FDA wants warnings for generic drugs

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Companies behind generic drugs are fighting a proposal requiring them to warn patients of all known health risks.

That’s according to an article out of the Los Angeles Times.

The president of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association — an industry trade group — told the paper the rule would raise health care costs and “create dangerous confusion” for doctors and patients.

The FDA is trying to close a legal loophole that requires brand name drugs to warn consumers, but not the generic drugs.

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