The Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a nonprofit watchdog, claims that associate professor Kimberly Yonkers signed her name to work that was not hers in a 2003 report on Paxil, an antidepressant drug, the news source said.
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The documents related to the study reportedly showed favorable results of Paxil, according to the news source.
Daniel Carlat, a former spokesperson for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, told the news source that GlaxoSmithKline appeared to have used Yonkers as a "mouthpiece" in order to promote the antidepressant drug.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Paxil side effects can include headaches and vomiting as well as more serious problems such as skin rashes and blurred vision.