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Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

By Burg Simpson
March 12, 2014
1 min read

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they have no responsibility to consumers.

About 80% of the drugs sold in the US are generic, so currently, the drug manufacturers for 80% of the US are not under requirement to look out for patient safety and update their warnings. However, the FDA is looking at passing new regulations that would change the standards for generic companies.

If you have questions, call Burg Simpson lawyer Janet Abaray at 1-800-713-9340.

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