Consumer Alerts: Generic drugs, Tesla delays, dog food

A Supreme Court case between rival drug companies could bring generic versions of lifesaving medicines to the public more quickly, a rising carmaker is facing a rare hurdle and Party Animal is recalling some of its dog food. A Supreme Court case between rival drug companies could bring generic versions of lifesaving medicines to the public more quickly, a rising carmaker is facing a rare hurdle and Party Animal is recalling some of its dog food.
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A Supreme Court case between rival drug companies could bring generic versions of lifesaving medicines to the public more quickly, a rising car maker is facing a rare hurdle and Party Animal is recalling some of its dog food.

The nation's highest court is considering a dispute between two companies over whether companies need federal approval before selling drugs made from living cells rather than chemical compounds. The difference is a six-month delay in when cheaper generic versions could become available.

Electric-car maker Tesla has fallen from the highest-ranked spot in Consumer Reports after a delayed software rollout. The magazine says Tesla promised automatic emergency braking on the Model S by the end of last year. 

Six months later, it's still not available, although Consumer Reports notes that similar features are standard offerings on cheaper cars. Tesla says it will have an update ready sometime this week. Overall, the Model S received a score of 85.

Lastly, dog food maker Party Animal has recalled some of its products after finding the drug pentobarbital in beef and turkey dog food with a best by date of July 2019 and chicken and beef dog food with a best by date of August 2019.

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