Pharmacist’s Duty to Warn

An Airdo Werwas attorney will be speaking at American Society for Pharmacy Law Annual Conference in Austin, Texas on, “Emerging Trends in a Pharmacist’s Duty to Warn.” The conference will be held November 10-13, 2016.

The presentation will provide an update regarding the "learned intermediary" doctrine in the U.S. and current trends in a pharmacist's duty to warn regarding the known side effects of prescription medications. It will focus on recent federal and significant state law cases addressing the tort liability of pharmacists who have properly filled and dispensed prescribed medications as ordered by the treating physician. The “duty to warn” cases will discuss the traditional doctrinal limits provided by the “learned intermediary doctrine” and the reasonableness test advocated by the plaintiffs’ bar.

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