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...

2nd Circuit Reject Overpromotion Exception To Learned Intermediary In Zyprexa Case

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 16 ruled that a Zyprexa multidistrict litigation plaintiff failed to show that alleged overpromotion of the atypical antipsychotic drug by manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. misled the plaintiff's doctor into prescribing the...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes to Recommend Keeping Anti-Diabetes Drug Avandia 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...

A Word Change Here And There and Voila! GlaxoSmithKline Has Itself 33 New Avandia Experts

So you saw the words "$2.36 billion," "settlement," and "Avandia" used in the same sentence and you think the litigation is over? Well, the old gal's still kicking and nowhere was that more apparent that in GSK's Aug. 9 "overview memorandum" trying to...

Glaxo Adds Safety Restrictions To Avandia Label

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack. The Food and Drug Administration announced the changes in September as...

Amylin Sues Eli Lilly Over Diabetes Drug Development Deal

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co., accusing the larger drugmaker of breaking their commercialization deal for diabetes drugs by teaming with the German company Boehringer Ingelheim to develop and sell a competing product. Amylin,...

97 Federal Cases Alleging Cancer From Diabetes Drugs Centralized In MDL

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Ninety-seven federal lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that three incretin-based diabetes drugs caused their pancreatic cancer were centralized Aug. 26 by a federal judicial panel into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

97 Federal Cases Alleging Cancer From Diabetes Drugs Centralized In MDL In California

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Ninety-seven federal lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that three incretin-based diabetes drugs caused their pancreatic cancer were centralized Aug. 26 by a federal judicial panel into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

Maryland Jury Awards $1.7 Million In 2nd Actos Bladder Cancer Case

BALTIMORE — (Mealey’s) A Maryland state court jury on Sept. 26 awarded $1.76 million in the second Actos bladder cancer case to go to trial ( An v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. , No. 24-C12003565, Md. Cir., Baltimore City). ( Verdict sheet available. Document #28-131003-013V ....

Illinois Jury Finds For Takeda In Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) An Illinois state court jury on May 15 returned a defense verdict in an Actos bladder cancer death case after four weeks of testimony ( In Re: Actos Litigation , No. 11 L 010011, Diane Whitlatch, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., et al. , No. 12 L 6087,...

Nevada State Court Jury Returns Defense Verdict In 2-Plaintiff Actos Cancer Trial

LAS VEGAS — (Mealey's) A Nevada state court jury on May 22 returned a unanimous defense verdict in a 32-day, two-plaintiff Actos bladder cancer trial, but two plaintiff attorneys say they will seek a new trial because they believe their objections to what the judge labeled “misconduct”...