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Wyeth ruling seen as win for consumers.

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2009 | Firm News

Created: 26 March 2009

The Toledo Blade (3/25) editorialized, “Consumers have been handed an important victory by the U.S. Supreme Court in the form of a 6-3 decision in a case in which the high court dismissed the argument of drug makers and the Bush administration that federal approval of drugs shields them from lawsuits by injured patients.” The Blade concluded, “The high court didn’t buy the” Bush “administration’s view that the policy constituted federal law, noting that Congress has passed laws regulating drugs for a century without prohibiting consumers from suing drug makers. And if the threat of lawsuits is the incentive to better scrutinize all drugs in development as well as existing drugs, so much the better.”