What the drug does
How the drug made headlines.
Advair Diskus is used to control asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis.
Asthma Drug Warning Strengthened
Amoxil, an antibiotic, is used to treat a wide variety of infections
Antibiotic linked to tooth damage
Avandamet is an oral medication used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.
FDA Seizes Avandamet Tablets
Avandia is used to hold down blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes (also known as "non-insulin dependent" or "adult onset" diabetes).
U.S. says some SmithKline Avandia claims misleading
Coreg lowers blood pressure and increases the output of the heart. It is prescribed for people with congestive heart failure to increase survival and reduce the need for hospitalization.
Glaxo heart drug ad slammed by FDA
Dexedrine, a stimulant drug available in tablet or sustained-release capsule form, is prescribed to help treat the following conditions:
Narcolepsy (recurrent "sleep attacks")
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD drugs for kids need hallucination warning
Flonase nasal spray is a remedy for the stuffy, runny, itchy nose that plagues many allergy-sufferers
FDA tells Glaxo to pull misleading Flonase ads
Hycamtin is used for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.
Over 4,000 doctors face charges in Italian drugs scandal
Lamictal is prescribed to control partial seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also used to control a serious form of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Glaxo Bipolar Drug May Be Tied to Defect
Lotronex treats symptoms of diarrhea.
FDA re-examines Lotronex after death reports
Malarone is a newly released medication for prevention and treatment of chloroquine-resistant forms of malaria, including cerebral malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum
Misleading anti-malarial drug
Relafen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Glaxo reaches $75 mln Relafen deal with consumers
Serevent relaxes the muscles in the walls of the bronchial tubes, allowing the passageways to expand and carry more air. Taken regularly (twice a day), the drug is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
FDA issues warning on asthma drug
Trizivir combines three drugs used to fight HIV, the deadly virus that undermines the immune system, leaving the body ever more vulnerable to infection, and eventually leading to AIDS
U.S. AIDS group wants Glaxo drug off market
Valtrex is used to treat certain herpes infections, including herpes zoster (the painful rash known as shingles), genital herpes, and herpes cold sores on the face and lips.
Drug firm's cash sways debate over test
Drugs containing albuterol are prescribed for the prevention and relief of bronchial spasms that narrow the airway. This especially applies to the treatment of asthma. Some brands of this medication are also used for the prevention of bronchial spasm due to exercise.
US regulators warn on Glaxo asthma drug
Zantac is used to decrease the production of stomach acid, which may reduce irritation to the stomach lining and help heal ulcers and other gastrointestinal conditions.
Internal Revenue Service, Glaxo settle biggest tax dispute in history
Ziagen helps to halt the inroads of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Without treatment, HIV gradually undermines the body's immune system, encouraging other infections to take hold until the body succumbs to full-blown acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Glaxo alerts doctors to dangers of HIV drug
Zyban is a nicotine-free quit-smoking aid. Instead of nicotine, it contains the same active ingredient as the antidepressant medication Wellbutrin. It works by boosting the levels of several chemical messengers in the brain
Zyban link to suicide