Label Or Liability: GlaxoSmithKline Faces $3 Million Verdict Over Product It Didn't Make

Published: Jun 13, 2017

This spring, a Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicide by stepping in front of a CTA L train in Chicago’s Loop in 2010 shortly after taking a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil.

While the award fell far short of the $39 million requested by plaintiff Wendy Dolin’s legal team, the verdict against Paxil-maker GlaxoSmithKline still drew the attention of drugmakers and other “innovators” of new consumer products, as the award came despite what GSK argued was a well-established legal principle:

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