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GSK Sued By Nearly 100 Over Advania

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Barbara Meier and 93 other plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County, Illinois, against GlaxoSmithKline and McKesson Corporation, alleging the drug company was aware of a 51 percent increase in cardiovascular risks when taking the Avandia, yet failed to warn consumers.

According to the Madison Record, as a result of using the medication, plaintiffs say they have suffered congestive heart failure, heart attacks and other cardiovascular injury, and “have lost money because they can’t work, incurred permanent disfigurement and disability, incurred medical costs and lost their ability to enjoy life.”

According to the suit, GSK and McKesson failed to perform adequate testing on the product, which would have forced the drug maker to supply a warning label with the medication before being placed on the market. At the time the plaintiffs took the medication, there were safer alternatives on the market. Instead of warning consumer and physicians of the increased risks of cardiovascular side effects, the lawsuit claims GSK performed extensive mass media marketing of the drug.

The 14 count lawsuit seeks an excess of $700,000, costs, attorneys fees and any other relief the court deems just. disclaimer: This article: GSK Sued By Nearly 100 Over Advania was posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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