Iowa Court Offers Limited Boost To Generic-Drug Injury Suits

By Sindhu Sundar (July 15, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT) -- The Iowa Supreme Court's recent decision to allow a consumer to sue a generic-drug maker over its alleged failure to update a warning label offers a toehold for plaintiffs struggling to overcome the landmark Mensing decision, but attorneys say it may still require them to show that their doctors were not aware of the latest warnings about the medication.

The state's highest court on Friday joined the majority of courts with its ruling in Huck v. Wyeth that brand-name makers of metoclopramide, a heartburn medication they sold as Reglan, could not be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by generics....

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