GSK to Face Lawsuits Over Antidepressant Paxil and Birth Defects


The antidepressant Paxil has been linked to birth defects. Ā “An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday ruled that GlaxoSmithKline must face a product liability suit brought by a woman whose child was born with heart defects after she took the antidepressantĀ Paxil during her pregnancy, ruling that she had successfully pled fraud.”

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Justin Karter
MIA Research News Editor:Ā Justin M. Karter is the lead research news editor for Mad in America. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also holds graduate degrees in both Journalism and Community Psychology from Point Park University. He brings a particular interest in examining and decoding cultural narratives of mental health and reimagining the institutions built on these assumptions.


    • Unfortunately, even if she wins she’s already lost her chance for a healthy baby. Plus the GSK will pay a relatively small fine and keep poisoning people.
      There needs to be a better solution to close this gaping wound.

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  1. GSK will get a slap on the wrist like usual. Whatever fine they get will be pocket change for them. GSK made billions selling Paxil but will likely only pay a few million for any lawsuit.

    Until their executives go to jail or the fines are 50% or more of what they made selling the drug then it will be business as usual for these evil corporations.

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  2. It’s unfortunate that I run into this problem over and over. I do not have the ‘required’ professional email address to gain access to this full article. It seems that if your a ‘no body’ you don’t deserve to know the truth. How many times have I come across this when researching psychiatric drugs on ‘professional’ scientific websites because I am neither a doctor nor a professional. Nor do I have the $39.95 required to read an article on benzodiazepine withdrawal written by a ‘so called’ professional. I am just the patient who miraculously survived years from taking psychiatric drugs. If I sound angry, it’s because I am. We ex-mental patients are still kept in the dark from knowing the truth. GSK will never take responsibility for anything. This has already been proven by previous lawsuits but it will be a happy day in America when ever anyone can bring them to their knees.

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