The married father-of-two won a little over a quarter of million dollars after a seven-year battle with the pharmaucetical giant. From TheIndependent.co.uk:
"Jambart broke down in tears as judges upheld his claim that his life had become 'hell' after he started taking Requip, a drug made by GSK. Mr Jambart began taking the drug for Parkinson's in 2003, he had formerly worked as a well-respected bank manager and local councillor, and is a father of two. After beginning to take the drug he claimed he attempted to commit suicide eight times. In total Mr Jambert said he gambled away 82,000 euros, mostly through internet betting on horse races. He also said he engaged in frantic searches for gay sex."
Jambert also claims he was forced to sell his children's toys to maintain his addictions. (What is Mr. Potato Head worth these days anyhow?)
Mr Jambert said he realized the drug was responsible when he stumbled across a website that made a connection between the drug and addictions in 2005. When he stopped the drug he claims his behavior returned to normal.
Look, I'm no expert, but if all your life you've been accustomed to certain vaginal pleasures and then, one day, the port of entry has shrunk considerably in size and accommodation, that's probably the first sign that your scrips need a serious review.
The article fails to mention if Requip addressed any of the symptoms of his Parkinson's Disease or whether or not Requip works to offset the sexual side effects of their antidepressant Wellbutrin which, by no small coincidence, has been the subject of a multi-billion dollar fine.
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