Anti-depressant Leads to Suicides
Seems to me that if an anti-depressant can lead to someone committing suicide, it's not a very good anti-depressant, is it?
GlaxoSmithKline is going to get slammed on a British expose for withholding the results of their clinical trials, advertising the drug as safe for children when the test results showed otherwise.
GSK was forced to reveal its confidential internal archives after many families in the US had sued the company over the death of their children due to consuming the drug. Karen Barth Menzies, whose firm represents one of the families, said that GSK continued to say that the drug was safe for children even when results proved the contrary.
That's right. They very properly withheld the drug trial information, following the guidelilnes listed in the Pharmaceutical Drug-Pusher's Handbook: A Guide to Successfully Selling Your Merchandise to the Public. It's always worked well for their drugs in the past, and every pharmaceutical corporation swears by it.
By min | January 29, 2007, 12:50 PM | Science