House Slams FDA In Run-Up To High Court Drug Case

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bush administration appointees to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have disregarded the advice of career government officials in a push to preempt individual state tort liability cases filed in connection with pharmaceutical drugs, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The report — published by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. — came days ahead of a closely watched Supreme Court case involving preemption: Wyeth v. Levine.

According to the report, Bush-era advocacy marked a change...
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