No Legal Shield in Drug Labeling, Justices Rule

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Very disappointing to Big Pharma, which of course only accepts greater regulation in hopes it will protect it.

“The court, by a 6-to-3 vote, upheld a jury verdict of $6.7 million in favor of a musician from Vermont whose arm had to be amputated after she was injected with an antinausea drug. The drug’s manufacturer, Wyeth, had argued that its compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s labeling requirements should immunize it from lawsuits.” via