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...