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.
Taking a lead from CPG companies, footwear and apparel company Timberland plans to roll out new packaging that will include a "nutrition label" detailing how and where the product was manufactured and its impact on the environment.
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