Failure To Provide Amiodarone Drug Guide Not Preempted, Federal Judge Says
Mealey's (August 25, 2016, 1:33 PM EDT) -- MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin federal judge on Aug. 23 said that a claim involving the failure of a drug maker to provide a medication guide for the heart drug amiodarone is not preempted under state law and that the plaintiffs can bring a negligence per se claim (Judy Marvin, et al. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals [USA] Inc., et al., No 15-749, W.D. Wis.).
(Opinion available. Document #28-160901-008Z.)
Shirley Johns was prescribed amiodarone, the generic version of Cordarone. Johns died, and Judy Martin, Beverly Schultz, Patricia Collins,...