Anti-depressant Drugs: January 2007 Archives

seroxatLONDON, Jan. 29, 2007-Documents revealed tonight on BBC One's Panorama programme suggest that Britain's largest drugs company deliberately misled doctors about the safety and effectiveness of its antidepressant and promoted it as a treatment for children.

Panorama (8.30pm, Monday 29 January 2007, BBC One) has had exclusive access to thousands of internal memos which GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) released to lawyers involved in United States legal action against the company.

The documents show that as far back as the late Nineties there was an acknowledgement within GSK that tests had failed to prove that Seroxat was a safe or beneficial treatment for depressed children.