With FDA reports that 1 in 5 Americans take an antidepressant and millions of these being mothers, the drug makers now face legal challenges.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
In January of this year, the British Medical Journal published a study linking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft to the lung defect Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of Newborns (PPHN) in infants of mothers who took the drugs during pregnancy.
The study follows mounting research from The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University, University of California at San Diego, National Birth Defects Prevention Study of Infants, University of Ulm and Aarhus University in Denmark that such antidepressant drugs may be linked to serious birth defects such as heart defects, lung conditions, brain defects, skull deformities, club foot, spinal defects and abdominal defects.
With FDA reports that 1 in 5 Americans take an antidepressant and millions of these being mothers, the drug makers now face legal challenges. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Paxil, has already begun resolving some litigation. A July 20, 2010 Bloomberg article reported the company has spent around $1 billion so far to resolve claims of birth defects, with approximately 800 cases settled at an average of $1.2 million.
A March 23, 2012 Reuters article also reported that many large pharmaceutical companies are abandoning new research or launch of antidepressants as profits dwindle and trials repeatedly show the drugs only work on some people sometimes.
The Antidepressant Birth Defect Resource Center at PaxilCenter.com and ProzacLawsuit2012.com has helped thousands of people whose children suffered a birth defect after they took an antidepressant drug. They are available to answer your questions today.
Those who have not filed a Paxil claim still have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights. However, time may be limited.
PaxilCenter.com and ProzacLawsuit2012 contain more information on the symptoms and birth defects linked to Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, lawsuit news, treatment options and how those affected can find a qualified lawyer to help them recover.