GSK agrees to pay $105m in asthma and antidepressant drugs settlement
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $105m to settle allegations that it unlawfully promoted its asthma drug Advair, and antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Episode #4: Poisoning and the diagnosis of brain death
Conclusion: unclear how long to wait before pronouncing brain death as many factors such as pharmacogenetics can alter normal metabolism   Summary Drug overdose can mimic brain death Be especially cautious in overdose involving the scary B’s: baclofen, barbiturate, benzodiazepine The 3-5 half life rule for drug clearance cannot be applied in the cases of overdose Half lives are measured at therapeutic levels Multiple other factors can alter metabolism in overdoses, such as pharmacogenetics, and cross reactivity with other ingestants Consult a toxicologist if there is any question regarding possible overdose in the ...
Source: The Poison Review - May 20, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: LeonThe Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

How to Stop Taking SSRI Antidepressants Safely
SSRI discontinuation syndrome is a danger when you reduce the dosage of or stop taking an SSRI antidepressant such as Paxil or Lexapro. Here are some practical tips for tapering off antidepressants that cannot safely be stopped all at once. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

New breast cancer drug ‘unaffordable’ for NHS
Charities disappointed at NICE’s draft decision not to recommend KadcylaRelated items from OnMedicaMortality higher if using paroxetine and tamoxifenBreast cancer rate falls with decline in HRT useData don’t support HRT for chronic disease preventionBenefit of Herceptin in more breast cancer casesDrugs regulators “put profits before patients” (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meds Don't Help Anymore
Tortoiseshell on our forum asked the following question: I feel it is time for me to change meds or add something to the current meds. I am currently on Pristiq 100mg/day and Lamictal 200 mg/day. Increasing the dose didn't help, but worsened the side effects. These meds worked relatively well for me for 3 years until last September I had very emotionally difficult situation and got into destructive relationship. It threw me back again. Since then I haven't been able to enjoy myself and life despite of going to counseling weekly. Just not getting better. I am seeing my psychiatrist next week. She is very flexi...
Source: About.com Depression - April 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Paxil Manufacturer Recalls Drug After FDA Knuckle RappingPaxil Manufacturer Recalls Drug After FDA Knuckle Rapping
Following an FDA letter citing potential contamination of the active ingredient in Paxil/Seroxat during the manufacturing process, the drugs' maker has issued a recall. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

New Paxil Lawsuit Alleges Birth Defects: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide...
On March 11, a new lawsuit was filed by an Ohio woman in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court alleging that her child suffered serious birth defects as result of her ingestion of Paxil during...(PRWeb March 17, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11674451.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flood Law Group now Accepting Claims for Birth Defects Related to...
Flood Law Group today announced that they are now accepting claims for parents of children with birth defects that may have been the result of side effects from the drug Paxil. According to the FDA,...(PRWeb March 13, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/birth-defects-paxil/flood-law-group/prweb11669812.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paxil approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Here's the official U.S. information on generalized anxiety disorder. Page 2. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - February 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: mentalhealth.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

New Assay Suggests Paxil May Promote Breast Tumors in Women
In a trial screening of 446 drugs, it was found that the antidepressant paroxetine has a weak estrogenic effect that could promote breast tumors (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

"New Test Suggests Antidepressant Paxil May Promote Breast Cancer,"
A team of researchers from City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center - one of the 23 NCCN Member Institutions - has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer.... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - February 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Court Grants Motion to Transfer Paxil Lawsuit Alleging Birth Defects:...
On January 17, a US District Court granted the motion to transfer a Paxil birth defects lawsuit to the District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a...(PRWeb February 04, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11547246.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Order Certified for Interlocutory Review in Paxil Pregnancy Lawsuit:...
On December 19, 2013, a federal judge certified an order for interlocutory review in a Paxil pregnancy lawsuit. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are...(PRWeb January 09, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11473232.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antidepressant Dressed Up for Menopause
(MedPage Today) -- One drug company can now brag about a nonhormonal option for menopausal hos flashes. But Brisdelle is just an old drug dressed up in a new feminine name and packaging -- it's the antidepressant paroxetine, better known by its brand name, Paxil. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pivotal trial results for Brisdelle™ (paroxetine) capsules, an FDA-approved non-hormonal therapy for vasomotor symptoms associated with menopaus
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced the publication of results from its two Phase 3 clinical studies in Menopause, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of The North American Menopause Society. Brisdelle™, paroxetine capsules, 7.5 mg/day, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in June 2013, for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause, commonly referred to as hot flashes and night sweats... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news