Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Bartram v. GlaxoSmithKline (Paxil Birth Defects)
A Canadian class-action lawsuit sought to hold GlaxoSmithKline accountable for children born with cardiovascular defects as a result of their mothers taking the antidepressant Paxil during pregnancy. The lawsuit alleged that GlaxoSmithKline knew or ought to have known by June 2003 of the risk and failed to provide adequate and timely warning to doctors prescribing the drug and to the general public. In March 2017, it was reported that Glaxo agreed in principle to settle the lawsuit for CAN$ 6.2 million (US$ 4.6 million) without admitting any liability or wrongdoing.
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