The Seroxat Scandal
By Bob Fiddaman
Key Themes: depression, pharmacy, campaign, seroxat
Bob Fiddaman was prescribed Seroxat due to depression that was, in essence, due to work related problems.
What followed was a journey that took him through a tapering process of, what he believes to be, a highly addictive antidepressant.
Following almost two years of withdrawal, Fiddamans new battle with the manufacturer of the drug, GlaxoSmithKline and the UKs medicine regulator, the MHRA, took him on a more frustrating journey than he ever could have imagined.
The name Bob Fiddaman has become synonymous throughout cyberspace. Google his name and you will find articles he has written, many of which have been republished by a vast army of fellow patient advocates.
In his debut book, Fiddaman takes the bull by the horns and pulls no punches.
Doctors and patients alike will find Fiddamans journey both tragic and informative, in particular the current stance of the UK regulator with regard to pregnancy and antidepressants.
It may also make you stop and seriously reconsider the safety and efficacy of the medications you take.
About the Author
Bob Fiddaman was born in London in 1964, the youngest of three children to his parents, Douglas and Teresa Fiddaman.
In 1967 his parents moved to Birmingham where he has lived since.
Bob married in 1987 but divorced in 2006. He has three children, Danny, Marc and Gary.
He is currently unemployed but previously held down jobs at Land Rover, Solihull and the Royal Mail in Birmingham City Centre.
In 1999 Bob became the Poetry Slam Champion of Birmingham, beating a teacher of poetry in the final. Although unpublished, much of his work can be seen on the Internet.