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What happens if defective drugs fail to meet FDA standards?


About a month ago this blog touched on one aspect of the federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) apparatus used to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, its Current Good Manufacturing Standards (CGMPs). Readers may recall that these guidelines govern how companies design manage and control the facilities they use to manufacture the drugs that are so necessary for so many Texas residents to maintain their health. Further, in a separate post, we discussed that when a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, FDA will label drugs produced there 'adulterated.' As we pointed out then, this label does not necessarily mean any particular bottle of pills is bad, just that there was some failure in meeting the CGPS in the manufacturing process.

What happens if defective drugs fail to meet FDA standards?


About a month ago this blog touched on one aspect of the federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) apparatus used to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, its Current Good Manufacturing Standards (CGMPs). Readers may recall that these guidelines govern how companies design manage and control the facilities they use to manufacture the drugs that are so necessary for so many Texas residents to maintain their health. Further, in a separate post, we discussed that when a manufacturer fails to meet these standards, FDA will label drugs produced there 'adulterated.' As we pointed out then, this label does not necessarily mean any particular bottle of pills is bad, just that there was some failure in meeting the CGPS in the manufacturing process.

Not just drivers can be liable in Texas truck accidents


Last week, we discussed the fact that federal as well as Texas regulations have certain requirements that companies operating large commercial vehicles must follow. While the agency that investigates the violations and some of the time restrictions change depending on whether the trucking company is engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce with its fleet, in either case, when such regulations relating to the safety of the vehicles or status of the drivers are not followed, the company itself may be liable for injuries that result.

Not just drivers can be liable in Texas truck accidents


Last week, we discussed the fact that federal as well as Texas regulations have certain requirements that companies operating large commercial vehicles must follow. While the agency that investigates the violations and some of the time restrictions change depending on whether the trucking company is engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce with its fleet, in either case, when such regulations relating to the safety of the vehicles or status of the drivers are not followed, the company itself may be liable for injuries that result.

What is a truck company 'safety fitness determination' in Texas?


In a state the size of Texas, the transportation of goods over long distances is crucial for the proper functioning of a modern economy. In many cases, this function is carried out by fleets of commercial trucks owned by private motor carrier companies. While indeed essential, the presence of these large vehicles can create hazards for other drivers on the roads, and federal and state laws and regulations seek to ensure that these companies operate in as safe a manner as possible.

What is a truck company 'safety fitness determination' in Texas?


In a state the size of Texas, the transportation of goods over long distances is crucial for the proper functioning of a modern economy. In many cases, this function is carried out by fleets of commercial trucks owned by private motor carrier companies. While indeed essential, the presence of these large vehicles can create hazards for other drivers on the roads, and federal and state laws and regulations seek to ensure that these companies operate in as safe a manner as possible.

What does 'adulterated' mean for pharmaceutical liability?


Some residents of Texas may already know that if a food product is "adulterated," it contains poisonous or other dangerous substances. While this may be one definition of the word, there are other ways in which it can used. In fact, in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing regulation, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses the term adulterated in a slightly differently manner.

What does 'adulterated' mean for pharmaceutical liability?


Some residents of Texas may already know that if a food product is "adulterated," it contains poisonous or other dangerous substances. While this may be one definition of the word, there are other ways in which it can used. In fact, in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing regulation, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses the term adulterated in a slightly differently manner.

Medical device manufacturers held liable in Texas lawsuit


A couple weeks ago, this blog discussed whether, according to Texas law, medical device manufacturers were "medical providers" for the purposes of plaintiffs filing products liability suits. While that was a legal procedural issue that may have seemed esoteric to some, a recent development regarding medical device manufacturers may give readers a more concrete feeling. Recently, a federal jury in Dallas found a large medical device manufacturer liable for damages to injured individuals.

Medical device manufacturers held liable in Texas lawsuit


A couple weeks ago, this blog discussed whether, according to Texas law, medical device manufacturers were "medical providers" for the purposes of plaintiffs filing products liability suits. While that was a legal procedural issue that may have seemed esoteric to some, a recent development regarding medical device manufacturers may give readers a more concrete feeling. Recently, a federal jury in Dallas found a large medical device manufacturer liable for damages to injured individuals.

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