TITLE

The rise and fall of the wonder-drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Kingsland, James
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/3/2004, Vol. 183 Issue 2454, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is the most widely used antidepressant in history, boasts the website for the blockbuster drug Prozac. Pharmaceutical companies tout antidepressants like Prozac, as wonder drugs that can make the world a happier place. They claim that this class of medicines — known as SSRIs — are a safe and effective treatment for depression, a devastating illness that affects about 1 in 10 people at any one time. Over the past decade, however, this story of medicine's triumph over depression has started to look increasingly suspect.
ACCESSION #
13729503

 

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