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Juries should be able to make decisions on product safety

The U.S. Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Levine has cleared the way for injured consumers to seek redress in state courts for alleged defects in products ranging from prescription drugs to cars. A recent op-ed argues that this product liability decision took account of the real world, where the FDA is understaffed and hard presed to monitor the safety of 11,000 drugs on the market.

To read more about the product liability editorial.