Volume 91 Issue 26 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 1, 2013 | Web Date: June 27, 2013

Generic Drug Lawsuits Blocked

Pharmaceuticals: Supreme Court ruling shields industry from liability in state courts
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: generic drugs, Supreme Court, personal injury lawsuits

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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