Digging Into The Duty To Mine Big Data

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT) -- I ran across something interesting in a recent opinion by the district court in the In re: Fosamax Product Liability Litigation. What is it? It's a duty to actively mine the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's data for a signal, a hint, that your approved pharmaceutical product may be associated with an adverse event.

As an initial matter, I almost didn't get to the interesting part of In re: Fosamax Product Liability Litigation thanks to this eye-roller: "In applying the nine Bradford Hill factors, [Dr. Cornell]...
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