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Judge might reopen GSK paroxetine case

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 08 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i800
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A High Court compensation claim against the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over its antidepressant paroxetine may be revived, five years after the withdrawal of legal aid funding put it on hold shortly before the trial was due to start on 1 February 2011.

At the High Court in London, Mr Justice Foskett refused GSK an order to bring the case to a permanent halt.

The 103 claimants, whose new solicitors, Fortitude Law, had arranged commercial litigation funding, said …

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