How GlaxoSmithKline Suppressed Data on Paxil-Induced Akathisia: Implications for Suicidality and Violence

Breggin, Peter R.
July 2006
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2006, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p91
Academic Journal
Examines the alleged suppression of data concerning the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant Paxil from GlaxoSmithKline and its capacity to cause violence and suicide. Overview of the manipulated data concerning Paxil-induced suicide; Meta-analysis of placebo-controlled clinical trials; Means the drug company hid both the rates for Paxil-induced akathisia and the relationship between akathisia and suicidality. Akathisia is a drug-induced inner agitation or dysphoria that causes a person to feel compelled to move about.


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