Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Cunningham v. GSK (Paxil Wrongful Death)
Fourteen-year-old Scott Cunningham committed suicide two months after he began taking GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-depression drug Paxil. His parents sued Glaxo, attributing Paxil to their son’s death and alleging the company suppressed evidence that linked Paxil to an increased incidence of suicidal thoughts and behavior in some adolescent users. The parties settled in May 2009 for an undisclosed amount.
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