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Saturday, May 26, 2007

GlaxoSmithKline's, Alistair Benbow's infamous quote

I think patients have nothing to fear from taking Seroxat.
Dr. Alastair Benbow
GlaxoSmithKline’s European Medical Director6/13/2002

Notice the year he made that rather brash statement folks? 2002.

Lets just have a look through some archives here to highlight one of two things.

1. Benbow is a liar or
2. Benbow has been kept in the dark and his employer (GSK) have been lying to him.

Archive 1 is from Green Left Online. It is an article that was published in 1993, some 9 years before Benbow declared that patients had nothing to fear taking Seroxat. Surely this is a misprint on the page - 1993?

Archive 2 In 2001 Benbow's employers GSK actually acknowledged that patients may be at increased risk of suicide soon after starting the medicine SOURCE

Yet one year later Benbow appears in front of millions of viewers on BBC's Panorama claiming ' I think patients have nothing to fear taking Seroxat'

Now, why would he make that statement when 12 months or so previously his own employers had acknowledged there was an increased risk of suicide? Maybe Benbow sees suicide as nothing to fear? Maybe, he is kept hidden away in a dark room in Brentwood, only to surface to defend Seroxat when bad publicity arises.

Don't you think GSK should have hauled him into their office after he made that statement on Panorama?

"What the fuck were you doing saying that you bufoon?'

There has been no retraction from Benbow which suggests to me that the man has severe psychological problems - either that or he has a complete disregard for human life.

What is it GSK?


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