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GlaxoSmithKline settles for $105 million

4. June 2014

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GlaxoSmithKline settles for $105 million over label dispute with 45 states. GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $105 million to 45 states to settle charges it improperly marketed the asthma drug Advair and the antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin. The states alleged that, to boost drug sales, GlaxoSmithKline invited doctors to lavish meetings and planted speakers at […]

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Infant heart defect risks increase with SSRIs

11. August 2011

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Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be putting their babies at risk for heart defects. SSRIs, which are normally used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression, have also been linked to heart defects in infants. The risk appears greatest when pregnant women take the drugs in the later part […]

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Birth defects more likely with SSRI use

9. August 2011

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (also known as SSRIs) have been linked to various birth defects in infants whose mothers took the drugs while pregnant. SSRIs are often prescribed to treat patients with various conditions related to anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While SSRIs cause a number of side effects in people who take them, mothers […]

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Birth defects caused by many factors

27. July 2011

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Birth defects are caused by a number of different factors, some more controllable than others. While some birth defects are hereditary, others are caused by environmental factors. Missing chromosomes and other genes that don’t work properly can lead to malformations in a newborn baby’s body that cannot be prevented by an unborn baby’s environment. However, […]

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PAXIL

2. July 2008

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Brand Names: PAXIL, PAXIL CR, Paxil Oral Suspension, Pexeva Chemical Name: Paroxetine hydrochloride Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Faults:  Heart Birth Defects, Lung Birth Defects, Abdominal Birth Defects, Cranial Birth Defects The drug “paroxetine” is manufactured, promoted, distributed, labeled and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade name Paxil, Paxil Oral Suspension, and Paxil CR. Paxil is a member […]

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