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Lacuzong product liability case against GlaxoSmithKline (makers of Paxil®)

The suit Lacuzong v. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was brought by the widow of a man who drowned their two children and himself in a tub after taking Paxil for three days. The case was "resolved" to the satisfaction of the family; the drug company denied and continues to deny all of the allegations of negligence in developing and marketing Paxil. 


At GSK's insistence, Dr. Breggin's report remained sealed. However, in a more recent case against the company, Moffett v. GlaxoSmithKline* (in which, notably, Dr. Breggin was also an expert), the United States District Court for the South District of Mississippi made the report available; it is linked below.




Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.