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Bill ending drug manufacturer immunity gets unanimous committee support


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A bill that ends immunity from liability for drug manufacturers and sellers if their product is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was voted unanimously out of the Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Committee.


The Michigan Manufacturers Association wrote in a card opposing the bill and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit Disability Power, Michigan Association for Justice and the Michigan Nurses Association wrote in cards supporting the bill.


“We’re the only state whose residents are denied recovery for harm caused by FDA-approved drugs that turned out to be defective,” Timmons said. “There is no reason to hesitate action on the bill currently.”


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