Archive for Birth defects

Moms reach $6.2m settlement over claims that anti-depressant caused kids’ heart problems — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: FIfty woman who took Paxil while pregnant, with kids suffering birth defects as a result, settle class action lawsuit with GSK for $6.2 million.
How can antidepressants ruin your life? — (Quora)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has posted a list of the potential negative consequences of taking SSRI and other antidepressants as warning, since most MD.s refuse to see the truth.
St. Louis jury hears nation’s first suit claiming Zoloft caused birth defects — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Mom is first to sue Pfizer because Zoloft caused her baby to be born with multiple heart problems. Jury decides plaintiff's did not prove drug was cause.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (
The Chemical Imbalance Theory: Why It’s Wrong And Why You Need To Get Off Antidepressants — (The People's Chemist)
Expectant mothers taking antidepressants are ‘more likely to have a child with autism’, say scientists — (Daily Mail)
Prozac Lawsuits — (Drug Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Article describes a number of lawsuits with common theme Eli Lilly failed to warn about serious side effects.
Research confirms antidepressant-autism link — (WND)
Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide, Another Victim of Depression — (Liberty Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed author prescribed Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Effexor, commits suicide.
PA Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Phila. Paxil wrongful death case that ended with defense victory — (The Pennsylvania Record)
Mother Sues Pfizer Over Son’s Death from Zoloft Birth Defects — (Top Class Actions)
Antidepressants 'could be risk to unborn babies' — (BBC)
Study: Autism Linked to Antidepressant Drug Use During Pregnancy — (DrugWatch)
Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Affect Baby — (Medscape Medical News)
Maryland couple files Zoloft wrongful death claim in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia — (Pennsylvania Record)
Wright & Schulte LLP Files SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defects Lawsuit on Behalf of Couple Who Lost Infant to Heart Birth Defects, Allegedly Due to Paxil and Zoloft — (PRWEB)
Canada’s first class-action lawsuit involving birth defects allegedly caused by anti-depressents gets green light — (Maclean’s)
Thousands of pregnant women at risk from antidepressants, doctors warn — (The Telegraph)
Zoloft Drugmaker Blamed for Child Death — (Injury Lawyer News)
Pfizer's Wyeth ordered to face class-action over Pristiq — (REUTERS)
Who Cares in Sweden? A Documentary Trilogy — (ARTIMUS Film)
Top 10 Drugs with Heart Side Effects —(
Paxil Nightmare — Birth-Defect Lawsuits Mounting — (WEBWIRE)
Mom Says Taking Zoloft Killed Her Newborn — (Courthouse News)
Baby deaths spark fears over antidepressants — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Two moms have their newborns die due to Effexor they took while pregnant.
Two Cases of Babies Dying Whose Mother Took Effexor During Pregnancy — (Kamloops This Week)
Link Between Birth Defects and Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Continues to Strengthen— (Benzinga)
Over Six Hundred and Counting: Paxil Birth Defect Cases — (Dissent Voice)
Effexor Baby’s Grieving Mother Protests Potential MOTHERS Act, Warns Others—(
Two Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Linked To Heart Anomalies In Babies — (Science Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Odds of cardio problems in babies increase for moms taking fluoxetine or paroxetine, especially if they smake. Official advice: give up smoking, not meds.
Local woman seeks legal action against drug maker — (North Peel News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom suies GSK for birth defects caused by Paxil, not acknowledged when she was taking the drug during pregnancy.
The First Federal Paxil Birth Defect Case Has Been Set For Trial — (
SSRI Ed note: Family attempts to sue SmithKlineBeecham for heart defects in their infant caused by Paxil. The case eventually settles.
Doctors Fail to Recognize Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome — (Cure Zone)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 4, heavily medicated with psychoactive drugs since 2 1/2, dies of seratonin syndrome.
Developmental effects of SSRIs: lessons learned from animal studies — (International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience)
SSRI Ed note: Researchers find that in mice, exposure to SSRIs during critical periods of brain development leads to maladaptive behaviours that persist into adulthood,
Baum Hedlund Files Lawsuit Against Paxil-Maker on Behalf of Child Born with Severe Heart Defects — (Pharma Live)
SSRI Ed note: Baby born with heart defect after mother takes Paxil during pregnancy.
Moms-to-be who stop medication risk depression relapse — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Article espouses notion that stopping antidepressants leads to "relapse", instead of withdrawal effects, which are the actual problem.
Prozac draws adverse reports — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: In Colorado between Sept. 1, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991 more adverse effects reported for Prozac than any other drug.