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Depakote Maker AbbVie Ordered To Pay $15M To Boy Born With Spina Bifida

Depakote Maker AbbVie Ordered To Pay $15M To Boy Born With Spina Bifida

Pharmaceuticals giant AbbVie must pay $15 million to the family of a 10-year-old boy who was born with spina bifida after an Illinois jury found the company failed to properly warn doctors about the risk of birth defects associated with Depakote, a prescription drug used to treat bipolar and seizure disorders.  [More]

FDA Will Give Another Look To Weight Loss Pill Said To Cause Birth Defects, Heart Problems

Qnexa, a diet pill that some researchers say increases risks of birth defects and heart problems, is getting a second shot at making its way to the market. After rejecting the drug in 2010, the Food and Drug Administration will review Qnexa again Wednesday.

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