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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Riegel Oral Argument Commentary

Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times reports on the oral arguments yesterday in Riegel.  In Greenhouse's view, Ted Olson (representing Medtronic) seemed to sway some Justices including Justice Scalia; Justices Kennedy, Souter and Stevens, however, appeared concerned "about shielding manufacturers during a regulatory 'hiatus,' after a manufacturer had discovered a problem with an approved device but before the F.D.A. had learned of it or taken action."

Beck & Hermann over at Drug & Device Law Blog also have a report from the oral argument by their friend Tom Parker.  Beck & Hermann are "cautiously optimistic that there will be a pro-preemption ruling in Riegel."


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Google Answers put together a good overview of medical liability vis a vis the FDA and medicines/medical products that aren't performing as they should:

Medical lawsuits and liability

It's worth a look!

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