Drug Companies Can Be Sued For Injuries, Court Rules
Drug makers can be sued for injury claims even though their products and labels are approved by the federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday.
The case centered around a woman who lost much of her arm following a botched injection. The woman claimed that the warnings on the drug label were not substantial enough. The drug manufacturer, however, contended that the company could not be held responsible since the drug and the label were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In a 6 to 3 ruling, the court sided with the woman saying that under FDA regulation drug companies are responsible for the content of their labels, reports The New York Times. To read more click here.
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