ReQuip FAQs

Octavian Grosu v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (“GSK”)
 

What is this action about?
This action is about the drug ReQuip which was usually prescribed to persons suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  ReQuip is a dopamine agonist and it is alleged in this Class Action that there may be a link between ingesting the drug and compulsive gambling and other obsessive behaviours, including hypersexuality and compulsive or obsessive shopping. 
 
Who is Eligible for this class?
Any Canadian who has taken ReQuip and has behaved compulsively or developed a compulsive gambling addiction or other such behavioural problems may be a class member.  Please contact a lawyer at Thomson, Rogers to determine if you fit into this class. 
 
What is the claim?
The claim alleges (remembering that no allegations have yet been proven) that, amongst other things, the defendant GSK, breached their duty of care to individuals taking ReQuip, since they knew or ought to have known of the serious behavioural related complications associated with ReQuip and allegedly failed to adequately warn patients and physicians about the dangers of ReQuip.  The actual claim, is available on our website. 
 
When was this proceeding initiated by Thomson Rogers?
This claim was issued on November 20, 2009. 
 
Who is the representative plaintiff?
This action was commenced by the representative plaintiff Octavian Grosu. Mr. Grosu alleges that after taking ReQuip, he developed a compulsive gambling addiction.
 
Is ReQuip Still on the Market?
Yes, ReQuip is still on the market. However, as of around November 4, 2008, the consumer information portion attached to this product warns those prescribed ReQuip that impulse control symptoms including compulsive behaviors such as pathological gambling and hypersexuality have been reported in patients treated with ReQuip.
 
How do I register for the Class Action?
Please submit your information via our website at www.thomsonrogers.com or contact any of our class action lawyers for more information.   If we have your contact information we will update you from time to time on the status of the case. Updates also appear on our website.
 
What is the Status of the Class Action?
The Statement of Claim was only recently issued. This class action has not yet been certified by the Courts. 
 
What are the Costs of Participating in this Class Action?
Only the representative plaintiff is generally responsible for costs if this action is unsuccessful. There is no financial risk generally for class members.