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Does anyone else think this is outrageous? “Glaxo Is Testing Paxil on 7-Year-Olds Despite Well Known Suicide Risks”

It was established years ago that Paxil carries a risk of suicide in children and teens, but GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has for the last 18 months been conducting a study of the antidepressant in kids as young as seven — in Japan. It’s not clear why the company would want to draw more attention to its already controversial pill, but it appears as if GSK might be hoping to see a reduced suicide risk in a small population of users — a result the company could use to cast doubt on the Paxil-equals-teen-suicide meme that dominates discussion of the drug.

Doctor Who Criticizes Senators For “Attacking” Pharma in Washington Times Article Failed to Mention He’s Served Prison Time for Fraud

On March 4, 2010, The Washington Times posted a scathing op-ed by Dr. Gilbert Ross in which Ross slammed Senator Grassley, Senator Baucus and FDA Whistleblower David Graham. In a rambling tirade Ross accuses the trio of tinkering with the practice of medicine by unfairly criticizing pharmaceutical companies and defends GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and their discredited drug

Wake Up FDA—Even Drug Giants Are Admitting No Lab Tests Exist To Prove If Antidepressants Work

With drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) now stating it will abandon future antidepressant research, one can only wonder if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted GSK’s CEO Andrew Witty’s admission that it is “hard to prove that a depression drug is working” because “patient improvement is measured by subjective mood surveys, and not by the clear-cut blood tests and biological measures used in other diseases.”