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Product Liability Returning To Supreme Court With Government, Former FDA Officials On Opposite Sides

Executive Summary

US government supports Merck, saying FDA labeling decision preempts Fosamax failure-to-warn claim. Joshua Sharfstein and two other former FDAers argue Merck sought warning on a lesser injury.

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