Wyeth v. Levine -- no preemption of warning claims
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To protect itself against fraud, the federal government allows people who are aware of fraud to sue companies who bilk the government. The False Claims Act (a.k.a. the qui tam statute) allows private citizens to people or companies who fraudulently bill the federal government. Actions under this law typically involve government spending programs such as health care, education, social security or the U.S. military. Several states have also created similar False Claims statutes that enable whistleblowers to recover money at the state level.