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Supreme Court Turns Down Athena v. Allergan; 'Torrent' Of Suits To Come?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Following the recommendation of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Supreme Court has declined to review Allergan v. Athena Cosmetics, a case examining if the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act preempts an unfair competition claim in California characterizing Athena's RevitaLash products as unapproved drugs. Athena predicts a "torrent of novel and disruptive litigation" could ensue.

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