ABBOTT LABORATORIES v. CELEBREZZE, 352 F.2d 524 (3rd Cir. 1965)

ABBOTT LABORATORIES et al. v. Anthony J. CELEBREZZE, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, and George P. Larrick, Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Abbott Laboratories et al., Appellants.

No. 15054.United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.Argued April 2, 1965.
Decided November 1, 1965.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware; Caleb M. Wright, Chief Judge.

William W. Goodrich, Washington, D.C., Herbert J. Miller, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Alexander Greenfeld, U.S. Atty., William J. Wier, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty., Wilmington, Del., Jerry H. Opack, Attorney, Department of Justice, William W. Goodrich, Asst. General Counsel for Food and Drugs, Joanne S. Sisk, Attorney, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C., on the brief, for appellee.

Gerhard A. Gesell, Washington, D.C. (Stanley L. Temko, Herbert Dym, Covington Burling, Washington, D.C., on the brief), for plaintiffs-appellees (except

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Merck Co., Inc. and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Ass’n).

Hayward H. Coburn, Philadelphia, Pa. (Drinker, Biddle Reath, Philadelphia, Pa., on the brief), for Merck Co., Inc.

Lloyd N. Cutler, Washington, D.C. (Marshall Hornblower, Daniel K. Mayers, Wilmer, Cutler Pickering, Washington, D.C., on the brief), for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Ass’n.

C. Joseph Stetler, John K. Worley, Washington, D.C., for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Ass’n.

Alexander L. Nichols, Wilmington, Del. (William S. Megonigal, Jr., Morris, Nichols, Arsht Tunnell, Wilmington, Del., on the brief), for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before HASTIE and FREEDMAN, Circuit Judges, and WEBER, District Judge.


The named appellants in the above entitled case are some, but not all, of the plaintiffs who joined in the complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.

We find no prejudicial error in the dismissal of the complaint as to these plaintiffs, and that action will be affirmed.

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