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Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing
Citation:131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011)
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The plaintiffs received generic metoclopramide from their pharmacists. Metoclopramide was a drug designed to speed the movement of food through the digestive system. After taking the drug, the plaintiffs developed tardive dyskinesia. The plaintiffs argued that the defendants, the manufacturers of the drug, did not warn them of the risks of metoclopramide under federal law. However, there was a federal law that mandated that the defendants to use the same safety and efficacy labeling as their brand-name counterparts.
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