Brand-Name, Generic Reglan Makers Beat Injury Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ruled Thursday that neither brand-name nor generic makers of the anti-heartburn medication Reglan can be held liable in a woman's suit linking her neurological disorder to generic Reglan, since brand-name companies did not make the products and claims against the generics companies are preempted by federal law.

U.S. District Judge Michael Watson granted summary judgment motions from brand-name defendants Pfizer Inc., Pfizer unit Wyeth LLC and Schwarz Pharma, now known as UCB Inc., and a motion for judgment on the pleadings from...
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