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GSK To Yield Over Cases of Suicide

Jun 21, 2003 | The Times

GLAXOSMITHKLINE, the world’s second largest drugs group, is expected to start making out-of-court settlements in America in cases where patients taking the antidepressant Paxil claim to have become suicidal.

The move comes after a case that went to court in Wyoming three years ago, where a jury awarded $8 million (£4.8 million) against GSK after a man taking Paxil sold in the UK as Seroxat killed his wife and other family members before committing suicide.It is thought that a dozen cases connecting Paxil with suicide have been brought in America.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week that it was “reviewing reports of a possible increased risk of suicidal thinking and suicide attempts in children†using Paxil, a drug which is not approved in the US for the treatment of under-18s.

The FDA, in a move that comes after the recent decision by UK drug regulators, said doctors should not prescribe Paxil to under-18s.

But the FDA said: “There is no evidence that Paxil is associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking in adults.â€

GSK has also consistently said that there is no link between Paxil and suicide.

Last October GSK surprised the City by announcing a £145 million provision to cover previously unexpected legal costs.


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