Gambling and Porn Addiction Caused by Drug: Lawsuit

Written by:
Greg Tingle
Published on:
Jun/03/2010
Gambling, Porn Addiction

Readers, what's your vice or addiction? You may not necessarily have one, but countless research papers suggest many people are hooked on something...or super passionate about X... its just a matter of what X is. It could be gambling, porn - sex, or just a favorite hobby or sport, like wrestling, surfing or dancing, which would constitute a healthy addiction. Media Man and Gambling911 don our doctors jackets, grab and stethoscope and spy a drug which experts say is causing addiction to gambling and porn...

In excess of 100 victims who claim a drug treating Parkinson's Disease has given them gambling and porn addictions are suing the companies that sell them.

The group has launched a class action lawsuit against Pfizer Australia and Aspen Pharmacare after developing addictions following taking pills to deal with tremors, the Sydney Morning Herald, NineMSN and a host of wires reported.

Multitudes of claimants have said they lost thousands of dollars and experienced family and relationship breakdowns after developing gambling addictions from taking the drugs entitled Cabaser and Permax.

Others reportedly developed compulsive sex behaviour including, but not limited to, addictions to internet pornography.

A recent study in the US demonstrated a connection between the dopamine agent in drugs treating Parkinson's Disease and compulsive, risk-taking behaviour such as problem gambling, shopping and binge eating.

The Australian class action writ filed in the Federal Court said Pfizer and Aspen Pharmacare breached a duty of care by failing to research possible side effects of their drugs, or by failing to heed research into side effects.

Media Man and Gambling911 have been advising for months that people, being people, can have a number of problems, and gambling - excessive gaming is just one problem. Drugs are well known to cause behavior in a persons actions.  Even one or two drinks at a pub, hotel or casino may facilitate a person risking greater amounts gambling for example. The effects of some drugs are not as well understood as they are for every day stimulates (technically drugs) such as coffee, beer and cigarettes.

The legal case against Pfizer Australia and Aspen Pharmacare has its "directions hearing" today.

Readers, please bet with your head, not over it and be mindful of potential dangers of mixing drugs and gambling (or sports betting). Of course, don't forget to have fun.

*The writer is a special contributor for Gambling911

*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company. The gaming sector is just one of a bakers of dozen of industries they cover.

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