British drugmaker AstraZeneca wins the first trial brought by a patient alleging its psychiatric drug Seroquel caused harm.
AstraZeneca says a jury in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey ruled in favor of the drugmaker.
The case was brought by a 61-year-old Louisiana man who claims he developed diabetes after taking the drug for a few years. Ted Baker, a Vietnam veteran, took Seroquel from 2001 through 2006.
The drug is approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It's been on the market since 1997 and brings in more than $4 billion in annual sales.
Nine other cases brought by plaintiffs in New Jersey, Delaware and Florida have been dismissed before the start of a trial.