Everything you ever wanted to know about… Alastair Benbow

Well, not EVERYTHING of course! This is the first post in a series I’m planning that will recap (in one handy place) all I’ve written so far about a particular subject. I thought it fitting that that I start with Dr Alastair Benbow, Glaxo’s Head of European Clinical Psychiatry.

In the past it was usually Benbow that Glaxo put forward to defend Seroxat. Because of this I have a spectacular library of quotes from him, which, over the years, I have been able to contrast against the truth once it became known. It seems to take two or three years for Benbow’s words to become redundant as the truth slowly drips out – and very often it is Glaxo itself that eventually contradicts its own spokesman.

It should be noted that Glaxo DID NOT use Benbow as their spokesman to make a response to the latest Panorama programme (29 Jan Secrets of the Drug Trials). Maybe they’ve noticed what I’ve noticed and decided that it’s better for them to keep him quiet.

This link will take you to my collected posts so far on this subject. It’s probably best to scroll down read them from the bottom upwards.

8 Responses to “Everything you ever wanted to know about… Alastair Benbow”

  1. seroxat secrets… Everything you ever wanted to know about… Serotonin « Says:

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  3. Jack Says:

    After reading about the horrors of Paxil on this website I was really surprised to read about the list of most widely prescribed drugs (all drugs, not just antidepressants) sold in the U.S. in 2005:
    Top 300 Prescriptions for 2005
    http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79509
    By Number of US Prescriptions Dispensed

    Click here for Alphabetical sort
    * 1. Paxil
    * 2. Lexapro
    * Hydrocodone
    * Xanax
    * Tramadol
    * Vicodin
    * Lyrica
    * Oxycodone
    * Lisinopril
    * Cymbalta
    * Lipitor
    * Percocet
    * Zoloft
    How can this be?

  4. seroxat secrets… Everything you ever wanted to know about… ‘patient groups’ « Says:

    […] so far about a particular subject. The first three ‘everythings’ have been about Alastair Benbow, Ian Hudson and […]

  5. Zara Says:

    ALISTAIR BENBOW IS A DISGRACE, SICK, GREEDY, EVIL, LYING BASTARD.

  6. Would The Real Ben Goldacre Please Stand Up? | GSK : Licence To (K) ill Says:

    […] Benbow was interviewed by BBC Panorama for their Seroxat documentaries and in (a diabolically delivered) defense of Seroxat he basically eventually admitted that Seroxat caused some children to commit suicide (after previously denying this in the Panorama documentary before it). Chillingly, Benbow seemed to think that this fatal side effect was almost inconsequential in the grand scheme of pharmaceutical depression treatment. […]


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