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Monday, November 3, 2008

TEXANS BRING LIABILITY RESOLUTION TO AMA

Courts, Congress, and state legislatures shouldn’t grant pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers immunity from liability simply because their products were used according to Federal Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, and TMA says the American Medical Association (AMA) needs to get involved. “Physicians may become not simply the ‘deep pocket,’ but quite likely the ‘only pocket’ against whom patients who are injured by said drugs or devices may seek redress,” says a resolution the Texas Delegation is bringing to the AMA House of Delegates meeting next week in Orlando. The resolution also calls on AMA to support liability protections for “physicians who use FDA-approved devices and pharmaceuticals in a reasonable and prudent manner.” As usual, we will report from the AMA meeting on Blogged Arteries and Twitter.

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