The California Court of Appeal reversed a lower court’s holding for a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, and held that implied preemption principles did not preempt the state law claims challenging the labeling for a generic drug. In McKenney v. Purepac Pharms. Co., — Cal. Rptr. — , 2008 WL 4355425 (Cal. App. Sept. 25, 2008), the lower court granted the manufacturer’s demurrer without leave to amend, holding that because the defendant was a manufacturer of the generic drug, metroclopramide, it could not deviate from the original FDA approved warnings for the product. The reviewing court rejected this specific holding by stating that the FDA allows generic manufacturers to change its labeling with new safety information given the existence of supporting evidence. (57 Fed. Reg. 17950, 17961). The court also examined the Carlin v. Superior Court, 13 Cal. 4th 1104 (1996) decision that imposed liability for labels that failed to warn of risk that were known or reasonably known by the manufacturer. The court in Carlin noted the company’s argument that the FDA evinced no intent to impliedly preempt state law claims, and nothing indicated that this intent had changed now. While the manufacturer showed more recent changes indicative of the FDA’s intent, the court stated that this was particular case did not demonstrate the type of conflict preemption upheld in other cases, such as instances where the FDA precluded the manufacturer from including certain warnings for the drugs.