The following articles provide more information on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI antidepressants)

2008 FDA warning on psych drugs

 More reasons not to take psychiatric drugs  originally posted on Dr. Breggin’s blog at the Huffington Post   It’s now well known that the newer antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa cause suicidal thoughts and behavior, and can worsen depression. Psychiatric drugs sustained another blow when the FDA recently declared that yet another group […]

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Pregnant mothers should not take SSRI antidepressants

originally posted on Dr. Breggin’s blog at the Huffington Post  On June 28, 2007 more than 250 headlines around the world promised that SSRI antidepressants (such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Celexa) are safe for pregnant mothers and their developing babies. “Mom’s Antidepressant Use Poses Little Danger to Baby,” heralded the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Antidepressants […]

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Lancet letter on dangers of fluoxetine

Dangers of fluoxetine [Prozac] [Reprint of letter, which appeared in the January 18, 1997 issue of  the journal Lancet ]   Sirs– For many years, there have been unsubstantiated reports about the possible serious adverse effects of fluoxetine (Prozac, Eli Lilly), especially in the mass media. Newspaper articles, TV broadcasts, and books have covered this […]

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Was school shooter Eric Harris taking Luvox?

Recently, TIME magazine seemed to undermine earlier reports in the press that Eric Harris was taking the Prozac knock-off  Luvox at the time he committed the tragic murders at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Seemingly based on unpublished video tapes, TIME said that Harris stopped taking his Luvox in order to fan his anger. […]

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Suppressed Paxil Suicide Data Released Expert Calls for Drug Companies to Publish Safety and Efficacy Data

February 27, 2006, Ithaca, New York Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry (EHPP) has published an excerpt from a previously sealed product liability report against Glaxo SmithKline (GSK). The medical expert report documents how the company systematically hid and manipulated data concerning Paxil-induced suicidality in depressed adults. The number of suicide attempts on the antidepressant Paxil […]

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