Historically Black Meharry Medical College Benefits From the Settlement of a Class-Action Lawsuit

In 2010 Solvay Pharmaceuticals reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by women who had taken its Estratest medication, a hormone-replacement drug for the treatment of symptoms of menopause. As part of the settlement the manufacturer agreed to distribute $8.9 million to nonprofit organizations that are conducting research on menopausal or post-menopausal treatments.

Meharry Medical College, the historically black medical school in Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected to receive more than $1 million of the settlement money. Meharry will use the funds to support the operations at its Center for Women’s Health Research.