GSK to Face Class Action over Antidepressants for Children


A Sydney, Australia law firm has launched a class action on behalf of people who as children and adolescents were prescribed Glaxosmithkline’s drug Paroxetine. Despite GSK-funded research that claimed the drug was safe for adolescents, the firm says, re-examination of the actual trial evidence has shown a “quite striking” rise in suicidal ideation in those taking the drug.  A spokesman for the firm notes that “none of the SSRIs is approved for the treatment of MDD [major depressive disorder] in children or adolescents in Australia, but these drugs are being used for this purpose.”

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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].


  1. OMG Lies and deception to make billions screwing up kids with nasty Paxil !
    Why do they behave in this manner ???

    Your answer:

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    Snakes in Suits is a compelling, frightening, and scientifically sound look at exactly how psychopaths work in the corporate environment

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