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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Brief in Paxil withdrawal suit

Paxil Lawsuit Filed in California   The following suit has been brought in the State of California as a result of Dr. Peter Breggin’s work with attorney Don Farber  in association with the law offices of Vince D. Nguyen.  The suit is brought on behalf of the citizens of California and provides a model for […]

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Paxil Withdrawal Case Settled in California

Paxil Withdrawal Case Settled in California A California lawsuit against Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) charged the drug company with failing to warn the public about the dangers of Paxil withdrawal.  Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer of the antidepressant Paxil, resolved the suit in January 2002.  The results of the resolution, including any settlement by defendant Glaxo […]

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Judges Reduce Sentences in Latest Paxil and Prozac Criminal Cases

January, 2002 In two recent criminal cases, judges have reduced the sentences for violent crimes committed under influence of antidepressants.  In each case, the judges responded to expert testimony by psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, M.D. concerning the adverse mental and behavior effects of SSRI antidepressants, specifically Prozac and Paxil.  Both judges concluded that the medications […]

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Paxil Product Liability Suit Resolved

Paxil Product Liability Suit Resolved   A man with no previous history of violence or suicide drowned himself and his two children in a bathtub after taking two doses of Paxil.  Paxil is an antidepressant of the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class that also includes Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and Luvox.  Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, […]

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Mood-altering verdict: Prozac Case

Reprinted with permission from: ABA JOURNAL August, 1996, page 18 Mood-altering Verdict Judge suspects Prozac settlement though case went to jury BY JOHN GIBEAUT   Circuit Judge John W. Potter couldn’t shake his suspicion that the parties had secretly settled a case involving the antidepressant Prozac — and let him send it to the jury […]

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Lancet letter on dangers of fluoxetine

Dangers of fluoxetine [Prozac] [Reprint of letter, which appeared in the January 18, 1997 issue of  the journal Lancet ]   Sirs– For many years, there have been unsubstantiated reports about the possible serious adverse effects of fluoxetine (Prozac, Eli Lilly), especially in the mass media. Newspaper articles, TV broadcasts, and books have covered this […]

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U.S. Attention Deficit On Legal Drug Risks

  By Arianna Huffington December 7, 1998 (Thanks to Arianna Huffington for permission to reprint) Ten days ago (November 27, 1998) the Food and Drug Administration issued new rules that require drug companies to study a lot more thoroughly the safety and effectiveness of drugs for children. Staggering though it is to believe, many drugs regularly […]

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Was school shooter Eric Harris taking Luvox?

Recently, TIME magazine seemed to undermine earlier reports in the press that Eric Harris was taking the Prozac knock-off  Luvox at the time he committed the tragic murders at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Seemingly based on unpublished video tapes, TIME said that Harris stopped taking his Luvox in order to fan his anger. […]

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