Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Panorama documentary on Seroxat

Here is a link to a BBC Panorama documentary on the drug Seroxat (not sure if the name differs in North America). I post this link because the documentary concerns the drug being prescribed to teenagers and it's possible that young people/ children could be prescribed this drug for symptoms of anxiety or depression and so it's useful viewing for parents who may be advised to medicate their children for whatever reason. It's a compelling documentary that raises important questions.

Secret emails reveal that the UK's biggest drug company distorted trial results of an anti-depressant, covering up a link with suicide in teenagers.
Panorama reveals that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) attempted to show that Seroxat worked for depressed children despite failed clinical trials.


Click on watch now to view the documentary.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/default.stm

1 comment:

Fiddy said...

You can read more about the dangers of Seroxat on my blog at http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/. You will see through the various articles posted on there that the MHRA have known for some considerable time that Seroxat is not only dangerous in the children population but also the adult poulation too

Bob Fiddaman