I take enormous pleasure in presenting a petition on behalf of my constituent, Mr. D. Scott, from Dundee, who calls for the precautionary principle to apply to the prescription of Seroxat. He points out that many people who are prescribed Seroxat believe that they suffer side-effects, including aggression, fatigue, agitation and suicidal thoughts. Others suffer severe effects on withdrawal. He observes that a large amount of information on those side-effects is in the public domain, and he demonstrates the requirement for immediate action, including a moratorium on the prescribing of Seroxat to new patients.
Declares that there is deep concern about the side effects that many people believe that they have suffered from being prescribed the drug Seroxat.
Further declares that the Health Select Committee should carry out an investigation into the drug and its possible side effects.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge Her Majesty's Government to place a moratorium on the prescription of Seroxat to new patients until a review has been carried out on the large body of evidence which now exists concerning the side effects of this drug.
To lie upon the Table.