New prescription drug labeling rule from the Food and Drug Administration says that if a label meets the agency's requirements, state law failure-to-warn suits over the drug's risks are pre-empted, but plaintiffs' lawyers have vowed to fight.
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public awareness campaign "Raise the alarm counterfeit medicines can harm" will run in print and electronic media as well as on posters and billboards. Paints an awful picture citing 192,000 deaths in China in 2001 from fake drugs. "Check the packaging" suggests Health Minister.Source: The Jamaica Observer