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When Can Patients Sue Drug Companies?

Supreme Court Finds That FDA Approval Does Not Stand In the Way
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD
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In the recent case of Wyeth v. Levine, the drug company unsuccessfully appealed an award to a patient who had been harmed by Phenergan—even though the FDA had approved this injectable drug. Dr. Field reviews this precedent-setting case.