November 20, 2019 / 11:03 PM / 19 days ago

Judge delays first Zofran birth defect trial for potential FDA action

A federal judge on Wednesday delayed the first bellwether trial scheduled in hundreds of lawsuits by women who claim GlaxoSmithKline Plc failed to warn that the anti-nausea drug Zofran can cause birth defects to allow U.S. health officials to weigh in on the issue.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor at a hearing in Boston said his decision to move the trial from Jan. 13 to May 4 was prompted by GSK’s decision earlier this month to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review Zofran’s warning label.

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