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
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