GSK to Face Lawsuits Over Antidepressant Paxil and Birth Defects

Justin Karter
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The antidepressant Paxil has been linked to birth defects.  “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 antidepressant Paxil during her pregnancy, ruling that she had successfully pled fraud.”

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Justin Karter
MIA Research News Editor: Justin Karter is a writer, researcher and community organizer with graduate degrees in both journalism and community psychology. He is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at UMass Boston, an active member of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, and is currently working on several scholarly projects at the intersection of psychology, social theory, and political philosophy.

5 COMMENTS

  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.

  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.