Glaxo lawyers worry what is said about seroxat

I understand that Glaxo have particular things they’re sensitive about when it comes to discussing Seroxat in public – on daytime televison at least.

The “This Morning” show on ITV1 ran a small item yesterday about SSRI addiction and withdrawal in the wake of Robbie Williams going into rehab.

Glaxo’s lawyers took a keen interest in this item – a very keen interest!… to begin with, Seroxat could be mentioned by name, but:

no mention could be made of Glaxo;

no mention could be made of Robbie taking Seroxat;

no mention could be made of aggression, violent thoughts/actions or temper in connection with Seroxat or withdrawing from Seroxat;

no suggestion could be made that Seroxat or withdrawing from Seroxat might be connected with Tinnitus, hearing problems or Asthma;

and most importantly, no mention could be made of “addiction” to seroxat – “addiction” was the one word that it was important to avoid saying.

However, none of this mattered, because at the very last minute, the word “Seroxat” was banned from the interview!

So the chat ended up being about SSRI addiction and withdrawal in general – but at least we might have found out what Glaxo is most sensitive about…

It seems strange when most of the world now understands that Robbie Williams is addicted to Seroxat and that’s why he’s had to go into rehab!

3 Responses to “Glaxo lawyers worry what is said about seroxat”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    How Can Glaxo control what is said about Seroxat On TV?…
    Is it something to do with the power of and influence they have because of their many adverts on TV channels?..
    Would they threaten to pull adverts ?…

  2. Bob Fiddaman Says:

    How Can Glaxo control what is said about Seroxat On TV?…

    An even bigger question: How can they be allowed to supress information that endagers the life of both adults & children?

    Get yourself a copy of AC/DC’s ‘Razors Edge’ album, great track on their called ‘Moneytalks’

    Bob

  3. admin Says:

    As I understand, Glaxo were made aware of what the item would be about. I presume that their lawyers then ‘suggested’ to ITV’s lawyers that they would sue This Morning if certain things were said.

    It opens up a huge debate about the real freedom of the press.

    It also shows how frightened they are about the truth getting out to a mass audience.

    There was no need to piss on their chips, and mention Seroxat or Glaxo, it was more important to get the wider message across and ensure that we’re able to get more airtime in the future.


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