GSK Loses Bid To Toss Claims Over Paxil Suicide

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge dealt a blow to GlaxoSmithKline PLC on Tuesday when it refused to dismiss the bulk of the claims in a lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical giant is liable for the death of a 16-year-old who committed suicide after taking the antidepressant Paxil.

Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania largely denied the bid by GSK to dismiss the suit. He said the complexity and importance of the case require a jury to determine the merits of...
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