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TODAY: Press Call on SCOTUS Bartlett Generic Drug Safety Decision
Date:6/24/2013

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Association for Justice:

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued another handout to the generic drug industry, shielding it from lawsuits for the design of their drugs at the cost of consumer safety.  In a 5-4 decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett the Court, once again, let a generic drug manufacturer off the hook for the safety of the drugs they produce.  

Despite lower court rulings in favor of Karen Bartlett that the drug she took is an unreasonably unsafe drug, SCOTUS sided with Mutual and decided that they cannot be held responsible for the design of their drugs.

WHAT:    Press call on SCOTUS decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett

WHEN:    TODAY, Monday, June 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. EDT

WHO:  
Lou Bograd with the Center for Constitutional Litigation
Allison Zieve with Public Citizen
Sue Steinman with the American Association for Justice
David Fredrick argued this case for Bartlett in front of SCOTUS

CALL-IN #: 1-800-434-1335; Conference Code: 971187#

The Facts

  • Generic drug corporations are off the hook from legal accountability due to the U.S. Supreme Court case Pliva v. Mensing.  [U.S. Supreme Court]
  • Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the gener
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