West Virginia: Drug Companies Liable for Docs Prescribing
Posted Oct 28 2008 9:56pm
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has rule that pharmaceutical companies are ultimately and partially liable for physician’s prescribing (see original story ). The Court stated that J&J Janssen had a responsibility to directly warn the patient of risks.
While the case will probably be appealed to the Supreme Court, it is likely to have far-reaching effects on how drug companies view physicians. While physicians may complain that the “big brother drug companies” are watching them through sales reps now, just imagine what happens when drug companies are held fully responsible for their decisions. This is a case to follow…