US FDA Is Pulled Into Zofran Product Liability Litigation
Agency officials meet with GSK and plaintiffs' steering committee in wake of GSK citizen petition; judge asks FDA to resolve petition 'expeditiously' as it could impact resolution of preemption dispute and the outcome of the litigation alleging Zofran caused birth defects.
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From the rise of DTC to the shadow of Caronia, Abrams, the long-time head of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, monitored dramatic changes in the pharmaceutical marketplace and regulatory environment. He retired from FDA on 23 October after a tenure marked as much by careful research projects and copious guidances as it was by promotional and legal upheavals.