GSK, Zofran Users Bicker Over Scope Of Patient Discovery
By Alison Noon (April 25, 2018, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline and families who claim its anti-nausea medication Zofran caused various birth defects argued in Boston federal court Wednesday over how many patients should be targeted for individual discovery in the multidistrict product liability litigation.
The pharmaceutical giant proposed questioning 240 people, or more than half of the roughly 425 patients whose cases have been consolidated in Massachusetts, while the families said subjecting eight people to discovery should be more than enough to identify potential bellwether cases. The families claim GSK knowingly and wrongfully asked prescribers to give pregnant patients Zofran off-label to treat morning sickness.
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