Drug and Device Manufacturers Beware: Comments Could Result in FDA Troubles

After appearing on CNBC television show Fast Money, the CEO of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals received a warning letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Prescription Drug Promotion.  The agency asserted that comments made on the show … Continue reading

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Ten Things to Know About the New Unique Device Identifier Rule for Medical Devices

Reprinted with the permission of the Record Reporter, originally printed as “The Future of Medical Recalls” on November 15, 2013. Many medical devices will soon carry a unique identity code, under a new rule recently published by the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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Summary of FDA Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps

Overview On September 25, 2013, the FDA issued its final guidance explaining how it plans to regulate mobile medical applications, or “apps,” under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The guidance clarifies which mobile apps will be … Continue reading

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Newest Food Safety Rules Approach Deadline

In June, a federal judge in California ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to issue proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) by November 30, 2013.  In July, the agency requested an extension for two of … Continue reading

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Four New Privacy Laws and What They Mean for Businesses

Does your business operate a website,  online service, application or database? California has passed a group of privacy and  data security laws that apply to those types of businesses. The new laws are  either effective already or will be soon. … Continue reading

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Choice of Law: Place of Conduct More Compelling Than Where Plaintiff Resides

In Pounders v. Enserch E&C, Inc., decided on August 21, 2013, the Arizona Supreme Court gave a fresh examination to the application of choice of law principles to product liability lawsuits, in particular actions involving long-latency diseases.  The Court ruled … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends SUV Rollover Claims at Texas Federal Court Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorney Vaughn Crawford represented Ford Motor Company in a case tried in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in El Paso.  The case was filed by a husband and wife involved in … Continue reading

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The Latest on Major Defense Verdicts in Arizona

What’s the latest news on Arizona’s civil defense verdicts?  Here’s a preview of some interesting 2013 defense verdicts: Yanovskaya v. State of Arizona.  This was a road design case.  Yanovskaya’s vehicle crashed on a freeway and she alleged that the … Continue reading

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The Drones Are Here, Bringing Liability Risks into View

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more popularly known as “drones,” have evolved beyond overseas battlefield and clandestine operations and are increasingly being utilized inside the United States.  As with any product used in the domestic market, product liability considerations apply to … Continue reading

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Personal Injury Claims Escape Preemption Defense in Medical Device Case

The District of Arizona recently denied a motion to dismiss by Medtronic Inc., rejecting the argument that federal law preempted a plaintiff’s personal injury claims related to a product that had obtained premarket approval. Infuse is a bio-engineered liquid bone … Continue reading

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