Paxil side effects data underreported in clinical trials

January 10th, 2012

A report in the British Medical Journal has found that pharmaceutical companies such as British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline underreported findings from studies of their drugs. The report cited studies of the antidepressant Paxil, which contained important side effect information that largely went unreported.… read more »

Judge denies GlaxoSmithKline’s request to move Paxil cases

December 28th, 2011

A ruling by a U.S. district court judge has cleared the way for birth defects lawsuits concerning the antidepressant Paxil to begin in Pennsylvania state court. Judge Timothy Savage rejected arguments from GlaxoSmithKline—the manufacturer of Paxil—to move the Paxil lawsuits to a Delaware court, ruling that they should be heard in Philadelphia instead.… read more »

Maker of Paxil to settle illegal marketing allegations

December 6th, 2011

The manufacturer of Paxil has agreed to pay more than $3 billion to settle allegations that the company promoted the popular antidepressant for unapproved uses. The allegations were the result of a Justice Department investigation that was launched after employees from the company raised concerns about the promotion of the drug.… read more »

Manufacturer of Paxil has settled at least 190 Paxil lawsuits

October 17th, 2011

The makers of Paxil have settled at least 190 Paxil birth defects lawsuits as of June 2010. GlaxoSmithKline paid more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits alleging that the company failed to adequately warn consumers about the possible increased risk of birth defects for women who took Paxil while pregnant.… read more »

Woman doesn’t have to disclose records in Paxil lawsuit, judge rules

September 28th, 2011

A woman seeking to file a class action lawsuit against the makers of Paxil does not have to disclose her medical records, a Canadian judge has ruled. Faith Gibson filed a Paxil lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline after her daughter was born with severe heart defects. Meah Gibson required seven months in the hospital following surgery for a hole in her heart.… read more »

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