Lawyers may seek judicial review of panel reviewing paroxetine

SqUiGgLeS squiggle at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 24 20:08:00 EST 2003


"John H." wrote:
> 
> http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7390/618
> 
> BMJ 2003;326:618 ( 22 March )
> 
> News roundup
> 
> 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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"First, we kill all the lawyers.." :-)


					-Squiggles



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