Monday, December 17, 2007

Patients Sue, Say Drug Is Addictive

The Daily Mail (UK)

17 November, 2007

Sufferers Sue 'Happy Pill' Firm for 30 million GBP

*GBP: In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the British Pound.

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-SmithKline is facing a £30million damages claim from users of its anti-depressant Seroxat.

Lawyers representing patients who insist the bestselling drug is addictive have issued the first of 600 High Court writs against the company, each seeking compensation of up to £50,000.

Since first prescribed in Britain in 1990, Seroxat has been linked to at least 50 suicides of adults and children.

GSK, which makes up to £1billion a year from the drug, is already embroiled in lawsuits with American users...


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