FDA strengthens warnings for Paxil birth defects

November 25th, 2010

In December 2005, the Food and Drug Administration and GlaxoSmithKline issued a public health advisory warning pregnant women and physicians of the risks associated with taking Paxil during pregnancy and the increased risk of congenital heart defects. This new warning was issued on the basis of two new studies investigating the risk of Paxil side effects and moves the drug… read more »

Paxil withdrawal serious risk for users

November 19th, 2010

After graduating from college, Robert Nishiyama suffered from anxiety, which limited his ability to adjust to post-college life. Nishiyama went to his physician and was prescribed Paxil, an antidepressant. Several years later, after consulting a doctor, Nishiyama decided to cut the dosage of the drug. It wasn’t long after that Nishiyama started to feel dizzy and experienced a sensation like… read more »

Psychiatrist pleads guilty to faking data in Paxil studies

November 16th, 2010

In August 2010, 58-year old psychiatrist involved in two clinical trials evaluating the antidepressant drug Paxil for children and adolescents pled guilty to 15 counts of conducting fraudulent trials. The Food and Drug Administration alleged that Dr. Maria Carmen Palazzo’s studies included children who did not have the diagnosis being studied. Further, Dr. Palazzo reported symptoms she knew the study… read more »

Paxil linked to breastfeeding problems

October 19th, 2010

A study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, in January 2010 has found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paxil appear to place new mothers at risk of a delay in establishing a full milk supply, which may result in women experiencing breast-feeding difficulties. Paxil and other SSRIs are often prescribed to relieve symptoms… read more »

Paxil birth defects lawsuit settled

October 14th, 2010

In July 2010, a South Dakota woman agreed to a settlement in her lawsuit against the manufacturer of the antidepressant drug Paxil. Jennifer Berg filed a Paxil lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2007, alleging that the antidepressant drug caused the death of her infant son. Nathan Berg was born in 2004 with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a… read more »

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