The most recent study, conducted by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, found no evidence that an increase in the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of drugs that includes Paxil, is linked to a decrease in suicide rates.
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GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Paxil, reportedly settled approximately 800 lawsuits for more than $1 billion earlier this year. Those lawsuits alleged that Paxil caused birth defects in babies who were exposed to the antidepressant prior to birth. Meanwhile, in a separate lawsuit, Jennifer Berg reached a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline over allegations that her infant's heart disorder and death at only 58 days old was caused by prenatal exposure to Paxil.
Berg's son, Nathan, reportedly died of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN). The terms of the settlement have not been made public.