02 Feb '11, 3am

Frenchman sues GlaxoSmithKline, claiming that a 'defective' drug turned him into 'gambling & gay sex addict'

NANTES (France) - A FRENCH father-of-two on Tuesday took GlaxoSmithKline to court, alleging that the British firm's drug to treat Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict. The 51-year-old said his behaviour changed radically after he was first administered the drug, Requip, in 2003 for the illness, which causes tremors, slows movement and disrupts speech. Didier Jambart, who says he attempted suicide eight times, wants 450,000 euros (S$790,900) from Glaxo, which he accuses of selling a 'defective' drug, and from his neurologist for failing to properly inform him about the drug. The married defence ministry worker claims the drug made him addicted to Internet gambling, and caused him to lose the family's savings and steal to feed the habit that left him 130,000 euros in debt. 'The first four or five days (after taking the drug) I was bursting with e...

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