Generics Makers Fight Label Change | October 6, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 40 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 40 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 6, 2014

Generics Makers Fight Label Change

Drug Safety: Industry threatens suit over FDA plan to update warnings
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: generic drugs, warning labels, FDA

Generic drug makers are threatening to sue if the Food & Drug Administration finalizes a proposal to revamp warning labels on their products. They contend the planned regulation could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines.

As proposed, “the rule is bad policy and bad for public health,” says Ralph G. Neas, CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the industry’s main trade group. If it . . .

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