Ex-GSK Atty Indicted For Obstructing Federal Probe

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 5:45 PM EST) -- A former GlaxoSmithKline PLC attorney has been indicted for obstructing justice and lying to federal investigators in their probe of whether the drugmaker illegally marketed its antidepressant Wellbutrin SR for weight-loss purposes.

An indictment filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland accuses Lauren Stevens, former vice president and associate general counsel at GSK, of falsifying statements to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its inquiry of whether the drug was being marketed for off-label purposes.

After the FDA launched its...
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