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Kenney v. Purepac Pharm. Co., F052606

In a civil action for injury as a result of using the prescription drug metoclopramide manufactured by defendant, demurrer in favor of defendant is reversed where the federal requirement that a generic drug have the same labeling as a reference listed drug does not necessarily result in federal preemption of a state tort action against the generic manufacturer for failure to adequately warn of the dangers of the drug.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/25/2008
  • Published 09/25/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Office of Laurence O. Masson, Laurence O. Mason;  Medical Legal Consultants of Washington, Ralph D. Pittle;  and Jones, Martin, Parris & Tessener, Gregory M. Martin, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Tucker, Ellis & West, Michael C. Zellers, Richard A. Dean and Peter E. Schnaitman, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.
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