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Saturday, December 27, 2008

GSK European Promotion of Medicines Code of Practice

Clause 4 Promotion and Its Substantiation

Page 10. Clause 4, 4:10

"It must not be stated that a product has no side-effects, toxic hazards or risks of addiction or dependency."



"These tablets are not addictive" and "Remember you cannot become addicted to Seroxat."
Seroxat Patient Information Leaflet 1996

"It was quite clear from talking to patients and as a doctor that’s very, very important to me, it’s quite clear that the phrase “Seroxat is not addictive” was poorly understood by them."
Dr. Alastair Benbow
Head of European Psychiatry for GlaxoSmithKline
5/11/03


"Everybody who has looked at this the FDA, American Psychiatric Association, National Mental Health Association all those groups agree that SSRIs, like Paxil, are not addicting and not habit forming."
Andrew T. Bayman
Attorney for GlaxoSmithKline
King & Spalding


"These problems [’discontinuation reactions’] are just the body’s adjustment when you stop taking medicines. It takes more than that to be addictive."
Mary Anne Rhyne
GlaxoSmithKline spokesperson
8/21/2002


----- Original Message -----
From: fiddaman
To: MHRA Information Centre
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 7:04 AM

Subject: Dear Sirs

Simple question that merely requires a yes or no answer. This shouldn't take 20 working days to answer.

Is Seroxat addictive?

Regards

Bob Fiddaman

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----- Original Message -----
From: MHRA Information Centre
To: fiddaman
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:15 AM

Subject: RE: Dear Sirs

Dear Mr Fiddaman,

Thank you for your recent enquiry to the MHRA.

The Agency's position, informed by expert advice, on whether Seroxat is addictive has been clearly communicated in the report of the CSM Expert Working Group on the Safety of SSRIs - this report is available on the MHRA website

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----- Original Message -----
From: fiddaman
To: MHRA Information Centre
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Dear Sirs
Dear Sir/Madam,

Could you point me to the paragraph where an official MHRA statement has been made as to whether Seroxat is addictive or not.

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----- Original Message -----
From: MHRA Information Centre
To: fiddaman

Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 11:39 AM

Subject: RE: Dear Sirs

Dear Mr Fiddaman,

Thank you for your recent enquiry to the MHRA. The risk of dependence (addiction) and withdrawal reactions in associations with Seroxat and others SSRIs was covered in Chapter 8 - pages 119-157 and is also covered in the executive summary pages 3-4 of the report.

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----- Original Message -----
From: fiddaman
To: MHRA Information Centre

Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 5:10 PM

Subject: Re: Dear Sirs

Thank you for pointing me to the correct statement. However, you have still failed to answer whether or not this is still the MHRA's position on the subject of addiction/dependency.

Is it?

Regards

Bob Fiddaman

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----- Original Message -----
From: MHRA Information Centre
To: fiddaman

Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:40 AM

Subject: RE: Dear Sirs

Dear Bob Fiddaman,

Thank you for your recent enquiry to the MHRA. We can confirm that this is the latest MHRA position on the subject of addiction/dependency.

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Consumer Fraud?

Fid


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