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Grandfather killed himself and family

Jun 11 2003

by Madeleine Brindley, The Western Mail

 

CONCERNS about the safety of Seroxat have been growing since a US court ordered GlaxoSmithKline to pay a family $6.4m in damages.

Just two days after taking the drug, called Paxil in America, Donald Schell, 60, killed his wife, his daughter and grand-daughter before turning a gun on himself in 1998 in Wyoming.

Three years later the court awarded Mr Schell's family the substantial damages after the jury decided the drug was 80% to blame for his actions.

In March, Brecon coroner Geraint Williams called on the Government to withdraw the drug from the UK market after hearing that retired school teacher Colin Whitfield killed himself two weeks after starting a course of Seroxat for anxiety.

The coroner said, "I am profoundly disturbed by the effect this drug had on Colin Whitfield. It is quite clear Seroxat has a profound effect on the thinking process of anyone who takes it."

 
 

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