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.