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Drug Recalls

Supreme Court to Consider Whether Generic Drug Manufacturers Can Be Held Liable for Defects

By Ross Jurewitz on March 13, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that has caught the attention of many southern California drug recall attorneys due to its potentially far-reaching consequences for patients who are harmed by generic medications, according to a recent article in The New York Times.

The case the Supreme Court will hear involves a New Hampshire woman who suffered severe injuries after experiencing a rare allergic reaction to sulindac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) often prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. The sulindac she took was manufactured by Mutual Pharmaceutical Company and was a generic version of a medication originally marketed by Merck under the brand name Clinoril. Clinoril was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1978. Read the rest »

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