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Category: Mass Tort News

FDA Fails in Many Drug and Device Reviews

01/29/2014
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A trio of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that just because a drug or medical device makes it to market does not necessarily mean it’s been tested and is safe and effective beyond all doubt. According to three published reviews, the same standards […]

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Novartis Denied U.S. Supreme Court Consideration

01/14/2014
Defective Drugs
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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by drugmaker Novartis to revisit the issue of whether punitive damages can be awarded in product liability lawsuits. Claiming immunity under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Novartis claimed that the FDA preempts state tort law which does allow punitive damages when […]

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