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Danger in Generic Drugs
posted at June 11, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
First: June 11, 2012
Last: June 11, 2012
If you read "What an Outrage" in the June 2012 issue of AARP Bulletin, put a note next to your Medicare card that no generics are to be used if you must go to an emergency room. You may not be able to tell them; you may not remember to tell them. But you will be asked for your card, and you should present the note with it.
What happened to the woman whose story is summarized has happened to several dozen who tried to sue for similar injuries. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times have written about this. The Supreme Court ruled that only Congress can change the law, or the Food and Druge Administration (FDA) can change their application of the poorly written law. So, the next step is to go to Public Citizen's web site and see what you can do to add power to their muscle.
Public Citizen's Litigation group is trying to challenge this.
We also may want to call on AARP to organize a protest--all members refuse generic drugs of any kind until the law is changed.