Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another NYT article about generic drug cases

Here is a link to another article/editorial in the New York Times criticizing the effects of the Supreme Court's decision in Pliva v. Mensing.  It starts by saying "[d]ozens of suits against drug companies have been dismissed in federal and state courts because of a decision by the Supreme Court last year that makes it virtually impossible to sue generic manufacturers for failing to provide adequate warning of a prescription drug’s dangers. This outrageous denial of a patient’s right to recover fair damages makes it imperative that Congress or the Food and Drug Administration fashion a remedy"  You can read the full article here.

1 comment:

Max Kennerly said...

I would say, "Mensing was one of the Court's worst recent opinions," but this week they held that people could be jailed and strip-searched for traffic violations and the failure to have an audible bell on their bicycles (I didn't make that up, it's noted in the dissent).