Drug Industry Wins In 2 Supreme Court Rulings
by: Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 24, 2011 3:06:00 am
The U.S. Supreme Court handed the pharmaceutical industry two major victories on Thursday. In one case, the court struck down a Vermont law that barred the buying, selling and profiling of doctors' prescription records. And in the second, the court ruled the makers of generic drugs are immune from state lawsuits for failure to warn consumers about possible side effects as long as they copy the warnings on brand-name drugs.