And this from a Panorama interview in April 2003 (full transcript here).
SHELLEY JOFRE: …And you still think that the drug [SEROXAT] could be safe for children?
Dr ALASTAIR BENBOW Head of European Psychiatry , GlaxoSmithKline
Absolutely. It could be. We haven’t got a license in children yet. I feel sorry for anybody who has any side effects from treatment or indeed has experienced the terrible symptoms of depression. We are trying to help people. The evidence, however, is clear, these medicines are not linked with suicide, these medicines are not linked with an increased rate of self harm.
So the evidence was clear, was it Alastair? In 2007 we now know you have been proved wrong.
I wonder what “clear evidence” Glaxo will have us try to believe next.