Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Protect Your Family from Bad Drugs

Am loving Jeffrey Dach, MD's website at the moment. He's just published a newsletter that is well worth the read. You can view it HERE

Here's a few extracts

Over the last 30 years, 20 per cent of drugs approved by the FDA were classified as “BAD Drugs”, meaning that they were later withdrawn from the market or given a black box warning. (1) (2). Why does the FDA approve risky drugs which end up being banned? This question is explored in these two articles (3) (4). “The FDA is incapable of protecting the American Public against another Vioxx”. This is a quote from David Graham MD, director of drug safety at the FDA, during congressional testimony. (5) (6) (7) (8)

How can you tell if you are dealing with a BAD DRUG?

Here are the early warning signs:

1) The drug has been recalled or given a black box warning.
2) The drug is in litigation with numerous lawsuits against the drug company.
3) The drug has been banned in other countries.

Listing of Drugs which have black box warnings: Click Here (9)

Consumer Reports listing of risky drugs: Click Here (12).

Computer Search Engine Listing of Drugs in Litigation. Click Here for Unsafe drugs in litigation (380,000 listings) (14)

SSRI Antidepressants, Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil Antidepressant Users v. Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline (39)

Some 200 legal actions have been filed against Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), and Paxil (paroxetine) to recover for suicides or homicides by patients. The lawsuits claim that the companies knew about, but hid the documents which showed increased risk of akathisia, a form of agitation causing suicide and violence.

Paxil causes serious side effects, agitation, violent or suicidal behavior, painful withdrawal and addiction problems. It may cause birth defects in pregnant women. Paxil has been recklessly prescribed to children when it was proven no more effective than a placebo. Both children and adults taking Paxil have demonstrated suicidal tendencies during treatment, while trying to quit and during withdrawal.

Credit where it's due, we have an MD here who isn't afraid to speak out. This world needs more people like Jeffrey Dach MD, Dr Aubrey Blumsohn, Prof David Healy et al


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