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rule

1. the exercise of governmental authority or control
2. the period of time in which a monarch or government has power
3. a prescribed method or procedure for solving a mathematical problem, or one constituting part of a computer program, usually expressed in an appropriate formalism
4. any of various devices with a straight edge for guiding or measuring; ruler
5. Christianity a systematic body of prescriptions defining the way of life to be followed by members of a religious order
6. Law an order by a court or judge

Rule

 

a proposition that expresses permission or a requirement to perform or refrain from performing, under particular conditions, some act; the word “act” is understood to refer to some action or absence of action. These rules are called rules of permission and obligation, respectively; they are considered in a natural way to be elementary, or rules of the first rank, and are subsumed under the general term “injunction.” Complex rules are rules of the (n+ 1)th rank, obtained by applying injunctions to collections of rules of the nth or lesser rank in such a way that at least one of these rules must be of the nth rank. Ordinary grammatical rules are examples of rules of different, but not very high, ranks. A method is a system of rules of different ranks that includes rules designating the order in which other rules of the same system are introduced and rearranged.

Rules, whose systematic study is the object of deontic (normative) logic, are of importance in daily life and in all branches of science, particularly mathematics, logic, linguistics, ethics, jurisprudence, sociology, and political economy.

rule

[rül]
(mathematics)
An antecedent condition and a consequent proposition that can support deductive processes.

Rule

[′rül]
(astronomy)

rule

common types of rules
An instrument having straight edges, usually marked off in inches or centimeters and fractions thereof; used for measuring distance and for drawing straight lines.
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19) Courts have commonly held that the learned intermediary rule cannot apply when there is no physician involved in the dispensing of a prescription drug.
Most jurisdictions, however, have declined to exempt oral contraceptives from the learned intermediary rule.
Relying on the rationales behind the oral contraceptive exception, plaintiffs' attorneys and others have vigorously argued, for instance, that exceptions to the learned intermediary rule also be carved out for intrauterine devices (IUDs) and breast implants.
A manufacturer, however, can assert the learned intermediary rule as an affirmative defense, thereby avoiding the imposition of liability.
The learned intermediary rule limits a prescription drug manufacturer's duty to warn to an obligation to advise the prescribing physician of any potential dangers that may result from using the drug.
1997)--in which the Oklahoma Supreme Court recognized this FDA-warning exception in the context of Habitrol nicotine patches, the great majority of cases have rejected this exception to the learned intermediary rule.
The new Restatement also suggests that another exception to the learned intermediary rule may develop with regard to direct consumer advertising of prescription drugs and devices by manufacturers.
Without the protection of the learned intermediary rule, the manufacturer failed to make the warning understandable and "adequate" to this consumer when it omitted the word "stroke.
As mentioned above, the learned intermediary rule also is a negligence standard applied to doctors.