I’m aware that many people visit this blog following links from various Wikipedia articles. How much longer this will go on I have no idea as I’ve been alerted by a reader to the fact that some edits have been made that remove all mention of Seroxat Secrets and various other websites…
“Mewstarget.com [sic] website, seroxat secrets website, Paxil protest website, Hugh James solicitors website are not acceptable sources according to the Wikipedia guidelines, and I am deleting them.”
So wrote someone called Paul Gene.
And he has deleted entries like this:
The lawsuit stemmed from a [[Consumer protection|consumer advocate]] protest against Paroxetine manufacturer GSK. Since the FDA approved paroxetine in 1992, approximately 5,000 U.S. citizens – and thousands more worldwide – have sued GSK. Most of these people feel they were not sufficiently warned in advance of the drug’s side effects and addictive properties.
According to the Paxil Protest website, hundreds more lawsuits have been filed against GSK. Newstarget September 06, 2005 The Paxil Protest website was launched August 8, 2005 to offer both information about the protest and information on Paxil previously unavailable to the public. Just three weeks after its launch, the site received more than a quarter of a million hits.
The original Paxil Protest website is no longer available. It is understood that the action to remove the site from the internet was undertaken as part of a confidentiality agreement or ‘gagging order’ which the owner of the site entered into as part of a settlement of his action against GlaxoSmithKline. (However, in March 2007, the website Seroxat Secrets discovered that an archive of Paxil Protest site was still available on the internet via Archive.org) Gagging orders are common in such cases and can extend to documents that defendants wish to remain hidden from the public. However in some cases, such documents can become public at a later date, such as those made public by Peter Breggin in February of 2006. A press release from Dr. Breggin can be seen here:
In January 2007, according to the Seroxat Secrets website, the national group litigation in the United Kingdom, on behalf of several hundred people who allege withdrawal reactions through their use of the drug Seroxat, against GlaxoSmithKline plc, moved a step closer to the High Court in London, with the confirmation that Public Funding had been reinstated following a decision by the Public Interest Appeal Panel. The issue at the heart of this particular action claims Seroxat is a defective drug in that it has a propensity to cause a withdrawal reaction. Hugh James Solicitors confirm this news on their website.
Paul Gene also deleted this entry about Robbie Willams – saying that the article cited in the Sun did not mention Seroxat:
On the 12th Of February 2007 singer Robbie Williams checked himself into rehab to kick his addiction to Seroxat.
The article is here – please visit it and you’ll see part of the article reads “The singer finds it impossible to get to sleep until 4 or 5am due to insomnia and is on sleeping pills. He is hooked on the powerful and controversial anti-depressant Seroxat, which has been linked to suicidal tendencies in teenagers.”
So then, I wonder what Paul Gene’s motivation is… I wonder who he works for?