Generic Drug Warnings Might Be Incomplete

Generic Drug Warnings Might Be Incomplete

Most Sheridanites aren't aware that companies who manufacture generic prescription drugs aren't required to update warning labels when health issues surface with brand-name equivalents. Across the nation, dozens of lawsuits have been dismissed because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling last year. Attorney, Gary Leppla, points out whether a patient receives a generic or name-brand medication often depends on other factors besides a doctor's recommendation.

There is proposed legislation to change the law, which would bring FDA regulations for generic drugs more in-line with their brand-name counterparts. counterparts.

Leppla said nearly 80 percent of prescriptions filled nationwide are generic drugs.

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