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Preemption Argument In Drug/Cosmetic Dispute Likely Falls Short Of Supreme Court

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Federal law does not preempt Allergan's suit alleging Athena Cosmetics' RevitaLash competes unfairly against the drug firm's Latisse treatment in California, according to a Supreme Court brief filed by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. Athena argues the absence of FDA action against its eyelash enhancers signals that its cosmetic positioning is lawful.


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