Pharmaceuticals: FDA Approved Warning Labels and Pre-emption

Event Details

The Food and Drug Administration approves the labels that contain the dangers of side effects and other contraindications for prescription drugs. Nevertheless, plaintiffs have successfully brought state-law based claims premised on the theory that these labels inadequately warned of some dangers of the drug.  The below panel addressed whether and/or under what circumstances such state-law claims should be pre-empted by federal law.

Max Kennerly
Of Counsel, Tor Hoerman Law, LLC
Ana C. Reyes
Partner, Williams & Connolly
Moderator: Dennis M. Black
Acting Director, Education, Law & Economics Center
For More Information, Contact: Keith J. Fierro
Program Assistant, CCJCA