Tuesday, June 14, 2011

North Carolina is NOT on its way to approving a bill that would immunize manufacturers of drugs in most cases if the drugs were approved by the FDA

Two days ago I reported (here) that North Carolina was getting ready to approve a bill to protect drugmakers and those selling medications from liability in lawsuits that would have made it harder for North Carolina consumers to recover compensation than citizens in any other state in the US except Michigan. 

Yet, today comes news that the proposal was removed late yesterday by a legislative committee, effectively tabling the proposal!  This is a surprising victory for consumer advocates in the tort reform friendly atmosphere that seems to be prevalent around the states these days.

Pharmalot has the full story here.

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