GSK misrepresented the results of its research to its sales representatives, saying it had "remarkable efficacy and safety in the treatment of adolescent depression".
Eighteen smokers have died after taking Zyban - the new 'wonder cure' for nicotine addiction.
Wellbutrin was withdrawn in 1986 because of an unacceptable incidence of seizures. It was released back to the market in 1986 for unknown reasons.
Plaintiffs are Ronnie J. Brown, individually, as curator for his wife, Sharon GayDavis Brown, and as natural tutor for their son, Cory H. Brown. Plaintiffs sued for damages to Mrs. Brown caused by her use of the drug Imitrex.
In 1999 Raxar was removed from the market after questions regarding its safety were raised. Raxar was shown to prolong the heart's QT interval.
The FDA found 115 cases of psychiatric side effects linked to Relenza, including 74 in children. Most of the reports were from Japan.
After meetings with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Glaxo Wellcome has made the decision to pull Lotronex (alosetron hydrochloride) from the market.
Between 1946 and 1988 Glaxo made and sold a spinal x-ray contrast medium called Myodil. Injected into the spinal canal in order to show up problems on x-rays, the drug was sold in approximately fifty countries including the UK. But Myodil, an oil-based yellow dye, was far from harmless itself – once injected into the spine it has been shown to cause a disease called Adhesive Arachnoiditis.
British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has finally admitted that thousands of babies in this country were inoculated with a batch of toxic whooping cough vaccines in the 1970s. Some experts believe that these Trivax vaccines - which had not passed critical company safety tests - may have caused permanent brain damage and even fatalities in young children.
Jenny Marra, a New Jersey hospice nurse positive for HLA-DR4, said she had been living with "severe joint and muscle pain since vaccination in 1999. SmithKline did not include a warning about the potential risk for this information in the product labeling or inform the health care providers of this concern. Had I known this I personally would not have taken the vaccine." Physicians aware of the political controversy, she added, are turning the LYMErix vaccine victims away "with statements like, 'I don't want to get involved.'"
FDA documents released yesterday indicate that about a year ago, the agency asked Glaxo to strengthen Serevent's existing so-called black box warning, the most serious a drug label can carry. The FDA wanted the label to say that a study found a "a small but significant" risk for asthma-related deaths in all Serevent users and not just African-Americans, as previously indicated.
Recent medical studies indicate that Advair and it's sister drug Serevent asthma inhaler may be responsible for increased number of asthma deaths in adults & children. The active ingredient salmeterol is also found in Advair, Serevent or Foradil maybe responsible for many of these asthma related deaths. Advair is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline,(GSK). Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) is an inhaled medication used to treat asthma and COPD. It is a combination medication consisting of an inhaled steroid and a long-acting form of albuterol, called salmeterol.
A prominent US clinician has concluded that a diabetes drug produced by UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) increases the risks of heart attack and death. Steven Nissen from the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, undertook a meta-analysis of clinical studies comparing patients treated with GSK's Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) with controls. He concluded that Avandia was associated with a 43 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack. His article, published in the 14 June edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), was released early by the journal's editors due to its public health concern.
A GROUP of British teenagers has launched the first legal action against the makers of a controversial cervical cancer jab.They have suffered symptoms ranging from paralysis and seizures to fatigue and muscle aches since being given the Cervarix vaccine.
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