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Thursday, December 21, 2006

GlaxoSmithKline - Truth & Lies

Truth & Lies

"There is no reliable evidence that Seroxat can cause addiction"

Dr ALASTAIR BENBOW Head of European Clinical Psychiatry GlaxoSmithKline

Despite thousands of yellow card reports, emails, letters and phone calls to both GlaxoSmithKline and the MHRA from patients suffering with addiction to Seroxat, does Dr ALASTAIR BENBOW still stand by this comment?


"Addiction is characterised by a number of different criteria which includes craving, which includes increasing the dose of drug to get the same effect and a number of other features, and these are not exhibited by Seroxat."

Dr ALASTAIR BENBOW Head of European Clinical Psychiatry GlaxoSmithKline

addiction -
well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

addictive - Cambridge International Dictionary of English
An addictive drug is one which you cannot stop taking once you have started
dependence - The Wordsmyth English Dictionary
that which is relied upon

A spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline commented: “Depression affects a huge number of people here in the UK - one in seven of the population at any one time.“It is a potentially deadly condition and Seroxat is an effective treatment that since launch, has helped tens of millions of patients worldwide lead fuller and more productive lives."

An all too familiar response that really diverts from the facts.
What happened in the UK when cattle were infected?
What happend when traces of salmonela were found in eggs in the UK?
Seems to be one rule for the farmers and one for the pharma's!



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