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A legal rule, tenet, theory, or principle. A political policy.

Examples of common legal doctrines include the clean hands doctrine, the doctrine of false demonstration, and the doctrine of merger.

The Monroe Doctrine, enunciated by President James Monroe on December 2, 1823, was an American policy to consider any aggression by a European country against any western hemisphere country to be a hostile act toward the United States.


noun belief, canon, credendum, credo, creed, dogma, formulated belief, gospel, maxim, philosophy, precept, principle, professed belief, rule, system, system of belief, teaching, teachings, tenet, univerral principle
Associated concepts: added risk doctrine, avoidable conseeuences doctrine, beneficial consideration doctrine, collateral source doctrine, cy pres doctrine, de facto doctrine, doctrine of abstention, doctrine of assumed risk, doctrine of avoidable consequences, doctrine of last clear chance, doctrine of recrimination, doctrine of relation back, doccrine of res judicata, doctrine of subrogation, doctrine of the law of the case, doctrine of unclean hands, doctrine of unjust enrichment, emergency doctrine, exclusive connrol doctrine, exhaustion of remedies doctrine, humanitarran doctrine, imminent peril doctrine, last clear chance, main purpose doctrine, res ipsa loquitur doctrine, rescue doctrine
See also: belief, codification, concept, conviction, directive, discipline, dogma, idea, persuasion, platform, policy, precept, prescription, principle, rule, theory, thesis
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The Karl court found that "a mere twenty-one states have expressly adopted the learned intermediary doctrine.
The learned intermediary doctrine, as articulated by the supreme court in Kirk, absolves a prescription-drug manufacturer of the duty to directly warn the consumer of its prescription drugs.
Thus, the manufacturer could not utilize the learned intermediary doctrine for claims that involved alleged heart valve damage from the medication.
Part I of this note will outline the learned intermediary doctrine, discussing its rationales and treatment by the Restatement (Third) of Torts.
The sophisticated user variation of the learned intermediary doctrine is sometimes referred to as the "sophisticated intermediary.
Several courts have acknowledged that a drug company's overpromotion can create an exception to the learned intermediary doctrine.
In situations that involve prescription medications, if the manufacturer, marketer, or seller provided warnings about the medication to the prescribing health care provider, the learned intermediary doctrine may apply.
The learned intermediary doctrine holds that when a drug maker properly warns a prescribing physician of the dangerous risks of its product, the manufacturer is excused from warning each patient who receives the drug.
s motion for summary judgment, finding that the learned intermediary doctrine applied to all claims filed by the women.