Can California Opioid Ruling Help Manufacturers In Pending Cases?
Judge’s dismissal of all claims against opioid makers offers hope they can win other cases and may push forward settlements. But it is ‘bookend’ by the Oklahoma case that reached a dramatically divergent conclusion, so while significant, it is only a single data point, Stanford law professor says.
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Vaccine Technologies: US FDA Isn’t Afraid Of Needle-Free Delivery, But It Takes Time To Develop, Woodcock Says
The agency is interested in alternative formulations for COVID-19 inoculations, but pushed the traditional injection presentation because it was easier to develop quickly.
NY AG has ‘no comment’ on whether criminal charges will be pursued against company executives; NC AG predicts ‘north of 40 states’ expected to accept settlement and would then need to convince municipalities to come on board. States with ongoing litigation against manufacturers may opt for jury trial instead.