Some years ago, Viola, a retired school secretary, started experiencing constant stomach aches and nausea. She took a generic form of Reglan. She took this drug for six years hoping to get better. Instead, Viola began experiencing serious side effects. Her legs would involuntarily jerk, even while she was sleeping. Her facial muscles and eventually her tongue followed suit. Viola no longer attends Church, because her mouth and legs make so much noise involuntarily that she worries about disturbing those around her.
Viola’s justice was denied because she took a generic drug instead of the brand name. How much longer can we allow the makers of generic drugs to evade their responsibilities?
If no one is accountable, no one is safe.