Friday, June 13, 2008

Did Glaxo Suppress Paxil Safety Data and "Bamboozle" the FDA?

A U.S. Senator thinks so.

From various reports: GOP Senator Grassley has asked the FDA to study an overseas report issued several months ago that concluded that Glaxo suppressed Paxil data going back to 1998. Glaxo had said risks came to light in in 2006.

``It looks like GlaxoSmithKline bamboozled the FDA,'' Grassley said this week. speech. ``We cannot live in a nation where drug companies are less than candid, hide information and attempt to mislead the FDA and the public." Per Bloomberg.

Well Senator, we do and it's not going to change unless there is a seismic shift in the way the FDA does business.