GlaxoSmithKline have unleashed Paxil CR on Japanese citizens according to the Asahi Shimbun.
It's unknown whether GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical reps will be promoting its use 'off-label' to doctors. Glaxo did, however, carry out a Japanese Paxil study in 7 - 17 year olds a few years back, the results of which proved very little by way of safety and efficacy for this age group.
Despite previous failed clinical trials in children GlaxoSmithKline advertised for children to be part of a new clinical trial in Japan. The promotional poster [Fig 1] showed cartoon images of children feeling sad and tired whilst asking for recruits.
With Paxil CR being unleashed I envisage lots of marketing spin from GSK Japan, the poster [above] is just another example of how they target children.
Here's the previous posts regarding Glaxo, Paxil and Japanese children.
Monday, January 12, 2009 - GSK Just won't stop trying to push paroxetine on children!.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Email to Japanese Embassy regarding New GSK paroxetine study in Children. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00812812.
Friday, April 03, 2009 - Email to Ministry of Health - Japan.
Friday, April 03, 2009 - Japan/GSK - 329 All Over Again!.
Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Paxil Study 329 All Over Again?.
Friday, May 21, 2010 - Email To GlaxoSmithKline Re; Paxil Study In Children.
Friday, September 24, 2010 - HEY, GLAXO!... LEAVE THOSE KIDS ALONE.
Friday, May 13, 2011 - Glaxo remain tight-lipped on new Japanese Paxil study in children..
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - GSK JAPAN - PAXIL STUDY IN KIDS UPDATE.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - Are GlaxoSmithKline Japan Putting Children At Danger With Paxil Trial?.
Sunday, October 23, Japanese Paxil Study in Children Proves Very Little