Judge orders mediation for many outstanding Avandia lawsuits

11/9/2011 | Bloomberg

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe said 85% of outstanding liability claims involving GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia must be resolved through mediation within 75 days. A Louisiana attorney was appointed to oversee settlement negotiations. "GSK welcomes the court's mediation order and looks forward to constructive discussions with the special master," said spokeswoman Bernadette King.

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