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The legal textbook market is such a racket. Our bookstore charges more than MSRP. Thank God for Amazon, eh?
A judge has ordered a pharmaceutical to provide an experimental drug to a patient. This is a tough call for me because the patient wasn’t in an earlier, smaller trial. Had the patient been in that trial, he might have been found not to be an appropriate candidate for the larger trial. I’d hate to think that the drug might not come to market if this patient has an adverse reaction.
Defendant drives up costs with frivolous legal argument: The Defendant tried to prevent the Plaintiff from videotaping her own deposition. Thankfully, the court got it right and allowed the video deposition.
“The Food and Drug Administration "is in no position" to guarantee drug safety, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine said in a friend-of-the-court brief.” Some of the best doctors in the world believe the FDA can’t keep us safe from defective drugs. But corporate lobbyists paid by pharmaceuticals say it can. Who do you believe? H/T to The Pop Tort.
Chambers of Commerce across the country are some of the biggest financial backers of the tort “reform” movement, and routinely criticize lawsuits across the nation – especially those in Illinois. Will the U.S. Chamber criticize The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against the Illinois Governor?
Has economist Jacques Polak ever complained about the cost of lawsuits? I ask because he’s filed a $6 million dollar slip-and-fall lawsuit against the International Monetary Fund that he helped found in 1947.
Remember the “pharma-free” expert list? Well, how about a pharma-free doctor list? “How likely is it that your doctor has a tie to a company that makes drugs or devices? Very likely…” H/T to TortsProf.
I guess I’m not an old law student. Here’s a 78 year old woman in law school.
"Documentary evidence shows that ADVANTAGE is an example of marketing framed as science. The documents indicate that ADVANTAGE was a seeding trial developed by Merck's marketing division to promote prescription of Vioxx (rofecoxib) when it became available on the market in 1999."
Pharma jokes are better than lawyer jokes: “Billy proudly stood up and announced, "My daddy murders people, steals from them, and drinks."
What kind of people report animal abuse to the authorities? Spies! Informers! Secret police! Does Walter Olson beat his dog?