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Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
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Since the mid-1960s, Pennsylvania has adhered to the strict liability tenets of section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts. Its version of strict liability had a number of unique features, including the determination...more
Meningitis—a life-threatening inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord—has seldom been more prominent in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. The contaminated steroid made and distributed by a...more
In This Issue:
1. Rockefeller Reintroduces Mine Reform Legislation
2. Whistleblower Protections Added to Highway Bill
3. GAO Endorses Studies Supporting Black Lung Rule
4. Demolition, Underground Construction...more
A New Jersey federal court granted summary judgment to Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) last month based on a familiar legal concept rarely applied in the Garden State – warning causation. In Baker et al. v. APP...more
Damages owed from illness and death claims resulting from actual or alleged food and beverage contamination, along with the cost of recalls of potentially contaminated products, present serious financial risk to companies...more
Tarion has introduced significant changes to the major structural defect claims process. These changes will affect all condominium projects where the first arm’s length agreement of purchase and sale was signed after July 1,...more
Are brake-override systems necessary? Should they be mandatory for all new vehicles? Federal regulators seem to think so. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just recently proposed that all automobile...more
It may surprise you to learn that it wasn’t until 2003 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began to sometimes use female crash test dummies when simulating crashes to determine the safety of...more
Two of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s best-selling drugs, Propecia and Proscar, will be required to carry warnings linking them to severe persistent sexual side effects, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced...more
April 10, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today stating that it had completed a review of epidemiological studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills...more
In late March, the United States Senate approved legislation that would increase the fines levied against U.S. automakers who failed to comply with automobile recall regulations. Currently, automakers are fined a maximum of...more
A class of drugs called statins lowers blood cholesterol levels by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Lipid regulators, which are primarily statin drugs, are the most commonly prescribed medication in the...more
The Fifth Circuit last week upheld the dismissal of putative class actions filed by Mississippi and Alabama residents against the federal government alleging trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina-impacted citizens contained...more
According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, every year 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food poisoning. The FDA is responsible for safeguarding the food supply and for inspecting...more
If you give your baby acetaminophen to reduce fever and pain, pay close attention to the packaging.
Several months ago, we reported about the FDA’s interest in more accurate dosing information for children’s Tylenol ....more
On Sept. 29, the Appellate Division took a significant step forward in clarifying and reinforcing the presumption-of-adequacy defense provided to manufacturers of prescription drugs under the New Jersey Product Liability Act...more
You all know we love preemption. So, when two favorable medical device preemption decisions are entered on the same day, well that’s a two-fer we can’t wait to blog about. In both cases, plaintiffs tried to plead and argue...more
A new study in BMJ , the British medical journal, has revived interest in the issue of the kind of materials best used for hip replacements.
Problems have long been reported from many quarters when metal is used to...more
The groundswell against the use of tanning beds got an additional boost last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting children younger than 18 from using the body-bronzers as of January 2012....more
The problems with the cancer drug Avastin are never ending. The FDA has issued a another warning about the drug’s dangers, this time involving ovarian failure, jaw necrosis (bone decay), blot clots and excessive...more
We from time to time have called our readers attention to developments in the important field of tort reform. While often this takes the form of state legislation affecting substantive legal doctrine, there is another...more
It sounds like a World Cup Soccer match result, but in fact, Brazilian Blowout is a hair-straightening product. And thanks to a wave of unpleasant responses to its use, the FDA has issued a warning letter to its...more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health officials across the country and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to determine the cause of...more
At its annual meeting last month, the American Medical Association's House of Delegates adopted several new policies, including one that recognizes that bisphenol A (BPA) interferes with human hormones, one that decries the...more
DePuy's now notorious metal-on-metal artificial hip, known as the ASR, was marketed as the next great thing in orthopedics, but actually was a recycled old design that ignored warnings from industry insiders that the...more