Pharmacies Fear Tort Fallout From New Drug Labeling Rule

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2014, 7:11 PM EST) -- The American Pharmacists Association, CVS Caremark Corp. and others urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to rethink its controversial plan to let generic-drug makers independently change their warning labels, saying the proposed rule could burden consumers with increased costs for generic medicines and expose pharmacists, doctors and others to tort liability.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, pharmacy lobbying groups and pharmacies said the proposed rule includes revisions to regulations for generic drugs that could have unintended consequences.

They said the...
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