Man claims Glaxo drug made him ‘gay sex addict’

A 51 year old French father of two is taking GlaxoSmithKline to court. He is alleging the British company’s drug, Requip, which is indicated to treat Parkinson’s disease turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict.

His lawyer states that his patient’s behavior changed radically after he began taking the medication. Didier Jambart, a married heterosexual man claims he attempted suicide three times, became addicted to Internet gambling and lost his family’s entire life savings. Interestingly, Mr. Jambart has also become a compulsive gay sex addict and began exposing himself on the Internet and cross-dressing.

A sexual encounter led to rape, said his lawyers.

In 2005, he stopped taking Requip and his behavior dramatically reverted back to his normal heterosexual, non gambling self. Unfortunately, he had already been demoted and was suffering psychological trauma as a result of the rape. Mr. Jambart is seeking 450,000 euros ($610,000) in damages from Glaxo. He accuses the drug company of selling a “defective” drug, and has cited his neurologist for having failed to properly inform him about the drug’s side effects.

Incidentally, I checked the package insert for Requip and no where does it mention sudden loss of heterosexual tendencies or an inexplicable desire to gamble while wearing a ball gown. That drug by the way is called, vodka.

Glaxo said it did not wish to comment on the case.

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