Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Double Whammy For Lundbeck
Things aren't looking to good for Danish pharmaceutical giants Lundbeck these days.
An announcement yesterday that a secretly recorded meeting between Lundbeck and the parents of Shane Clancy is about to hit the Internet may or may not have them running in a tizzy. If that doesn't then today's announcement by the FDA should see them frantically calling the Lundbeck spin doctors to play down the latest risk associated with their antidepressant citalopram [Cipramil, Celexa]
According to an announcement today by the FDA, citalopram has now been associated with abnormal heart rhythms when taken in high doses!
No mention of that when Lundbeck officials spoke with Leonie Fennell and Tony Donnelly earlier this month...plenty of denial and deflection though. I'd love to tell you more [as I have heard the full audio recording] but I shall refrain. The recording is coming soon.
In the meantime, Cipramil, which is Britian's best selling SSRi, has yet again made the news for all the wrong reasons.
It would be safer to eat a cholesterol sandwich than stick an SSRi in your mouth - easier to wean off too.
Your move Lundbeck.
**Coughs - "Is citalopram a teratogen?"
Here's a taster of that meeting:
ORDER THE PAPERBACK 'THE EVIDENCE, HOWEVER, IS CLEAR...THE SEROXAT SCANDAL' By Bob Fiddaman US and CANADA HERE OR UK FROM CHIPMUNKA PUBLISHING
AUSTRALIAN ORDERS HERE