Published: January 21, 2013
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Sharron Juno died because of a typo.
A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosage dictated by her doctor in Alabama but transcribed by an outsourced sub-contractor in India, who wrote “80” instead of “8.”
Drug maker Takeda failed to report bladder cancer and heart failure adverse events for its diabetes drug Actos, a whistleblower claims in a just-unsealed federal lawsuit.
A Nevada man and his wife are receiving $292,500 from Henderson police and the state of Nevada to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from a kicking and punching attack on the man during an October 2010 traffic stop.
GlaxoSmithKline has announced a tentative deal with the federal government under which the drug company would pay a record $3 billion to end an investigation into the marketing of Avandia for “off-label” uses.
AstraZeneca Plc has settled almost all lawsuits that claimed its antipsychotic drug Seroquel causes diabetes in some users for a total of $647 million.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit that claimed surgeons made a key mistake while giving a diabetic woman a kidney transplant, leaving her unable to work and dependent on insulin for life, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc, after setting aside more than $6 billion to help settle lawsuits over medicines including its Avandia diabetes drug, is poised to resolve 1,000 more cases, a lawyer for patients said.
GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay more than $250 million to resolve about 5,500 claims related to its diabetes drug Avandia, reports Bloomberg, citing information from two individuals close to the accords.
A jury ordered New York City to pay $17.5 million to a diabetic man who suffered a seizure after police refused to give him his insulin while he was in a Brooklyn jail, the man’s lawyer said.