Seroxat


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Seroxat

(ˈsɛˌrɒksæt)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain; used to treat depression and social anxiety
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3 million) by the United Kingdom's antitrust watchdog over pay-for-delay deals that held back sales of generic versions of its antidepressant Seroxat.
The fine was handed down by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which said Glaxo made more than PS50m of payments to companies making cheaper generic versions of its anti-depressant Seroxat to delay them coming to market.
2 million prescriptions were issued for Seroxat in 2000 and Seroxat sales exceeded 90 million in 2001.
During this period, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), a supplier of Seroxat, an anti-depressant medicine called paroxetine, made payments and other value transfers to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine, which totalled more than GBP50m.
4billion, made "substantial payments" to three firms to stop them producing generic versions of antidepressant Seroxat.
The Office of Fair Trading alleges that Glaxo offered "substantial" payments to Alpharma, Generics and Norton Healthcare to hold off from supplying rival medicines to its blockbuster Seroxat treatment.
These include warfarin, used for heart disease, the painkiller codeine, Piriton allergy tablets, the antidepressant Seroxat and the sleeping pill Nytol.
The studies compared the effects of St John's Wort with placebos and a wide range antidepressants, including Selective Seretonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac and Seroxat.
The drug, made by pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline, is sold as Seroxat in the UK and Paxil in the US.
I refer specifically, in this instance, to the debacle with Glaxosmithkline and the drug Seroxat.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it remained concerned that GSK failed to raise the alarm earlier over the side-effects of Seroxat.