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Supreme Court / Generic Drugs #1046975

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Statistics on generic drug prescriptions cited.

(Washington: Jan Crawford) The Supreme Court case involving whether a generic drug company can be sued when the FDA has declared a name-brand version safe examined; details given about the case of Karen Bartlett††, who is suing drug maker Mutual Pharmaceutical; photos shown of Bartlett before and after taking the drug Sulindac††, which left her blind and caused her to lose 65 percent of her skin; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown; response from Justice Stephen Breyer quoted. [BARTLETT – says she feels like a burden.] [Mutual’s lawyer Jay LEFKOWITZ††- says federal law doesn't permit a generic drug company to change the design of its drug or the warning.]

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Crawford, Jan
Duration:
00:02:40

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