EU Agency Warns Of GSK Epilepsy Drug's Vision Risks

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The European Medicines Agency recommended Friday that patients take a GlaxoSmithKline PLC epilepsy drug only as a last resort because of concerns it can impair their vision and discolor their skin, weeks after U.S. regulators warned of the side effects.

Trobalt, which was developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and is distributed by GSK, should be reserved for patients who cannot tolerate other epilepsy drugs or for whom other drugs do not work, according to the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.

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