Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)

Michi­gan to re­peal phar­ma in­dus­try's le­gal li­a­bil­i­ty shield from 1995

Michi­gan Gov. Gretchen Whit­mer is poised to sign a bill that would elim­i­nate parts of a unique state law that since 1995 has shield­ed phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies from con­sumer law­suits.

The change will mean that Michi­gan is no longer the on­ly state that pro­tects drug­mak­ers from le­gal li­a­bil­i­ties re­lat­ed to the safe­ty and ef­fi­ca­cy of their treat­ments, ac­cord­ing to Michi­gan At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Dana Nes­sel, who in­di­cat­ed last week that Whit­mer will sign the bill.

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