The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide a case that centers on whether federal regulation of pharmaceuticals pre-empts state law. The case involves a product liability lawsuit against Pfizer's Warner-Lambert unit. The justices have already agreed to hear a similar case, Riegel v. Medtronic, which focuses on whether the federal approval of a medical device shields the device from liability claims under state law.
Supreme Court to Address Pharmaceutical Companies' Protection From State Suits
The Associated Press
September 27, 2007