(NaturalNews) Didier Jambart, a 52-year-old husband and father of two from Nantes, France, first began his downward spiral into a life of uncontrollable addiction after he started taking drugs back in 2003. But the particular drug that triggered his inexplicable bout of sexual deviancy and out-of-control gambling, Requip (Ropinirole Hcl), is not illegal, and had actually been prescribed to him by a legitimate doctor practicing state-approved medicine.
In a shocking example of just how dangerous pharmaceutical drugs can be -- and in this case, infinitely more dangerous than, say, marijuana, a natural plant that is still illegal in most places due to widespread misunderstanding and ignorance -- Jambart's fight for his life ultimately resulted in a judgment awarding him about $260,000 for the pain and suffering he and his family endured at the hands of Big Pharma. But it also illustrates how careful people need to be when taking any pharmaceutical drug, as doing so can literally change your life in an instant.
GSK's Requip turns normal family man into gambling-crazed sexual deviant
This is what happened to Jambart, who after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 2003 began to take GlaxoSmithKline
's (GSK) Requip drug for the condition at the behest of his doctor. Prior to his diagnosis, Jambart was a well-respected bank manager who held great rapport in his local community, and who was always there for his wife and family. But almost immediately upon taking Requip, Jambart's behavior began to take a dramatic turn for the worst.
According to reports, Jambart suddenly developed homosexual urges out of nowhere that led him to actually start advertising his body online in search of gay sex
. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail
, Jambart became consumed in a constant "frantic search for gay sex," that is when he was not selling off his family's possessions in order to service an uncontrollable new gambling
habit that he also developed as a result of Requip.
Before finally discovering that Requip was the cause of his sudden an erratic behavioral changes, Jambart had gambled away more than $100,000 of his family's wealth, and engaged in so much desperate gay sex that he actually put himself into a situation where he was raped. According to reports, Jambart had actually tried to commit suicide eight different times as a result of his greatly soured life, but was fortunately unsuccessful.
Jambart immediately stopped taking Requip after discovering it to be the cause of his new personality
Such madness went on for two years, without Jambart's family truly knowing what was taking place, until Jambart discovered a website in 2005 that linked Requip to his and other types of addictions. He immediately stopped taking Requip, and took the matter to court. And with the exceptional support and unconditional love of his gracious wife, Jambart eventually won his case against GSK after a French court ruled that Requip was fully responsible for literally turning Jambart into a completely different person.
"It's been a seven-year battle with our limited means for recognition of the fact that GSK lied to us and shattered our lives. My life was hell. It still is because you cannot forget a catastrophe like that," explained a tearful Jambart to reporters. "I am happy that justice has been done. I am happy for my wife and my children. I am at last going to be able to sleep at night and profit from life."
Though GSK of course continues to deny that Requip is capable of causing such immense harm, the company at the very same time admits that taking Requip, which stimulates dopamine receptors and actually replaces dopamine in the brain, can lead to "pathological gambling and increased libido and hypersexuality."Sources for this article include:http://www.dailymail.co.ukhttp://www.mirror.co.ukhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/dec/09/france.health