Tom Matthews tmatth at netcom.ca
Fri Mar 20 04:03:10 EST 1998

Upjohn, the manufacturer of Halcion, is on the hot seat again. This time
Halcion's sister drug, Xanax, is on trial in a Los Angeles court room. A
consumer (Terri Mitchell) has taken the company to court for failure to 
warn about the dangers of this benzodiazepine.  

The complaint alleges that Upjohn committed fraud in concealing crucial
data that Xanax is more addictive than other benzodiazepines, produces
a protracted withdrawal that must be treated in the hospital, causes
permanent brain damage and creates suicidal urges in its victims.

The complaint also alleges that Upjohn knew its clinical trials were
being falsified and did nothing about it.

Upjohn maintains that Xanax is safe and effective when used as

The trial began on March 11.  It is being held in:

Los Angeles Superior Court
111 N. Hill Street
Los Angeles, California

Department 37
Judge Flier presiding
Court hours: 10am to 4pm

Tom Matthews
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