I am sure some of you are as interested as I am to see the new BBC panorama documentary on GSK’s diabetes drug ‘Avandia‘, which airs this coming Monday at 8.30 on BBC 1. Panorama originally raised mainstream awareness to the hidden dangers of Seroxat and the unscrupulous dealings of GSK and the regulator back- the MHRA- in the noughties. And it seems at the beginning of a new decade Glaxosmithkline have repeated the same suspect and sinister corporate behavioral pattern with Avandia. The similarities are uncanny and they are also extremely disturbing. It seems that GSK has once again hidden negative data from the public and in the process put hundreds of thousands of lives at risk. It is seriously unbelievable how they get away with this sort of thing but I am very grateful that the BBC and Panorama are once again bringing awareness to the situation. It remains to be seen what the UK regulator (the MHRA) has to say about Avandia, but considering their inept response to people dying and being damaged from Seroxat for almost 20 years now, I wouldn’t expect much consideration (or even participation) from them in this documentary. In fact, I don’t have any faith in them whatsoever.
For more on the Avandia Scandal , check out Ed Silverman’s articles from Pharmalot :
Seroxat Secrets and Seroxat Sufferers have also written posts on the subject, check them out here: