Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Art Auction for Paxil Heart Defect Victims
The Bitter Pill, the Official Blog of UNITE – uniteforlife.org, is running a campaign for the parents of Manie, a child born with Transposition of the Great Arteries.
The family has a case pending against Glaxosmithkline for Manie’s heart defect caused by Paxil. The case, like so many against GlaxoSmithKline, is moving along at a snail's pace and medical and travel expenses for Manie are hitting the family hard.
Manie needs this treatment and his family need help with the expenses. GlaxoSmithKline deny that Paxil causes heart defects, despite being found guilty in the recent GSK v Kilker trial - a decision that they are appealing against.
There are approx another 630 cases pending with regard to Paxil causing heart defects in children. Rather than do the right thing [admit liability] Glaxo are choosing to dig in their heels and plead their innocence. Meantime, folks like Manie's parents are faced with the daily struggles of juggling money for their child to survive.
The legal system needs changing. If a company or person is found guilty of manufacturing a harmful product then they should compensate the victims whom that product has harmed or at the very least pay for the travel and medical expenses!
Manie's mother, Julie, tells her story of her son's plight on the excellent blog, 'Big Pharma Victim'
To make ends meet the family is now auctioning off some of their artwork, some of which can be viewed HERE
Ten percent of the sales will be donated back to the UNITE / MADNAP cause for public awareness to help save other babies. For more information on how UNITE / MADNAP utilize donations send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate commissioned artwork or other goods to this auction, contact Julie & Russell at email@example.com
To read more on the previous Paxil/Birth Defect trial click HERE
To read about the teratogen link in Paxil read HERE
Here is a short clip of Manie at hospital a couple of days after airtubes were removed.
Hat - Tip: Amy Philo
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