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Brand-name drug makers are not happy about Alabama Supreme Court ruling

Posted in Brand Name Liability, Legal Issues

Back in January the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling that enabled individuals who took generic drugs to sue the brand-name manufacturer.  Not surprisingly, the brand-name companies are not happy:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Brand name makers of a drug used to treat acid reflux and other digestive problems today asked the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its January opinion that people who take generic equivalents of a drug can sue the brand name manufacturers.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of Alabama, and four other groups also filed court briefs today supporting that request, saying the court’s earlier ruling could have far-sweeping consequences on healthcare, as well as other industries, in Alabama.

Source: Brand-name drug makers ask Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider ruling that generic drug consumers can sue them | al.com