Supreme Court Rejects Generic Drug Lawsuits

06.24.11 | Sarah Harnisch

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected lawsuits aimed at generic drug companies and their product labeling. The ruling by the high court means generic drug manufacturers can't be sued over allegations of failing to provide sufficient label warnings about possible side effects. The decision overturns U.S. Appeals Court rulings that allowed the suits. Generic drug companies argued that they shouldn't be held liable for listing warnings since the law requires them to use the same inserts used by brand-name manufacturers.