Resource4thePeople also notes that one of the most recent Paxil birth defects lawsuits making such allegations was filed late last year..****
In that case a family is attributing the death of their baby daughter to a birth defect in her heart that the couple claim was caused by the use of Paxil and other anti-depressants by the mother during her pregnancy to fight depression, according to the court documents in the case.
"One of the important pieces of information we think that users of Paxil and other antidepressants should be aware of is the fact that Paxil's manufacturer, giant pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline, agreed to pay $3 billion to the federal government to settle allegations over its marketing and sales of Paxil and other products," said Resource4thePeople.
Information about this settlement***** is included on the Resource4thePeople web site, reflecting the U.S. Justice Department's announcement of what it described as massive health care fraud:
"GSK agreed to plead guilty to a three-count criminal information, including two counts of introducing misbranded drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin, into interstate commerce and one count of failing to report safety data about the drug Avandia to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Under the terms of the plea agreement, GSK will pay a total of $1 billion, including a criminal fine of $956,814,400 and forfeiture in the amount of $43,185,600. The criminal plea agreement also includes certain non-monetary compliance commitments and certifications by GSK’s U.S. president and board of directors.
"GSK will also pay $2 billion to resolve its civil liabilities with the federal government under the False Claims Act, as well as the states. The civil settlement resolves claims relating to Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia, as well as additional d
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