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Supreme Court rules generic drug makers cannot be held liable for defects

By Reuters
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:34 EDT
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that makers of generic drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cannot be held liable under state law for claims of design defects.

In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled for Mutual Pharmaceutical Co, a unit of URL Pharma, owned by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller and Will Dunham)

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