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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.

  • Yaz contraceptive continues to generate lawsuits Monday, July 11, 2011 � by jg

    Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger: Bayer Healthcare allegedly did not provide adequate warnings about the health risks associated with the oral contraceptive, which has been lamed for causing blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

  • 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.

  • A (small) victory for medical patients, and ethics Thursday, June 24, 2010 � by scott

    The University of Michigan Medical School has decided that it will no longer accept cash from drug companies to underwrite courses designed to keep doctors’ medical licenses current.

  • 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.”

  • Appeal of Prempro verdict denied by U.S. Supreme Court Monday, June 21, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek: An Arkansas jury’s $2.7 million award to a woman who claimed her use of the hormone replacement drug led her to develop breast cancer was allowed to stand.

  • 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.