Lawyers may seek judicial review of panel reviewing paroxetine

John H. johnh at faraway.xxx
Sat Mar 22 02:58:19 EST 2003


http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7390/618

BMJ 2003;326:618 ( 22 March )

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Lawyers may seek judicial review of panel reviewing paroxetine
Abergavenny  Roger Dobson



Lawyers acting for more than 4000 people who allege side effects from the
antidepressant drug paroxetine (Seroxat) may seek a judicial review over the
composition of a review panel set up to look at the drug and other selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

The lawyers say they are unhappy that some of the committee members have
links with the drugs industry. It has been claimed that some members of the
review team, which is drawn from the Committee on Safety of Medicines, have
shares in GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of paroxetine (Guardian 17 March: 1).

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