Friday, December 22, 2006
Health Select Commitee wash their hands of Seroxat!
I recieved a letter from my MP, Gisela Stuart who wrote to The Health Select Commitee on my behalf. As you can see they have now totally washed their hands of Seroxat, this, despite overwhelming evidence that the drug is unsafe.
The strange thing is that on the day the House of Commons Health Select Committee wanted to hear evidence from the MHRA specifically about Seroxat trial data and safety, Professor Alaisdair Breckenridge (MHRA Chairman), Professor Kent Woods (MHRA CEO) and June Raine (MHRA Director of Vigilence and Risk Management) all managed to attend the hearing.
MPs had expected to be able to question Ian Hudson as well… unfortunately Dr Hudson could not attend as he had a prior engagement.
Dr Ian Hudson is the MHRA’s Director of Licensing - but the job he had before he joined the agency was at GlaxoSmithKline - he was their Worldwide Director of Safety, and we know that one of the drugs he had “significant involvement with” was, in fact, Seroxat. (Also, the Chairman of the MHRA, Professor Alasdair Breckenridge, sat on Glaxo’s scientific advisory committee for many years.)
About the Author :
Bob Fiddaman has been writing about the dangers of antidepressants since 2006. In 2011 he was presented with two human rights awards from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
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