Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Award Recipient (Twice)
Humanist, humorist

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Glaxo Guilty! Now let's see the emails.

It should really come as no surprise that GlaxoSmithKline have once again been found guilty of withholding evidence that could have protected human life - yet again, the drug concerned is their multi-billion dollar baby Paxil [Seroxat].

Last year the Medicines Healthcare and products Regulatory Agency [MHRA] found that Glaxo had not been quick enough to come forward with data that showed that Paxil could cause suicide in children. The MHRA farce of an investigation [because that's what it was] took 4 years to come to this conclusion. The outcome - a slap on the wrists for GlaxoSmithKline. MHRA will argue that it was more than that - a change in future legislation will be their strong point.

I don't really care much for legislation, not when it is going to be used as some sort of point scoring moral victory. Children died and reached the pits of despair because they were given Paxil - something the MHRA should remember.

Step forward one year.

Once again - Glaxo under scrutiny - this time it wasn't the safety of children parents had to worry about, we, as parents and citizens didn't need to worry about that any more - there was an even bigger lie from the makers of Paxil. This time GlaxoSmithKline had failed to warn pregnant mother's that taking Paxil could cause birth defects in their foetus!

Surely not?

Not even Glaxo could stoop to such a level.

Well 10 out of 12 jurors have deemed that they indeed did. [GSK V Kilker]

It took them about seven hours, over two days, before finding Glaxo failed to properly warn doctors and pregnant users of Paxil’s risk. It took the MHRA 4 years to reach a similar decision!

The jury found that GlaxoSmithKline had “negligently failed to warn” the doctor treating Lyam’s [Kilker] mother about Paxil’s risks and concluded the medicine was a “factual cause” of the child’s heart defects.

So there we have it. Paxil, Seroxat, Aropax, the drug that goes by many different names worldwide, CAN cause heart defects if taken by pregnant mothers.

Emails shown as evidence in court showed how GlaxoSmithKline knew about this but [once again] failed in their duty to tell anyone about it.

So, where are the emails? Will the public get a chance to see them? I do hope the Judge presiding has seen sense and not kept them sealed.

Lyam Kilker came into this world with a handicap. He will live the rest of his life with this handicap because GlaxoSmithKline failed to tell his mother that taking their medication could cause her foetus some serious damage such as a severe heart defect.

I am cooking a very special meal tonight. I am throwing some meat into two big pots, add some onions and maybe a can of soup in each of the pots. Hell, I may even be a little adventurous and add some curry powder to both.

I'll invite some friends around but before I do, I may slip something extra into one of the pots. Cyanide is a fast acting poison, I believe?

Now, I will know which of the pots contains the cyanide but shall I tell my group of friends or shall I just sit back and watch them eat?

GlaxoSmithKline sat back, they sat and watched as children were born time after time with serious heart defects. They did nothing.

Despite the outcome of the trial [Glaxo being found guilty] they STILL deny they did anything wrong.

Dinner will soon be served at my place. My door is open to GlaxoSmithKline.



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