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Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M verdict

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.”

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GlaxoSmithKline to change Avandia’s warning label

The type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, the subject of thousands of lawsuits, will get a new warning label and medication guide, according to manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. The new label will provide information about tighter FDA restrictions on the drug and warn of potential heart failure linked to the drug.

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