In re Norplant Contraceptive:
a)    Plaintiffs received Norplant from their doctors and sued the company for side effects that resulted.
b)    Learned Intermediary Doctrine – drug manufacturer must warn the doctor of side effects and does not have to warn the patient/consumer who will receive the drug.
c)    Plaintiffs claim the doctrine should not apply b/c the physician plays a limited role in choosing birth control.  Plaintiff claims there were public policies in duty to warn.
d)    Court disagreed and said the physician plays a significant role in prescribing Norplant and educating patients of its effects.
e)    If this had been a mere prescription drug, it may have been different.  But here, the drug is implanted…