Here is yet another example of a company being sued for something it isn't legally responsible for. However, this time, instead of money, the company is being sued for a drug that is both untested and unapproved.
"A Minnesota family is trying to force a New Jersey drug company to give their son an experimental drug for a fatal form of muscular dystrophy, saying he'll die without it."
Seriously? According to the family, the company, PTC Therapeutics, out of New Jersey, promised the family access to the drug known as PTC124. This drug won't be FDA approved until 2011. The family is actually suing the company for access to the drug? There is no guarantee it will work. Yes it is unfortunate that the boy will probably die before he reached his 20's. Unfortunately for him and his family, the drug is just not ready for human testing, and probably won't be for awhile. The company may or may not have promised the family access to the drug, but if the company is not confident the drug will work, how, morally, could they give the drug to the child? What will happen if the drug doesn't work? Who will be responsible? The pharmaceutical company. There is a process for drug development, and unfortunately, sometimes people die waiting.
Here is a link to the full article.