Paroxetine (marketed in the UK as Seroxat and in the US as Paxil) is an antidepressant that has been blamed for causing chronic hepatitis. The drug, manufactured by Smithkline Beecham, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI),
QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODIES? It’s all Greek to our medical watchdog
Virtually no drug is licensed for use by the young, so a warning from a UK drugs watchdog about the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine) is perplexing.
SEROXAT: the drug the BBC dares name
It is with great relief that we can report on the speed and efficiency of our drugs watchdogs, which act to protect us. In the UK this week, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHPRA) has pronounced that the antidepressant...
If you've been a regular reader of E-news for any length of time, you've probably got into the swing of things. Shocking announcements that are 'news' to a nation are just ho-hum humdrum stuff to you.
For years, drug manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline has promoted their best-selling antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat) as safe and easy to quit taking.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: They don't work (but don't tell anyone)
We've been saying for the longest time that the drug regulators are slow, secretive and partial. They are often entirely funded by the drugs industry, and their committees are made up of people with close, or very close, contacts with drug companies...
BUT SOMEBODY DOES: Glaxo charged with drug fraud over suppressed rese