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June 24, 2010 FindLaw.com Health Law Newsletter

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HEALTH CARE ROUNDUP

  • High court rejects drug maker's appeal
  • Not So Happy: McDonald's Sued Over Happy Meal Toys?
  • CPSC Announces Major Drop Side Crib Recall
  • Walgreen ends CVS Caremark network relationship
  • SpaghettiOs Recall: Spaghetti Nos?
  • CPSC, Canada and the EU Want New Safety Standards for Corded Window Covers
  • Biovail, Valeant Pharma agree to combine
  • Merck partners with South African drugmaker
  • San Francisco Passes Cell Phone Radiation Levels Law

FDA ACTIONS

  • New Tobacco Laws Go Into Effect; More to Come
  • Bad Medicine: Pfizer pulls Leukemia Drug Mylotarg Off the Market

RECENT CASE SUMMARIES

  • Whittemore v. Owens Healthcare, No. C060873
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HEALTH CARE ROUNDUP:

HIGH COURT REJECTS DRUG MAKER'S APPEAL
(AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing a new trial in the case of a woman who got breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy and is seeking punitive damages against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Read more...

NOT SO HAPPY: MCDONALD'S SUED OVER HAPPY MEAL TOYS?
(FindLaw's Common Law) - It was only a matter of time after the County of Santa Clara, California, announced it was considering banning the toys offered with McDonald's Happy Meals, that someone would bring suit. Read more...

CPSC ANNOUNCES MAJOR DROP SIDE CRIB RECALL
(FindLaw's Common Law) - The constant barrage of drop side crib recalls noted on this blog reached a new high today, June 24, as the CPSC announced a major seven manufacturer recall of more than two million drop side cribs. Read more...

WALGREEN ENDS CVS CAREMARK NETWORK RELATIONSHIP
(AP) - Drugstore chain Walgreen says it will no longer be a provider in new or renewed prescription drug plans awarded to CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit manager. Read more...

SPAGHETTIOS RECALL: SPAGHETTI NOS?
(FindLaw's Common Law) - The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the USDA announced on June 17 that in conjunction with the Campbell Soup Supply Company, it would be recalling nearly 15,000,000 pounds of "Spaghetti Os with Meatballs." Read more...

CPSC, CANADA AND THE EU WANT NEW SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CORDED WINDOW COVERS
(FindLaw's Common Law) - The CPSC is attempting to take a proactive approach to the on-going threats that corded window coverings pose to young children. Read more...

BIOVAIL, VALEANT PHARMA AGREE TO COMBINE
(AP) - Canadian drugmaker Biovail Corp. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said Monday they are forming a new company under the Valeant name, capping Biovail's recovery from falling sales and financial scandals. Read more...

MERCK PARTNERS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN DRUGMAKER
(AP) - Merck & Co., the world's second biggest drugmaker, said Thursday it is expanding its business in South Africa through a partnership with drugmaker Adcock Ingram. Read more...

SAN FRANCISCO PASSES CELL PHONE RADIATION LEVELS LAW
(FindLaw's Common Law) - As previously discussed in a prior post, San Francisco authorities have been considering whether or not to pass a city ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to post information for the public about which cell phones emit the most radiation. Read more...



FDA ACTIONS:

NEW TOBACCO LAWS GO INTO EFFECT; MORE TO COME
(FindLaw's Common Law) - Ahh, coffee, it gives you that get up and go. But Magic Power Coffee, which promises a whole lot of get up and go, is not only possibly ineffectual, but potentially dangerous, according to the FDA. Read more...


BAD MEDICINE: PFIZER PULLS LEUKEMIA DRUG MYLOTARG OFF THE MARKET
(FindLaw's Common Law) - Today, pharmaceutical company Pfizer, the world's largest drug maker, announced it is voluntarily pulling the drug Mylotarg off the market after ten years. Read more...


RECENT CASE SUMMARIES:

WHITTEMORE V. OWENS HEALTHCARE, NO. C060873
(Cal 3d Dist.) - Whittemore v. Owens Healthcare, No. C060873, concerned a challenge to the trial court's order sustaining defendant's demurrer without leave to amend in plaintiffs' suit against pharmacies brought under the Drug Dealer Liability Act. Read more...

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.Full text of Whittemore v. Owens Healthcare



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