Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Brand-Name Drug Maker Liable For Injuries From Generic Version, Judge Says

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Brand-Name Drug Maker Liable For Injuries From Generic Version, Judge Says

CHICAGO - Holding that the warning label is part of a prescription drug "product," an Illinois federal judge on Feb. 28 said GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) may be liable for failing to warn that both Paxil and its generic versions can cause suicidal behavior even when a plaintiff took a drug made by a generic manufacturer (Wendy Dolin, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation, et al., No. 12-6403, N.D. Ill., Eastern Div.).

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