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Paxil: Now with Even More Effects!

Forty milligrams to freedom.

The list of bizarre effects associated with the popular antidepressant Paxil is as horrendous as it is long, including: suicide, homicide, electric shock sensations during withdrawal and, for moms-to-be, an array of potentially fatal birth defects.

Now the not-always-so-wonderful wonder drug is said to cure, of all things, hypochondria, according to a first-of-its-kind study funded by Paxil maker GlaxoSmithKline and published in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry.

Afraid of getting sick? Pop a Paxil. Side effects may include killing yourself and those around you. -- Todd Spivak

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