Magazine May 4, 2009, Issue

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We’re Warning You
In “The Week” (April 6), the Editors take issue with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Wyeth v. Levine. The Court held that when a drug harms a patient, the patient can sue in a state court, even if the drug’s maker followed the Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines — in other words, FDA guidelines don’t “preempt” state-level laws and lawsuits. The Editors also express a desire for a national standard governing warning labels on drugs.

But the case was rightly decided as a legal matter. While Congress has the power to preempt state laws having to do with interstate

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