Canadian Court Approves Class Action Lawsuit Against Paxil


A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has given the go-ahead to a class-action lawsuit  regarding allegations of birth defects associated with Paxil, an antidepressant manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Faith Gibson, the representative plaintiff in the case, claims that Paxil is responsible for the hole that was present in her daughter Meah’s heart at birth, and that she would never have taken the drug had she been properly warned.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].