Monday, October 31, 2011

Pharmaceutical groups sued over thalidomide - FT.com

GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi are being sued alongside Grünenthal by Americans born half a century ago with birth defects they allege were caused by the drug thalidomide, in a fresh twist that draws new pharmaceutical groups to the long search for responsibility.

Thirteen plaintiffs claim SmithKlineFrench, a precursor company to GSK, conducted tests in animals and clinical trials in humans in the late 1950s without adequate consent that led to at least one case of disablement which was never publicly revealed.

via ft.com

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