Glaxo refuses settlement in U.K. Avandia diabetes cases

01/30/2013 | Pharmalot.com

Despite settling U.S. lawsuits over claims that the diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks and strokes, GlaxoSmithKline has decided to fight similar claims in the U.K. It has become “increasingly difficult in the U.K. to challenge large corporations such as pharmaceutical companies," said Liz Thomas, policy manager at the patient-safety charity Action against Medical Accidents.

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