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Paxil and other drugs in the same class-selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI)-can cause a condition called akathisia (severe inner restlessness) that in turn is associated with suicidal tendencies? It has also been discovered that GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the popular antidepressant drug Paxil, may have hidden dangerous facts about this drug and allegedly misrepresented data on prescribing Paxil to children.

In June 2004, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit accusing GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of burying several studies that indicated Paxil was ineffective in the treatment of children and adolescents and may increase suicidal thoughts. The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, also accuses Glaxo officials of misrepresenting data on the prescribing of Paxil to children.

In response to the lawsuit, Glaxo published the results of nine pediatric clinical trials showing Paxil is mostly ineffective in treating children and may actually increase the risk of suicidal tendencies.

Over the years, the safety of Paxil has been questioned, and Paxil was never FDA approved for patients younger than the age 18 because of studies showing it was not effective. Over the years, adults using Paxil have filed lawsuits over adverse side effects and withdrawal problems. Now Glaxo is facing a number of lawsuits from U.S. parents of children and adolescents given Paxil after making claims the company has suppressed data showing the drug increased suicidal tendencies in young people.

As a result of these distressing statistics, lawsuits are being filed by parents of children and adolescents, as well as adult patients currently using Paxil regarding its potentially disabling and deadly side effects and withdrawal effects. Have you suffered from dependency or addiction to Paxil or from any of its side effects? Has your child been harboring more suicidal or violent thoughts that may be linked with his or her use of Paxil? Contact an experienced and reputable Paxil Attorney now

Babies’ birth defects - Women Sue GSK over Paxil
GALVESTON – Three women have filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claiming that the company’s anti-depressant medication Paroxetine (traded under brand name Paxil) caused birth defects in their children... Read More
Woman Sues Drugmaker over Paxil
A Brampton woman is suing Glaxo Smith Kline over its antidepressant drug Paxil. She claims that her young son’s health issues are directly linked to the drug which was prescribed during her pregnancy... Read More
Paxil may Cause Male Infertility

A study says Paxil and similar antidepressants could damage the sperm and evventually cause male infertility...

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Illinois judge OKs $64 million Paxil settlement

Associated Press - May 24, 2007 10:54 AM ET

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Madison County judge has given final approval to a $$64 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving Glaxo-Smith-Kline's anti-depressant Paxil.

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Glaxo Smith Kline Settles Suit

May 25, 2007 06:51 AM CDT


The maker of the antidepressant drug Paxil has settled a 64-million dollar class action lawsuit.
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