costs to be split by the Parties. Neither the transcript nor any demonstrative aids shall be discoverable, admissible, used in any fashion for impeachment purposes or for collateral attack. To the extent the Parties share materials used by their side on Science Day, the receiving Parties shall not share those beyond the litigation. The transcript is to be treated as strictly confidential.

The Schedule for Science Day

The presentations will be made by attorneys and will follow, approximately, the schedule below:

  • Plaintiffs’ presentation – 2.5 hours
  • Lunch
  • Defendants’ presentation – 2.5 hours



s/ Gene E.K. Pratter

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Science Day?
Science Day is an event scheduled in certain legal cases to provide a court with detailed medical and scientific information about the matters at hand.
When is the Science Day for the Ozempic Lawsuit?
Science Day for the Ozempic Lawsuit is scheduled for June 14, 2024.
What topics will be covered during the Ozempic Lawsuit Science Day?
The topics covered will include diseases treated with GLP-1 RAs, how the drugs work, their medical and regulatory background, and information on associated injuries.
Will the Science Day discuss specific plaintiffs or cases?
No, the discussion during Science Day will not cover specific plaintiffs or individual cases.
Who will present during Science Day?
Attorneys representing both parties in the lawsuit will present. Each side is will be given 2.5 hours to present their information.
Will the information presented at Science Day be public?
No, the information shared during Science Day, including transcripts and any demonstrative aids, will remain confidential and will not be available to the public.
Can the outcomes of Science Day influence the lawsuit?
The insights from Science Day can help shape the judge’s understanding of the issues involved and can potentially influence their rulings in the lawsuit.