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  • Conflicts of interest reported for FDA panel that signed off on Yaz birth control drug Wednesday, January 11, 2012 � by jg

    Washington Monthly blog: An investigation by journalists found some members of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee of medical experts that looked into the potential dangers of the Bayer birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin had potential conflicts of interest.

  • Former FDA head says Bayer withheld data about Yasmin Monday, December 5, 2011 � by jg

    Bloomberg: David Kessler says in court documents that the pharmaceutical giant withheld information that users of the company’s Yasmin birth control pills had increased reports of blood clots.

  • Drugmaker agrees to pay more than $1 billion in Paxil settlements Wednesday, July 28, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek: GlaxoSmithKline’s latest agreement involves more than 800 birth defect cases and brings the total it has agreed to pay in Paxil-related settlements to more than $2 billion.

  • Jury awards $8 million in Fosamax case Monday, June 28, 2010 � by jg

    Associated Press: A 72-year-old woman has been awarded $8 million in compensatory damages after a jury ruled Fosamax is “unreasonably dangerous due to defective design.”

  • Maker of Paxil agrees to settle suits brought over birth defects Wednesday, June 23, 2010 � by jg

    The Legal Intelligencer: GlaxoSmithKline “has agreed to settle almost 200 cases in which plaintiffs allege the use of the antidepressant caused birth defects.”

  • California’s Tort Wars: Election Day by the numbers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by eric

    Tort-war front groups for big oil, insurance and tobacco get walloped on election day.

  • Congressional committee chair says he hasn’t gotten a “straight story” from J&J Friday, June 11, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: Edolphus Towns said Johnson & Johnson has held up an investigation his committee has undertaken into the company’s recent pediatric drug recalls.