November 2009

What Time Limit Applies to a Pharmacy Lawsuit?

November 15, 2009

Legal Focus

When a dispensing error is made by a nonpharmacist, which results in a lawsuit against the pharmacy as well as the employee, what statute of limitations applies to establish the time limit for filing the claim—the 2-year standard for a medical malpractice claim, or the 3-year term applicable to an ordinary negligence claim?

GENERIC TIMES NEWS CAPSULES

November 15, 2009

Generic Times Product NEWS

How long should new biologic therapies hold market exclusivity? The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently weighed in on this question, arguing that 12 years is too long and that the biologics marketplace is ready for a shorter period before generic equivalents can be introduced.