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Man Claims Glaxo Drug Made Him Gay Sex Addict, Says Report
CBS News ^ | January 31, 2011 6:23 PM | Kevin Hayes

Posted on 02/12/2011 8:14:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

(CBS) A French man is suing global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, claiming that Requip (ropinirole), a drug he was taking to treat Parkinson's disease, turned him into a gambling and gay sex addict, according to a report.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alfranken; france; napl
Thanks to Trillian for this THUUUPER thread!
1 posted on 02/12/2011 8:14:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows
"and gay sex addict"

Someone get Barney Frank's lawyer on the phone. He's gonna be rich.

2 posted on 02/12/2011 8:15:23 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Facepalm - Multiple

3 posted on 02/12/2011 8:15:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Side effects include gambling and a pain in the rear.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 8:18:10 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Slings and Arrows

Worse, yet, it made him a Lady GaGa fan.


5 posted on 02/12/2011 8:19:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Worse, yet, it made him a Lady GaGa fan.

But on the bright side, his apartment looks FABULOUS!

6 posted on 02/12/2011 8:20:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I dunno... all those raw steaks hanging from the walls is kinda unsanitary... of course, so is sticking your tallywhacker in an outtake valve.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 8:22:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Didier Jambart, a 51-year-old Nantes, France resident


8 posted on 02/12/2011 8:26:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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9 posted on 02/12/2011 8:29:23 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkyPie!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 8:31:02 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Uh, well ... compulsive behavior and loss of inhibition might be associated with certain drugs, but I seriously doubt it overrode his preexisting moral code.

Think of it as sort of like the accelerator getting stuck in a Prius. It’s not doing anything it wasn’t doing already, it’s just doing it faster and more erratically.


11 posted on 02/12/2011 8:32:49 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Talk about going from bad to worse!


12 posted on 02/12/2011 8:34:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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13 posted on 02/12/2011 8:48:15 PM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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14 posted on 02/12/2011 8:50:44 PM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chemicals can make o0ne gay?

GOProud says people are born gay, it’s not a choice or chemically induced.


15 posted on 02/12/2011 8:57:10 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The fast-talking side effects disclaimer in the TV commercial will be real interesting.


16 posted on 02/12/2011 9:04:13 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sinemet - long used drug for Parkenson’s Disease. Here is one side effect:
Note hypersexuality. Nervous System/Psychiatric: psychotic episodes including delusions, hallucinations, and paranoid ideation, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, bradykinetic episodes (”on-off” phenomenon), confusion, agitation, dizziness, somnolence, dream abnormalities including nightmares, insomnia, paresthesia, headache, depression with or without development of suicidal tendencies, dementia, pathological gambling, increased libido including hypersexuality, impulse control symptoms. Convulsions also have occurred; however, a causal relationship with Sinemet has not been established.

Sexual side effects of Parkinson disease drugs is long established.

17 posted on 02/12/2011 9:16:52 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When will the Dems demand this drug be dispensed by school nurses?


18 posted on 02/12/2011 9:20:50 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra; 50mm; Larry Lucido; thackney; Salamander; TheOldLady; Markos33; ...

So, Eaker. I guess you, Moby and Breitbart will be joining the class action (Your breakthrough case, eh, Larry?) after your breathless cocktails at midnight?


19 posted on 02/12/2011 9:28:40 PM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

More serious side affects include genital warts, AIDS, syphillis, stuff we haven’t even named yet, and the possibly of a collapsed anus.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 9:32:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, that’s it, blame the drugs.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 10:16:34 PM PST by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: Bronzy

My son has a good friend who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s (age 23). He was counseled on the side effect of hypersexuality when he was prescribed his drugs and was also told to stay out of the casinos. They didn’t mention turning him gay though.


22 posted on 02/12/2011 11:11:27 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: Slings and Arrows
Damn Ropinirole!!


23 posted on 02/12/2011 11:19:12 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Only two things come from Texas and I see you're wearing an "I Heart Austin" t-shirt)
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To: Bronzy

“Sinemet - long used drug for Parkenson’s Disease. Here is one side effect:
Note hypersexuality. Nervous System/Psychiatric: psychotic episodes including delusions, hallucinations, and paranoid ideation, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, bradykinetic episodes (”on-off” phenomenon), confusion, agitation, dizziness, somnolence, dream abnormalities including nightmares, insomnia, paresthesia, headache, depression with or without development of suicidal tendencies, dementia, pathological gambling, increased libido including hypersexuality, impulse control symptoms. Convulsions also have occurred; however, a causal relationship with Sinemet has not been established.”

Other than that, the tremors stopped.


24 posted on 02/12/2011 11:20:43 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: VeniVidiVici

That looks more like a case of beer goggles.


25 posted on 02/12/2011 11:24:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Here is a list of what many doctors refer to as “Lavender” diseases. They occur with extraordinary frequency among male homosexuals.

Anal Cancer
Chlamydia trachomatis
Cryptosporidium
Giardia lamblia
Herpes simplex virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
Human papilloma virus
Isospora belli
Microsporidia
Gonorrhea
Viral hepatitis types B & C
Syphilis

They really are a filthy bunch who, at best, make up 1 1/2% to 2% of the population, and yet they consume over 30% of medical treatments and hospitalization.


26 posted on 02/12/2011 11:50:40 PM PST by skimask
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe the drug just made him aware that he was a gambling, gay sex addict. LOL!!


27 posted on 02/13/2011 7:47:03 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: shibumi

I don’t work in a casino so I guess not.


28 posted on 02/13/2011 8:12:05 AM PST by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks like someone actually read the fine print on the drug warning literature, and figured out a way to cash in. He must have missed the part where it tells you to discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if any of the symptoms arise.


29 posted on 02/13/2011 8:16:09 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: liberateUS; Georgia Girl 2; TheOldLady

Personal responsibility? How passé!


30 posted on 02/13/2011 8:50:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gleeminol?


31 posted on 02/13/2011 10:22:49 AM PST by Melas
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