Bob Herbert: “One can only hope that the hysterical howling of right-wingers against the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is something approaching a death rattle for this profoundly destructive force in American life.” (New York Times op-ed)
The ones who come after her can’t attack her character or credentials. So they come at her with ignorance and fear. Guys like Gingrich don’t just make her look smarter than he is because of this. They make her look better. — Mike Lupica (N Daily News op-ed).
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 NYTimes.com.
- Supreme Court Rejects Preemption (healthcarevox.com)
- Drug Giant Felled: Amputee’s $6.7M Win (abcnews.go.com)
- Ruling may make drugmakers wary (msnbc.msn.com)
- Supreme Court Protects Consumer Rights in Wyeth v. Levine (prescriptionaccess.org)