No. 80-1579.

639 F.2d 394 (1981)

Anne NEEDHAM, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. WHITE LABORATORIES, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 27, 1981.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied April 27, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard J. Phelan, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

William J. Harte, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Before FAIRCHILD, Chief Circuit Judge, BAUER, Circuit Judge, and DUMBAULD, Senior District Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied April 27, 1981.

BAUER, Circuit Judge.

In 1946 the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") authorized defendant-appellant White Laboratories, Inc. ("White"), to market dienestrol, a synthetic estrogen, for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and suppression of lactation.1 In 1950 the FDA authorized White to market dienestrol for treatment of threatened and habitual miscarriages.


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