Dolin sued the original manufacturer of Paxil
, GlaxoSmithKline, claiming the company had not sufficiently warned of the risks associated with the drug.
This product is the therapeutic equivalent to the reference listed drug, Paxil
CR Extended-Release Tablets USP, 12.
The government also alleges that the company prepared and published a misleading medical journal article providing false information about the efficacy of Paxil
in patients under age 18.
Prosecutors claimed GSK encouraged use of Paxil
for children although it was not approved for use by anyone under the age of 18.
And for more on Glaxo from InsideCounsel, read: Glaxo has right to sell generic Paxil
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22 September 2010 - US Mylan Inc (NASDAQ: MYL) said yesterday it has received a temporary restraining order from the US District Court for the District of New Jersey that prohibits Apotex from selling and/or importing all three strengths of a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's (LON: GSK) Paxil
CR, Paroxetine Hydrochloride (HCl) Extended-release (ER) Tablets, 12.
It said it had settled "the vast majority of product liability cases" relating to Paxil
and "the substantial majority" of those relating to Avandia.
Depressed patients taking Paxil
showed much greater change in these traits, as assessed by personality tests, than patients given placebo pills.
A dermatologist who was treating Jake for acne prescribed Paxil
off-label for treatment of his body dysmorphic disorder, a psychiatric condition in which a person is excessively concerned about a real or imagined defect in his or her physical appearance.
A doctor writes her a prescription for Paxil
, which creates more problems.
Elsewhere, GlaxoSmithKline announced that it has settled the patent dispute with Mylan over Paxil
, its depression and anxiety medication.
Both studies indicated that women who take Paxil
or a generic form of the drug during pregnancy are at least twice as likely to have children with obstructions to the left ventricle of the heart.
Public Citizen said it has won greater compensation for parents of children who took the antidepressant Paxil
but can't provide documentation of their purchase or related costs.
Popular SSRIs include Paxil
, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro and Celexa.
Families of adolescents who took paroxetine (Paxil
) and attempted suicide have filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline in federal court, claiming that the drugmaker "defrauded the medical profession, the Paxil
patient population, and the general public.