'FDA and Psychiatric Drugs' Category

For years the FDA has buried it’s head in the sand while psychiatry and the big drug companies have been busy prescribing drugs with such harmful side effects as suicide and violence. Finally the FDA has been taking responsibility and forcing the drug companies to disclose the harmful effects of these drugs.

Steep Decline In Antidepressant Prescriptions After FDA Warnings

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

The Psychiatric News is reporting that since the FDA has ordered drug companies to place a strong black box warnings on anti-depressants there has been nearly a 20% drop in the number of prescriptions for these drugs. The black box warning is over the drastic increase in the amount of people who kill themselves after taking these drugs. It seems that a big side effect of antidepressants like Paxil, Effexor, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft and Remeron is an increase of up to 700% in the number of people who kill themselves. I think drugs that cause people to commit suicide should never be prescribed. So a 20% drop is just a good start.

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