If You Purchased or Paid for the Drug NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium) in Massachusetts, You Could Receive Benefits from a

  If You Purchased or Paid for the Drug NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium) in
  Massachusetts, You Could Receive Benefits from a Class Action Settlement,
             Whether You Are an Individual or a Third Party Payor

PR Newswire

BOSTON, April 2, 2013

BOSTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued
by Hagens Berman LLP regarding the class action settlement in Commonwealth
Care Alliance, et al. v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L.P., et al.

If You Purchased or Paid for the Drug NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium) in
Massachusetts, You Could Receive Benefits from a Class Action Settlement,
Whether You Are an Individual or a Third Party Payor.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

A proposed settlement has been reached with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP,
the maker of NEXIUM®, in a class action lawsuit pending in Suffolk County
Superior Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Lawsuit claims, but
AstraZeneca denies, that AstraZeneca deceptively marketed NEXIUM®. Plaintiffs
do not claim that NEXIUM® is unsafe in any way.

What Are the Terms of the Settlement?

AstraZeneca has agreed to pay a total of $20,000,000.00 to settle all claims
made in this Lawsuit. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing or an
indication that any law was violated. The attorneys who represent Plaintiffs
and the Class will seek attorneys' fees not to exceed 30% of the Settlement
Fund, litigation expenses advanced on behalf of the Class, and awards to the
two Plaintiffs in recognition of their efforts on behalf of the Class.

Who Is Included?

You may be eligible for a settlement payment if, from March 1, 2001, through
February 6, 2013, you: (a) purchased NEXIUM® in or from Massachusetts, or (b)
reimbursed or paid for NEXIUM® dispensed in Massachusetts, or (c) reimbursed
or paid for NEXIUM® purchased by mail order from Massachusetts. For more
information, visit www.MassachusettsNexiumLitigation.com  or call (866)
881-8313.

What Can You Get?

Payments will be based on the number of valid claims filed as well as on the
dollar amounts and/or number of prescriptions paid for NEXIUM®. More details
are available in the Settlement Agreement and the "Full Notice of Proposed
Class Action Settlement," both of which you can get at
www.MassachusettsNexiumLitigation.com or by calling (866) 881-8313.

How to Get a Payment?

You must submit a valid, sworn Claim Form, which must be postmarked, faxed,
emailed or submitted online by August 30, 2013. Separate Claim Forms for
individual consumers and Third Party Payors, and instructions on how to submit
a Claim Form, are available at www.MassachusettsNexiumLitigation.com or by
calling (866) 881-8313.

Your Other Rights.

If you are a member of the Class and do nothing, you will be bound by the
settlement terms but will not receive any money from the settlement fund.
You may object to or comment on the Settlement by May 31, 2013, by following
the instructions in the Full Notice. The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing
on July 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., to decide whether to approve the Settlement,
as well as whether to approve a request for attorneys' fees, costs, and
incentive awards to the Named Plaintiffs. If you are a member of the Class,
you can appear at the hearing but don't have to. You can hire your own
attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.

To obtain the detailed Full Notice about the Settlement and a Claim Form:

Visit: www.MassachusettsNexiumLitigation.com; or
Call toll-free: (866) 881-8313; or
Write: Massachusetts Nexium Litigation Administrator, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 9702,
Dublin, OH 43017-5602

SOURCE Hagens Berman LLP

Website: http://www.massachusettsnexiumlitigation.com
Contact: Craig R. Spiegel, Hagens Berman LLP, +1-206-268-9328; or Michele
Meixell, AstraZeneca, +1-302-885-2677