Drug Risks: Texas decision shifts Liability to Doctors, removes Accountability from Drugmakers

Doctors, not drugmakers, must warn patients of risks, court says

Court: Doctors, not drugmakers, must warn patients of risksThe Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that pharmaceutical manufacturers are not responsible for conveying drug risks to patients, even when the drugmakers advertise their products directly to consumers… Health professionals said the decision creates greater liability for doctors and removes necessary responsibility from drugmakers after medication mishaps… drugmakers are not completely without liability if a patient is injured by a drug. If incorrect information is passed to physicians, a manufacturer still can be held liable… But drug companies cannot be sued for failing to provide drug warning information directly to a patient…” .

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by Alicia Gallegos, uly 16, 2012.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

7 thoughts on “Drug Risks: Texas decision shifts Liability to Doctors, removes Accountability from Drugmakers”

  1. Hmm- is this good or bad? What benefits do doctors get from using certain drugs? Who will monitor them? These are just questions – not judgements. Would like to know though. Wonder if this could one day transfer to UK?
    Aaron

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