Canadian Court Won't Let GSK Access Paxil Medical Docs

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled Tuesday that GlaxoSmithKline PLC does not need access to the individual plaintiffs' medical records in order to respond to a class certification motion in a suit alleging the antidepressant Paxil caused birth defects.

In rejecting the drugmaker's application for production of the medical records of plaintiffs Faith Gibson and her young daughter Meah Bartram, Justice Nathan Smith found that GSK had failed to meet its burden to demonstrate that the requested documents would inform the certification process.

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