Paxil Birth Defect Trial Ends In Nonsuit On Prescribing Doctor’s Testimony

(April 6, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania state court judge on April 4 granted a compulsory nonsuit motion in a Paxil birth defect trial because the prescribing physician testified that a different warning would not have changed his decision to prescribe the antidepressant (Braden Rader, et al. v. SmithKlineBeecham Corp., et al., No. 110903672, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.).

Judge Kenneth Powell of the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court granted defendant GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) motion. GSK moved for a nonsuit after Dr. Robert Kiehn testified.

Plaintiff Elisabeth Harper was prescribed...
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