Conte v. Wyeth, Inc., 168 Cal.App.4th 89, 85 Cal.Rptr.3d 299 (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 2008), rehearing denied (Nov 26, 2008), review denied (Jan 21, 2009)
Court upholds learned intermediary defense in Zyprexa suicide case - Ebel v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 08-40170 (5th Cir. 2009); Injunction preventing dissemination of Lilly documents but allowing WWW publications to stand - In re Zyprexa Injunction, 474 F.Supp.2d 385 (E.D.N.Y. 2007), injunction upheld, In re Zyprexa Litigation, 2007 WL 669797 (E.D.N.Y. 2007).
Supreme Court rejects federal preemption of state claims in drug cases - Wyeth v. Levine, 129 S.Ct. 1187 (2009)
Attorney sanctions in Phen-Fen settlement - 2005
Class Action Certified in OxyContin Case on Over-Promotion - Howland v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., 2003 WL 21637968, 2003-Ohio-3699 (Ohio App. 12 Dist. 2003)
Learned Intermediary in Louisiana - Stahl v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., 283 F.3d 254 (5th Cir.(La.) 2002)
Brief - Physician fails in emotional distress claiming against drug manufacturer for injury to patient - Fetick v. American Cyanamid Co., 38 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. 2001)
Brief - Liability for allowing a drug salesman in an examination room - Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, 86 Cal.App.4th 365, 103 Cal.Rptr.2d 410 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2001)
Nebraska rejects Restatement 3rd in Accutane case - Freeman v. Hoffman-La Roche, Inc., 260 Neb. 552, 618 N.W.2d 827, 618 N.W.2d 827 (Nebraska 2000)
Court allows expert speculation over Daubert objections - Miller v. Pfizer, Inc., 2000 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 9816 (D.Kan. 6-23-00)
Brief - Does PMA approval trigger federal preemption of state lawsuits against a medical device supplier? - Haidak v. Collagen Corp., 67 F.Supp.2d 21 (D.Mass. 1999) and Weiland v. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., 721 N.E.2d 1149 (Ill. 1999)
Brief - What is the standard for a pharmacist's duty to warn? - Morgan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 03-99-00700-CV (Tex.App. Dist.3 08-10-2000)
Brief - The Fen-Phen Settlement - Brown v. American Home Products Corporation Diet Drugs, No. 99-20593 (E.D.Pa. 08-28-2000)
Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories Inc., 161 N.J. 1, 734 A.2d 1245 (N.J. Aug 09, 1999) - This case limits the learned intermediary defense when there is direct marketing of prescription drugs (Norplant) to consumers.
Supreme Court Finds Medical Device Amendments do not Preempt State Tort Law - Medtronic, Inc. v. Lohr, 518 U.S. 470 (1996)
Supreme Court establishes standards for scientific evidence (liability for Bendectin) - Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993)
Brief - Governmental Immunity and FDA Actions - Polio Vaccine - Berkovitz by Berkovitz v. U.S., 486 U.S. 531 (1988)
Feldman v. Lederle Laboratories, 479 A.2d 374 (N.J. 1984) - This is a key case analyzing the application of products liability to drugs.
Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co., 507 P.2d 653 (Cal. 1973) - This is the classic case that held that over promotion of a drug can dilute the warnings.
Sterling Drug Inc. v. Yarrow, 408 F.2d 978 (8th Cir. 1969) - This is the classic failure to warn the learned intermediary case.
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