Maryland AG Hits GSK With Avandia False Claims Suit

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EST) -- The state of Maryland hit GlaxoSmithKline PLC with a false claims lawsuit on Wednesday over its marketing of diabetes treatment Avandia, potentially seeking more than $38 million over the state’s reimbursement of the drug and the treatment of its side effects.

The suit comes three months after Maryland joined with 36 other states and the District of Columbia in a $90 million settlement resolving claims that GSK deceptively had represented Avandia as lowering cholesterol without evidence and as having cardiovascular benefits despite a potential increase in...
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