Ruling says patients can sue drugmakers

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    Courtesy of SFGate

    In a resounding victory for consumers over the pharmaceutical industry, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that patients harmed by medication can sue the drugmaker for neglecting to list known dangers on the label even if federal regulators haven't required them to do so.



    Levine, 63, said she learned of the ruling from a reporter Wednesday morning and collapsed in tears.

    "It feels like a tremendous weight has been lifted off of me," she said in a conference call with reporters. "I feel like I did something worthwhile, which is one good thing that came out of a tragedy."

    The case is Wyeth vs. Levine, 06-1249. The ruling is available at links.sfgate.com/ZGHW.
     
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    Just read the new rule. Moderators please delete main body and leave link.
     
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