Avandia, Paxil, Wellbutrin Lawsuits


British Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Pay $3 Billion in Avandia, Paxil and Wellbutrin Settlement In the largest case of health-care fraud in US history, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pleads guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and will pay out $3 billion in settlement charges. GSK is pleading guilty to failing to provide the US Food and Drug Administration with safety [...]

Antidepressants May Pose High Blood Pressure Threat To Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Risk Increased By Antidepressant Use, Paxil Has Highest Risk Many women suffer from depression while pregnant.  The depression can become severe enough that prescription antidepressants are prescribed. Pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) risk is increased by the use of antidepressants reports The New York Times.   The British Journal for Clinical [...]

New Study Links Paxil to Suicidal Thoughts


A new report from Paxil’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, concludes that its popular antidepressant Paxil might make adults with major depression more likely to become suicidal. According to Sarah Alspach, a spokeswoman for the drug company, “all patients who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual [...]