Stewart Dolin’s Widow Loses $3 Million Verdict for Paxil Suicide on Appeal

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From The American Lawyer: “A federal appeals court has thrown out a $3 million verdict awarded last year to the widow of a former Reed Smith partner, ruling that federal law prohibited pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc from adding a suicide warning label to an antidepressant that the plaintiff argued caused her husband’s death.

Former Reed Smith partner Stewart Dolin committed suicide in downtown Chicago in 2010 while taking a generic version of Paxil, a drug formerly manufactured by GSK. Dolin’s widow, Wendy Dolin, sued GSK and alleged that the company covered up results of a clinical study that showed the drug paroxetine had caused suicides in adults. A federal jury in Chicago awarded Stewart Dolin’s family $3 million in April 2017.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the case should have been dismissed before trial because GSK was prevented in 2007 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from adding suicide as a warning for adults on the label for Paxil.”

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  1. The more I read, the more I think criminals in our government are merely spewing lies to cover up their systemic crimes … and I never expected to be someone who had concerns about her own government. But this really is nothing different, than other things I’m reading and hearing.

    “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the case should have been dismissed before trial because GSK was prevented in 2007 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from adding suicide as a warning for adults on the label for Paxil.”

    Please provide a footnote, for proof of that statement.

    Since I’m pretty certain a “black box” warning label was added, to all antidepressants that they could cause suicides, in 2004.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1408480

    And it’s rather absurd to believe all doctors, lawyers, and judges – and our entire government – are all so seemingly deluded, as to believe drugs now know the age of the person they are weaponized against, or intended to “help.”

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