Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Class-action suits launched against makers of diabetes drug

From the Toronto Star:
A lawyer is attempting to launch class action lawsuits in two provinces against the makers of Avandia, a popular Type 2 diabetes drug.

Tony Merchant of the Merchant Law Group filed statements of claim in Saskatchewan and Ontario on Monday, alleging GlaxoSmithKline should have done more to warn consumers of the drug's risks.

Merchant says statements of claim will be filed in other provinces later this week.

"(The plaintiffs) have suffered heart attacks or suffered loss of their vision, and in some cases they have died," Merchant alleged in an interview late Monday. ...more

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