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A jury in Nevada on Friday slashed $100 million from a compensatory judgment against pharmaceutical giant Wyeth after it conceded a previous award improperly included a levy to punish the company for its hormone replacement drugs.

Washoe District Judge Robert Perry instructed the five-man, two-woman jury to reconsider a $134.5 million award issued Wednesday after questions were raised about whether the judgment included punitive damages designed to punish the pharmaceutical maker.

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