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Justices Shield Medical Devices From Lawsuits

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Makers of medical devices like implantable defibrillators or breast implants are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency’s specifications, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

The 8-to-1 decision was a victory for the Bush administration, which for years has sought broad authority to pre-empt tougher state regulation.

TVNL Comment: Another example of how the Bush administration works hard AGAINST the public interest. This administration is a corporate lobby firm!


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