U.S. Supreme Court To Decide On Drug Liability Ruling

November 4, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to make a ruling on the case between Diana Levin and the drug company Wyeth.  ....Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to make a ruling on the case between Diana Levin and the drug company Wyeth.

The ruling is going to have a major impact on thousands of patients as it will decide whether or not drug companies can be held liable for FDA-approved drugs.

Levine lost her arm after she was improperly given the anti-nausea drug from Wyeth known as Phenergan.

Wyeth has argued they followed FDA guidelines for warning labels, and could not change them due to that reason.

Levine argues though that Wyeth knew of the dangers and should have added the warnings.

A Vermont jury has already awarded her $7 million.

They have to decide on the diea of pre-emption, as the Supreme Court must rule if FDA approval pre-empts state laws.

Pre-emption is supported by drug companies and the Bush Administration.


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