Psychiatrist indicted for fraud in Paxil (Seroxat) trials
Posted by shutah on June 15, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — Dr Maria Palazzo, who specializes in psychiatry, is charged with offences relating to clinical trials involving Paxil/Seroxat.
According to the indictment, Palazzo, as a clinical investigator for SmithKline Beecham doing business as GlaxoSmithKline, fraudulently failed to maintain and prepare records required by the FDA for evaluation the drug’s safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents.
If convicted, Palazzo faces a maximum term of 445 years, and a fine of $10.15 million, Letten’s office said.
Click here to read a letter written by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to Dr Palazzo citing the regulations she violated in clinical trials of Paroxetine aka Seroxat/Paxil .