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6th Sep 2004 Other Issue GSK faces anti-depressant lawsuit

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is facing a US lawsuit alleging that it covered up negative research findings on its anti-depressant drug Paxil.

The lawsuits were filed on behalf of children and teenagers who were prescribed Paxil, known as Seroxat in the UK and Europe.

They claim GSK suppressed data showing that Paxil increased suicidal tendencies in young people.

GSK has denied the allegations, and said it would defend itself in court.

The lawsuit is the latest in series of legal battles GSK has had to fight over Paxil, once its best-selling drug.

Earlier this year, claims that some research into Paxil may have been withheld triggered an investigation by New York prosecutor Eliot Spitzer.

Last month, the company paid $2.5m (1.3m) to settle Mr Spitzer's inquiry.

It also agreed to publish the results of all clinical tests on its drugs since December 2000 on the internet.

The December cut-off date marks the point at which Glaxo Wellcome merged with Smithkline Beecham.

GSK is also fighting separate lawsuits brought by adult Paxil users who claim it caused adverse side-effects.

GSK shares were down 4 pence at 11.49 in early afternoon trade in London.

Other Reports on GlaxoSmithKline
Date Issue Company Report
29th Jan 2007 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline GSK hid paxil suicide link
10th Aug 2006 Other Issue GlaxoSmithKline Glaxo pays $70m to end price row
29th Mar 2006 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline Glaxo agrees US Paxil settlement
18th Mar 2005 Other Issue GlaxoSmithKline Glaxo shares dip on factory probe
22nd Sep 2004 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline Glaxo drops appeal in Aids drug pricing case
19th May 2004 Other Issue GlaxoSmithKline New York sues GlaxoSmithKline
11th May 2004 Fraud Investigation GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline faces antitrust investigation
22nd Jan 2004 Fraud Investigation GlaxoSmithKline $11.1 Million settlement
8th Jan 2004 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline 1.5bn Tax Bill
16th Dec 2003 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline Glaxo's CEO to scoop 5.7 mln stg a year
25th Jun 2003 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline FDA tells Glaxo to pull misleading Flonase ads
25th Jun 2003 Questionable Practice GlaxoSmithKline Ordered to pull misleading adverts

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