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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Former Glaxo Lawyer Files Motion & Glaxo Drug Down The Pan



Two stories from yesterday - one mentions the word 'motion', the other mentions Glaxo's wonder diet pill, Alli.

Play on words anybody?


Former Glaxo Lawyer Files Motion, Prepares to Open Defense

By Sue Reisinger



Lauren Stevens, the indicted former in-house lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline, asked a federal judge Monday to acquit her of six criminal charges that she obstructed a federal investigation and made false statements to investigators.

Stevens’s lawyers argued the point Monday after the government rested its case on May 6, and the defense filed a 37-page motion. Reid Weingarten, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, leads the defense team.

The motion stated, “At the conclusion of the government’s case-in-chief, it has failed to present evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt any of the six counts against Ms. Stevens. For this reason, the Court should enter a judgment of acquittal.”

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GSK dumps weight-loss drug Alli

Reuters



GlaxoSmithKline is selling its weight-loss drug Alli, a product once seen as a key driver for its consumer healthcare division, as part of an overhaul of the non-prescription medicine unit.

Other over-the-counter products being divested include painkillers Solpadeine, BC and Goody's; vitamin and supplement product Abtei; and feminine hygiene treatment Lactacyd, Britain's biggest drugmaker said on Thursday.

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