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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paxil Lawsuit Began Yesterday in Philadelphia

The first Paxil birth defect lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline was scheduled to being yesterday in Philadelphia.  Bloomberg and About Lawsuits have stories on the suit.

However, I have not found any stories confirming that the trial did, in fact, begin yesterday, and GSK has settled other Paxil-related cases.  This trial is the first of several Paxil birth defect suits scheduled in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for this fall. 

UPDATE:   From the Bloomberg link in the comments, it appears that jury selection did take place yesterday in Philadelphia, and opening arguments will be held today. 


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Bloomberg 15th Sept

Posted by: pg | Sep 15, 2009 4:17:10 AM

Possibly a very recent report of the day:

'Trial Opens Here [Philly] in Paxil Lawsuit

GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. for years ignored evidence that its antidepressant Paxil may have caused birth defects, a lawyer told a Philadelphia jury today on behalf of a woman who says that taking the drug during her pregnancy caused her three year-old son's heart problems' [and more]

Posted by: pg | Sep 15, 2009 3:38:30 PM

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