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Medtronic will face high court

Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 3, 2007
The case against Medtronic that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court has wide-ranging implications for patients, doctors and device makers. Medtronic asserts that because the FDA has a rigorous approval process for medical devices, federal law "preempts" it from state claims relating to a device's safety and effectiveness. Lower courts have agreed.