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This Blog is primarily concerned with the Seroxat Scandal , but also is a portal to links which show GSK’s long history of bad pharmaceutical practice. As this blog is an awareness building website there will be observations and brief explanations if necessary. I cannot control opinions left on the blog as it will be entirely unmoderated in that manner so I do not accept any responsability whatsoever for public postings or opinions. It is purely an information portal to provide the public with quick access to links about Seroxat and GSK. I trust that readers will come to their own conclusions about what this blog is about. All postings will be provided with a link if possible.

This blog is called GSK : Licence To (K) ill and subheaded with Seroxat : The Mental Health Thalidomide because we believe that the comparissons with the Thalidomide Scandal of the 50’s and 60’s and the widespread devastion which Seroxat has caused in the 90’s and until now, are uncannily similar. Although we think, based on our research, that the destruction and human toll of suffering from Seroxat is much bigger. How has a thalidomide-like tragedy been allowed to happen again? There have obviously been huge failings of the public health system and in drug regulation and we on this blog dare to ask why?



Panoramas 4th Seroxat Documentary


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31 thoughts on “About : Documenting Seroxat : An Epic Medical Scandal

  1. i too would love to know how the hell gsk are getting away with this.I for one have been badly damaged by a supposed”wonder drug” and i don,t doubt i am in a minority.How has gsk got away with such a damaging drug for so long? are they above the law? it certainly seems like it.Doctors have known for a long time about sever withdrawal effects so why is it still being prescribed for people that are labelled mentally ill with depression/anxiety/panic who are in no way shape or form mentally ill?.I believe that doctors would have us believe we have these illnesses purely to “sell” drugs for big pharma.
    Why when there are so many cases of suicide connected to the drug is it still readily available? and so many birth defects and horrendous withdrawal problems,sorry i just don,t get it.I believe gsk should be made to answer these questions along with the people that has supported to prescribe it even after the knowledge fo its defects.
    I just hope they are brought to justice in my lifetime.

  2. Hi, great website, your articles are very interesting. Especially the one were it states that Seroxat/Paxil was originally registered as a hypnotic drug and not as an antidepressant by a German drug company.Then GSK taking over the drug and registering it as an antidepressant. It only helped me sleep better as it was only classed as a sleep drug in the first place. We suffered nine years of torture on Seroxat/Paxil. Now I’m Seroxat free!

  3. I m just another GSK victim. Had been on Seroxat 20 since 2003 January.

    Earlier during 2002 February , i had my 1st Acute Panick Attack. Ever since then, i have been taking xanax on and off until i met my psychiatrist who then introduced Seroxat to me.

    Tried withdrawing seroxat 3 years ago but it became worst, i had depressions when i was trying to taper off seroxat.

    Now, i guess, i have to take seroxat for life.

  4. hallo.i’ve been taking this drug for over six problem is panic attacks and anxiety disorder
    but with this seroxat i was so close to commit suicide.thanx god i went to another doctor who told me about the scandals and he replaced it with another ssri drug.
    with seroxat i wanted to sleep all day and i was so weak.every night i was thinking how would i manage to kill myself a thought that before seroxat was completely strange for me.i used to cry every day.this drug was the passport to death.i’m so glad i stoped it before it was too late and i’m very happy for this site.

  5. i also see that there are many greek guys here,aren’t they?in greece if you have any kind of neurosis they just give you seroxat…so simple..and no one cares…

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  7. What about the long term effects after 7 years of use? potential toxicity on heart, brain, organs. ; cancer ; parkinson ; alzheimer. 20 years from now will we have to face diseases induced by this drug? i know there is absolutely no data.
    Personally, Paxil led me to other meds after i had entered “poop-out”, a total of 15 different psychotropic medications. What have those drugs done to my body?
    I have been completely free for 3 years and still suffer physically. I wasn’t sick mentally in the first place., those problems have now been addressed by good CBT, relaxation and meditation/mindfulness. How sad!
    I really hope what can recover from this and live a “normal” life for a few decades ( i m 36)

  8. I dont know if these comments will ever be read, but i do have a question. You said you took paxil for 4 years. So did i. I started at 19 and unfortunately got off the wrong way and had multiple adverse reactions when trying to reinstate. The damaged caused by these drugs are undescribable and i hope and pray i will eventually recover from the horror i live with everyday. I am now 21 months free of paxil, but i am no where close to recovery and have seen almost no improvement in my condition.

    You mentioned it took you years to recover and i really hope you could assist me, even privately, to how long exactly it took, because quite frankly, i am scared to death. I still have the severe Derealization/Depersonalization and brain fog among other horrible symptoms and i hope and pray it will go away.

    Have you ever seen anyone not recover?

    I would be interested in your response and would appreciate it very much

    1. Hi there

      I am very sorry to hear of your experiences with psych drugs. It is difficult to offer advice as everyone is different. You are still very young, and it’s is good that you came off Paxil. Well done. It is not easy. So be proud of yourself that you are Paxil-free for 21 months. That’s a great achievement. It took me about I would say 2 years before I felt any improvement, and about 3 until I felt like the worst was over in terms of recovery. But that was over 10 years ago now, since I came off Paxil, and of course I am much improved by now. The Derealization/Depersonalization and brain fog do go away and as I said you are still very young so there is a lot to be hopeful and grateful for. Have you tried Paxil Progress ? It’s a good website and offers good advice, particularly for those in recovery.

  9. You have a wealth of information on your site here. 7 years of accumulated good info regarding many things Psychiatry. However I wonder then how at the beginning of this blog you say you aren’t anti-Psychiatry but let’s face it, you describe it with almost every negative adjective one could think of (and I agree) so how you can still not be anti-Psychiatry is beyond me. Just because some psychiatrists are good people deep down and have ‘good intentions’? So what. If they are that good, and what you say is true regarding the field of Psychiatry, then they can find a different field bottom line, no ifs, ands, or buts. It’s not about being a martyr is it. When Psychiatry is not a science, has no objective proofs of anything they say or believe, is virtually under control of profiting drug corps, and drugs the hell out of people using the theory that all human emotions, thoughts, beliefs, desires, likes, dislikes, etc. are brain-caused via chemical or electrical malfunctions, who really cares if some people in the field personally are ‘good people’? It’s not a ‘Psychiatry or nothing’ scenario. That however is how Psychiatry operates I would say. The way Psychiatry controls (individuals and systems, in govt’s. and society) is to scare people and make help scarce (‘we are the only ones who really know what is wrong with you and your mind and your feelings and emotions, we are the authority, and therefore you can see how we must never cease to exist). As if.

    1. It is the term ‘Anti-Psychiatry’ itself which I have an issue with not the feeling of being ‘anti-psychiatry’ if you know what I mean? I don’t like the way psychiatrists attempt to delegitimize people who disagree with them by calling them ‘anti-psychiatry’ as if somehow by applying that label they can then ridicule and undermine all criticism against psychiatry. It’s kind of like how conservative right wing people attempt to silence criticism by calling everyone else a ‘Liberal’ (as if being a Liberal is inherently bad or ridiculous) or how extreme patriotic folk in the US try to denigrate others who disagree with them as somehow anti-American just because they don’t want war and violence. It’s a really old semantic trick, but it’s quite effective…That’s what I meant when I said I am not ‘anti-psychiatry’… Of course I cam extremely critical of it but I don’t think all of them are malevolent sociopaths… There is a small minority who are merely misguided… does that mean they are less culpable? no of course not… thanks for the comment by the way 🙂

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