My interest was caught by this New Scientist piece, which Furious Seasons and Pharmalot have already looked at. This to Woods, copied to Johnson and Vara:
Dear Mr Woods,
I read with interest, recently, of the MHRA's decision to place a warning on SSRIs, concerning the risk of increased adult suicidality, but only with respect to adults between the ages of 18-25. I was also interested to read this piece, today:
Did GSK trial data mask Paxil suicide risk?
Regrettably, the NS piece doesn't mention the ages of the trial participants, but what's the betting that some of those who were made suicidal by paroxetine were over the age of 25? If you want to open a book, I'll have a score on it. OK? Now, remind me, how long have you been investigating the Bedford Massive, concerning allegations of suppressing negative data? It doesn't look good, Mr Woods, truly it doesn't. Did you even bother to look?
Now, as you may know, I have a very particular interest in this story. You see, I don't think that there's a whole lot of difference between the way that the SSRIs (don't) work, and in what they do to the human brain to cause the side effects that they do.
Quack, quack, quack.
Addendum: Be sure to read Sen Grassley's letter to Chris Viebacher, at GSK, on the Pharmalot page.