4 judgments found.

Pliva v. Mensing

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines

Metoclopramide is a drug commonly used to treat digestive tract problems such as diabetic gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disorder. In 1980, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved metoclopramide tablets under the brand name Reglan. Generic manufacturers also began producing metoclopramide five years later. Over its usage history, evidence accumulated that long-term metoclopramide use …Read more

Tags: Disclosure, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Labeling, Non-disclosure
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Case 335-92 and 359-92

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional, accumulated Case Nos. 335-92 and 359-92, May 12, 1993
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health

This case was an unconstitutionality action brought by the Guatemalan Association of Pharmacists and Chemists et al. challenging the Liberalization of Importation of Medicines Act. The claimants argued that the Act’s elimination of requirements for imported medicines such as expiration dates, instructions in Spanish, and required government testing violated constitutional competition provisions, intellectual property and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Addiction, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Intellectual property, Labeling, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing
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Qobalia v. Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs

Country: Georgia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Case No. bs-434-25 (3k-05)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life

The plaintiffs alleged violations of the statute on the Protection of Consumers’ Rights for the failure of the respondents to develop standards of evaluation regarding imported vaccinations and the failure to notify the public about the risks associated with the imported vaccinations. G. Qobalia was a 12 year-old healthy child. He was vaccinated against Hepatitis …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Children, Compensation, Damages, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health data, Health education, Immunization, Informed choice, Labeling, Minor, Neurological diseases, Pediatric health, Tort, Vaccination, Vaccines
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The Affordable Medicines Trust, et al. v. Minister of Health and Director-General of Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Case CCT 27/04
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to work

T, an organisation campaigning on behalf of those seeking affordable medicines in addition to promoting the rights of medical practitioners to dispense medicines to the public, together with N, an association of dispensing providers and M, a medical practitioner authorised to dispense medicines, challenged certain aspects of a licensing system governed by the Medicines and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Labeling
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