NEJM Editors Buck Wyeth, Feds In Amicus Brief

Law360, New York (August 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an unusual move, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the plaintiff in a case that will decide whether the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a drug preempts state-law product liability claims.

Dr. Gregory Curfman, the executive editor of the journal, said Friday that the prestigious publication had decided to support Diane Levine in her case against drugmaker Wyeth because the case will have serious ramifications for the safety of the nation's...
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