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Supreme Court Extends Ban on Suits Against Generic Drugs

The U.S. Supreme Court reinforced its bar on lawsuits by patients against generic-drug makers, overturning a $21 million award to a woman who suffered debilitating injuries after taking a generic painkiller. The justices, voting 5-4, said the federal drug-approval regime …

Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Shields Vaccine Makers from Suits

The Supreme Court ruled that federal law shields vaccine makers from product liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child’s injuries or death from a vaccine’s side effects. The high court on Tuesday ruled for Wyeth, which is …