Saturday, March 28, 2009
Michigan Moving Forward to End Drug Industry Immunity
You've seen the commercials with Jeff Daniels... "Come to Michigan... we give you the upper hand." What you may not know is that at least for pharmaceutical industries, part of the upper hand is based on the fact that Michigan is the only state in the nation that has a law in the books that prevents its residents harmed by pharmaceutical drugs to recover from the drug companies. The upper hand may be in jeopardy. A couple of days ago, for the second year in a row, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills that would effectively end the drug industry immunity in Michigan. Now the legislation moves to the State Senate, where last year’s bills died without ever coming to a vote. More information at The PopTort Blog.