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Supreme Court grapples with generic drugs and design defects

Alyssa E. Lambert

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could change how generic drug manufacturers can be held liable to injured consumers. The justices considered whether federal law preempts state products liability claims that allege a generic drug was unreasonably dangerous and defective, and they wavered between recognizing that the decision could be limited to the facts of the case and issuing a broad ruling that could significantly affect both generic and brand-name drug companies.

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