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Re: Paxil Withdrawal Lawsuit in California

Posted by blackjack on May 24, 2001, at 21:55:22

In reply to Re: Paxil Withdrawal Lawsuit in California SLS, posted by shelliR on May 24, 2001, at 11:03:38

Y'know, this lawsuit would have a much better chance if they didn't keep referring to Paxil withdrawl in terms of "addiction." Paxil is not addictive. It does not produce a craving for more Paxil. It does not cause people to seek out the drug despite negative consequences. It doesn't produce a tolerence. It just has a withdrawl syndrome. While most addictive drugs have withrawl symptoms, simply having withdrawl symptoms does not make a drug addictive.

This suit's merits would be much stronger if it focussed on the possibility that SKB failed to accurately report negative side effects when they became aware of them. By talking about Paxil like it was Morphine, they are undermining their own case.




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