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Australian Mother Threatens Class-Action Against TGA Over Zoloft

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The mother of an Australian girl alleged to have become suicidal after taking Pfizer's Zoloft (sertraline) is considering a suit against the country's drug regulator. The mother settled her $59,000 suit against the physician who prescribed the drug. She said she was contemplating a class-action suit against the Therapeutic Goods Administration on grounds it did not advise the public anti-depressant drugs have risks. The suit against the doctor alleged he falsely promoted Zoloft, the daughter attempted suicide, and the mother had to quit her job to care for the 16 year old. It was discovered the girl had a genetic defect that caused her to have adverse reactions to the sertraline. (Click here for more
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