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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Any comment from the MHRA or DoH?

Hate to say it... but WE told you so.

Anyone care to comment? Benbow? Breckenridge? Woods? The Doh? Gisela Stuart MP? The MHRA?


Prozac pills 'do not work' - THE SUN
ANTI-depressant pills such as Prozac do not work on most patients, medics claimed yesterday. A major study by the University of Hull analysed the four main antidepressants — Prozac (also known as Fluoxetine), Venlafaxine, Nefazodone and Paroxetine...

Taking some types of antidepressant may be a waste of time, say researchers. Researchers used Freedom of Information laws to analysis American data on modern anti-depressants such as Prozac, Effexor and Seroxat...

Papers say 'the drugs don't work' - BBC News
The message across many front pages is clear - 'the drugs don't work'...

Hardly anyone helped by anti-depressants: study - The Ottawa Citizen
Researchers who pooled data from all clinical trials -- published or not -- submitted to American drug regulators for four "new-generation" anti-depressants that include Prozac and Paxil found the drugs provided virtually no benefit over placebos for moderate depression, and only a small difference for the severely depressed.

Antidepressant drugs not effective for most patients -- official study - CNN Money
Prozac and other antidepressant drugs in the same class do not work according to a major review released today, reports The Guardian...

Depression drugs don’t work, finds data review - The Times Online
Millions of people taking commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat might as well be taking a placebo, according to the first study to include unpublished evidence.

Anti-depressants 'not much of a help' - The Cheers
For the depressed, this might come as a big blow- according to a new study the 'happy pills' or anti-depressants they take, have little or no impact. In the study, the research team focused on drugs in the class known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which work by increasing levels of the mood controlling chemical serotonin in the brain. These included fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Efexor) and paroxetine (Seroxat).

Prozac is no better than a placebo, shows 'fantastically important' study - Daily Mail
The drugs studied - including Prozac, Seroxat and Efexor - were little more effective than placebos in improving the mental health in the majority of cases, ...

Talking Back To Prozac - CBS News
The pattern they saw from the trial results of fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Seroxat), venlafaxine (Effexor) and nefazodone (Serzone) was consistent. "Using complete data sets (including unpublished data) and a substantially larger data set of this type than has been previously reported, we find the overall effect of new-generation antidepressant medication is below recommended criteria for clinical significance,"

Dummy Pills Can Aid Depression As Much As Prozac, Claims Study - The Daily Record
Researchers found little difference in mildly depressed patients who took the antidepressants Prozac, Effexor, Serzone and Seroxat/Paxil and those who took a dummy pill, or placebo.

Millions taking Prozac 'may as well be taking a placebo' - study - Irish Independent
MILLIONS of people taking commonly prescribed anti-depressants such as Prozac and Seroxat might as well be taking a dummy pill, a study suggests today.

Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists - The Guardian
A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Seroxat, said the authors had failed to acknowledge the "very positive" benefits of the treatment and their conclusions were "at odds with what has been seen in actual clinical practice". (snigger)

New study implies anti-depressants ineffective - RTE News
Researchers reviewed a series of studies, both published and unpublished, on four anti-depressants, examining the question of whether a person's response to these drugs hinged on how depressed they were before getting treatment. The drugs are all so-called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.

GPs urged to cut number of antidepressant prescriptions - Management in Practice
A charity is calling for GPs to reduce the number of antidepressant prescriptions after a new study found some of the latest brands have limited benefits. These included studies on Prozac, Efexor, and Seroxat

Study casts doubt over anti-depressants - ABC Online Australia
A major new study has cast doubt on whether anti-depressant drugs taken by millions around the world do any good at all. The research was published in the online journal, Public Library of Science Medicine. Critics of the pharmaceutical industry predict shock waves for what's become a global billion dollar business.

Why antidepressants don't work - Marie Claire
The researchers claim prescription drugs help only a small number of severely depressed individuals, although the makers of Prozac and Seroxat, unsurprisingly, are disputing the claims.

Psych Drug Shocker: Antidepressant Drugs Work No Better than Placebo; Big Pharma Hoax Finally Exposed - The Westender Brisbane Australia
The researchers obtained data on all the clinical trials submitted to the FDA for the licensing of fluoxetine, venlafaxine, nefazodone, and paroxetine. They then used meta-analytic techniques to investigate whether the initial severity of depression affected the HRSD improvement scores for the drug and placebo groups in these trials.

Antidepressants 'not working' - Channel 4 (UK)
Research suggests new-generation antidepressants are often no more effective than dummy pills. They included antidepressants regularly prescribed in the UK, including fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Efexor) and paroxetine (Seroxat).

A new study suggests that anti-depressants such as Prozac, prescribed to millions of people all over the world, could be largely ineffective. - Radio New Zealand
Marjorie Wallace, head of the British mental health charity Sane, said that if these results were confirmed they could be "very disturbing". But the makers of Prozac and Seroxat, two of the commonest anti-depressants, said they disagreed with the findings. (Hmmm)

Antidepressants 'not working' - ITN UK
They said even trials suggesting benefit for severely depressed people did not provide evidence of clear clinical benefit. They included antidepressants regularly prescribed in the UK, including fluoxetine (Prozac), venlafaxine (Efexor) and paroxetine (Seroxat).

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