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French Regulator Links Sanofi Epilepsy Drug to Birth Defects

Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France’s drug regulator said. Valproate, which has been manufactured in …

Judge Approves $158M Drug Settlement in Texas Lawsuit

A Texas judge has finalized a $158 million settlement between Texas and a subsidiary of health care giant Johnson & Johnson in a Medicaid fraud lawsuit over the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. The agreement, reached during a January trial settled a …

North Carolina Weighs Liability Protection for Drug Makers

The North Carolina House postponed its planned vote this week on whether to make the state just the second in the country to protect pharmaceutical companies from almost all lawsuits. The legislation would grant companies immunity from lawsuits if the …