2 Attorneys Settle Their Avandia Cases In Federal, State Courts

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) Two attorneys have settled their Avandia personal injury cases in federal and state courts with defendant GlaxoSmithKline plc, a source told Mealey Publications May 10. According to the source, W. Mark Lanier of the Lanier Law Firm in Houston and Sol Weiss of...

Most FDA Advisers Recommend Avandia Stay On The Market

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - (Mealey's) A majority of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted July 14 to keep Avandia on the market but split on whether the anti-diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) should carry additional warnings about its heart risks or that its use be restricted. Twelve...

Avandia Off Market In Europe; FDA To Restrict Its Use, Orders Probe of GSK Study

(Mealey's) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Sept. 23 recommended that the marketing authorization for GlaxoSmithKline PLC's (GSK) controversial anti-diabetes drug Avandia be suspended, and the Food and Drug Administration simultaneously said it will significantly restrict Avandia use in...

Watchdog Group Makes 2nd Push To Ban Diet Pill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) For the second time in five years, public health advocates are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban a fat-blocking drug sold over-the counter and via prescription, pointing to new reports of kidney stones and pancreatic damage. Public Citizen filed a petition with...

Ex-GSK General Counsel Acquitted By Judge Of Obstructing FDA Investigation

GREENBELT, Md. - (Mealey's) Former GlaxoSmithKline vice president and associate general counsel Lauren Stevens was acquitted by directed verdict May 10 of charges of obstructing a Food and Drug Administration investigation into the off-label promotion of the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin SR ( United...