Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

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Humanist, humorist

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Gentlemen - it seems, as you know, that GSK has looked at some of its Seroxat data again... and I'm sure it has nothing to do with Dr Breggin's report becoming public several weeks ago - nothing at all..........

I notice that the MHRA continues to support the use of the drug in the UK - when even GSK itself is backing off:

"GSK added warnings acknowledging that patients on the drug may experience persistently worse depression, or may experience emergent suicidality or symptoms that might be precursors to worsening depression or suicidality and these symptoms may be severe, abrupt in onset, or were not part of the patient's presenting symptoms."

The company advises doctors: "Consideration should be given to changing the therapeutic regimen, including possibly discontinuing the medication."It seems that this data is anything between 10 and 15 years old (perhaps Dr Hudson, you could tell us EXACTLY how long GSK have been sitting on this data)

Anyway - who's to blame for this terrible situation....

GSK for not analysing the data properly in the first place?

GSK for analysing the data and then HIDING the results for so long?

GSK for lying to the MHRA and the public?

The MHRA for ignoring the huge amount of anecdotal evidence about the lack of safety of seroxat?

The MHRA for dragging its feet while 'investigating' GSK?

The MHRA for not wanting to stir up any trouble for its paymasters?

Ian Hudson for appearing to be complicit in what can only be described as a cover up?

Kent Woods for being as much use to the public as chocolate fireguard?

The Government for allowing the MHRA to continue to function in its present form?

So many questions - so few answers.

You see, the problem is, that I don't know the answers - but I'm sure that someone out there does....


Roger Cleghorn

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