At the time of Stewart's death, GSK manufactured brand- name Paxil
and was responsible under federal law for the content of the drug's label.
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, 12.5 mg, 25 mg and 37.5 mg, of Apotex Technologies, the company said.
In the case of Paxil
, the government charges that, from 1998 to 2003, GSK sponsored dinner and spa programs to encourage physicians to prescribe the drug for children and adolescents, even though it was not approved for pediatric use.
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Prosecutors claimed GSK encouraged use of Paxil
for children although it was not approved for use by anyone under the age of 18.
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, 12.5 mg, 25 mg and 37.5 mg.
In addition to Avandia, the charge partly resulted from the settlement of product liability and antitrust litigation relating to Paxil
, a drug for anxiety and depression for which the company had been fighting a rival, Canada's Apotex, over a generic competitor.
Depressed patients taking Paxil
showed much greater change in these traits, as assessed by personality tests, than patients given placebo pills.
These include commonly prescribed medications such as Prozac, Paxil
, Celexa, Effexor, Lexipro, Zoloft, and Cymbalta.
From Miltown to Xanax, Valium to Paxil
, Andrea Tone's extensively researched book on the history of anti-anxiety drugs delves into the rise, fall and rise again of tranquilizers inside the complex sociohistorical context of the second half of the 20th century.
A Philadelphia federal district court has ruled that a failure-to-warn lawsuit brought by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide while taking the antidepressant Paxil
is not preempted by federal law.
Military doctors prescribed Paxil
, Klonopin and Seroquel for Johnson, the same combination taken by veterans Andrew White, 23, of Cross Lanes; Eric Layne, 29, of Kanawha City; and Nicholas Endicott of Logan County.
Scientists evaluated data on 153,000 patients and found that those taking SSRIs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa or Paxil
were twice as likely as those not taking the drugs to experience upper GI bleeding, while those who combined SSRIs with NSAIDs had six times the risk.
A doctor writes her a prescription for Paxil
, which creates more problems.