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Court to rule on preemption of defect claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether federal law preempts state law design defect claims targeting generic pharmaceutical products. The case from the 1st Circuit stems from a design defect claim brought by a woman who developed Steven Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, a hypersensitivity disease that leads to severe skin disfigurement and blindness, after ...