Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Glaxo settles claims over birth defects allegedly caused by anti-depressant drug Paxil

Last month, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay about $60 million to settle 700 lawsuits alleging its Avandia diabetes pill causes heart attacks and strokes (see here, here and here). Now, Glaxo is settling nearly 200 lawsuits that charged its Paxil antidepressant caused birth defects. GSK has settled every case scheduled for trial in the eight months since a Philadelphia jury awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiffs in the first Paxil test case to go to trial. Go here and here for the full story. UPDATE 6/24: AboutLawsuits has more on the story here.

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