On December 13, 2006 the FDA’s Psychopharmaceutical Drugs Advisory Committee (PDAC) met in Silver Spring, Maryland to discuss antidepressant-induced suicidal behavior in adults. In 2004 the FDA held similar hearings on children and concluded that antidepressants do in fact cause suicide in humans under age eighteen. A warning has been placed in all antidepressant labels or package inserts.
Now the agency admits the drugs cause the same disasters in young adults. Meanwhile, an independent review of all antidepressant trials submitted to the FDA has shown that the drugs are no better than placebo. America’s drug watchdog needs to come clean. It’s been approving depressants as antidepressants.
For Dr Peter Breggin’s detailed analysis on this please look here.
So Glaxo admits children, ‘young adults’ and pregnant women better watch out… but what about the rest of us – how long before Glaxo and the regulators come clean on this one?