Allergan Warning May Prompt Suits By AGs: Expert

Law360, New York (August 25, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A recent warning letter to pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could be a prelude to suits by states, according to one legal expert.

“In recent warning-letter memory, I haven't seen one that's this harsh,” said Arnie Friede, principal with the firm of Arnold I. Friede & Associates. “Given the tone of the letter, it would not at all surprise me if the states picked up on this.”

Thomas Abrams, director of the FDA's Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications,...
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