In Support Of Learned Intermediary Doctrine

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT) -- In August, a decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned three judgments totaling almost $12 million in damages previously awarded against New Jersey drug manufacturer Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. for injuries associated with the use of its acne drug Accutane.

The three suits, all brought under Florida law, involved teenage Accutane users who alleged that they developed permanent inflammatory bowel disease after using the drug. Central to the Appellate Division’s decision was the application of Florida’s precedent requiring a careful evaluation of the behavior of a...
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