Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Shaffer attempts to block negative British findings

In December of 2003 British drug regulators recommended against the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depressed children under 18 because some of the drugs had been linked to suicidal thoughts and self-harm. According to a December 11, 2003, New York Times article, Shaffer at the request of a maker of psychotropic drugs attempted to block the British findings, sending a letter to the British drug agency saying that there was insufficient data to restrict the use of the drugs in adolescents.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much more DATA do they need while children are dying and killing others??? It's quite obviously apparent that it's a real moneymaker!

3:14 PM  

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