Issue Date: July 1, 2013 | Web Date: June 27, 2013
Generic Drug Lawsuits Blocked
In a major victory for the pharmaceutical industry, a divided Supreme Court ruled on June 24 that generic drug makers cannot be held liable for alleged flaws in the designs of their Food & Drug Administration-approved medications.
The 5-4 decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett will limit the ability of lawyers to file personal injury lawsuits in state courts against generic drug companies, which provide . . .
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