State Supreme Court upholds decision on generic drugs

The Alabama Supreme Court is reinforcing a ruling{}in a generic drug case.A divided court says an original decision in a generic drug case last year isn't as broad as some are claiming. But a majority stuck by a 2013 decision saying a brand-name drug maker can be held responsible by someone who took a generic medication made by a different company.The Business Council of Alabama says it's disappointed. So is Wyeth, the drug manufacturer sued by Danny and Vicki Weeks over the man's use of a generic form of the brand-name medicine Reglan.The Weeks filed suit in federal court, and a judge asked the Supreme Court to clarify state law.