May 24, 2008

Lacuzong v. GlaxoSmithKline

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.