Seroxat/Paxil Study 329 : Republic to Empire


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“….I asked Rob whether his company would have launched an internal damage limitation exercise like GSK/SKB did around the Panorama programs about paroxetine: Of course he said – and that it would have probably been successful. Employees would have been reassured that the company – their company- would never have deliberately harmed children. Success of the exercise would have been sustained partly through loyalty to the company but mainly because no one could afford to think too closely about whether it was true. Ask too many questions and you would be out on your ear with no chance of getting a reference for a future job…”

Sally McGregor 2016- Dr David Healy’s Blog.

This is an interesting blog post by Sally McGregor, on Prof Healy’s blog.

Basically it seems that Sally is aiming to give readers a view from the other side of the pharma fence (so to speak). Regular readers will know very well what side of the fence, I’m on.

In her post, Sally explains the state (and mind set) of the industry at the time- and she puts into context -how bad stuff like Seroxat study 329, or the Zyprexa scandal, happens..

And effectively how unethical decisions from the top, trickle down, leading to harm to consumers…

I’m not quite sure I completely go along with the view from this perspective (for reasons which I will explain later) however it’s an interesting and insightful read nonetheless and well worth reading…

 


 

http://davidhealy.org/study-329-republic-to-empire/

Study 329: Republic to Empire

March, 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
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