Seroxat

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 7:20 pm on 21st June 2006.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) 7:20 pm, 21st June 2006

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.

The petition

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.

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I note that this question still lies on the table. Please could you let me know whether an answer has yet been supplied?

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Sally Milsom

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