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Antidepressants: They Are Not as Effective as We Were Told After Researchers Suppress the âEUR~BadâEUR(TM) Studies | What Doctors Don'

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Doctors and the public may have been misled about the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs. They have both been victims of spin that researchers have put on their findings in order to present the drugs in the best possible light


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Cheryl B (373)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 6:33 am
Antidepressants: Theyre not as effective as were told after researchers suppress the bad studies
17 January 2008
Doctors and the public may have been misled about the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs. They have both been victims of spin that researchers have put on their findings in order to present the drugs in the best possible light.

Sometimes poor results have been suppressed, while even those that have been published have claimed the drug is far more effective than the findings suggest, new research has discovered.

In virtually every case, the drug trial has been paid for by the manufacturer, researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found.

They analysed 74 separate trials into antidepressant drugs that had been registered with Americas Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Of these, a third was never published, and this was usually because the study discovered the drug was either not effective or was more dangerous than first thought.

Of the trials that were published, 94 per cent of them came up with a positive outcome about the effectiveness of the drug, and yet the FDAs independent analysis of the same trials concluded that just half were positive.

(Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2008; 358: 252-60).

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Marcy S (73)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 7:38 am
Somethings not right here... A drug company invents a drug that they want to sell then they fund the trials of the drug. They fudge the results overwhelmingly in their favour with a 94 percent positive outcome and the FDA does the same trials and conclude that just half were positive. Do the drug companies have the peoples best interest at heart?? Tell me is there any morality in this??

Cheryl B (373)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 8:25 am
this isn't new news, many already know it,many are in denial, of course they help, how long does one need them? 2/3rds are prescribed to WOMEN. . Big Pharma is in for Big Bucks, if you knew more history you would be stark raving mad and not from medicaitons they gave you, that is very high possibility as well many go temporarly insane, murder, kill themselves. Most side effects and esepcially those that damage for life have been left out, it is only in the past 10 years abit more, that more are getting otu because of people who have enough $ to sue them and force them to settle out of court or make that a part of a private settlement that the harm of the drug is released, but not the settlement of the courts. With the FDA putting a damper on class action suits agasint big pharma and near imposiblle here as well, class action, try an individual (many coroners do not report the real cause of death). A good site, one of the best for side effects and detailed info on drugs is , they have more side effects listed than most others even those causing so much damage but they do not have them all because neither big pharma nor governments who usually protect them by the laws they put in place release them. There is so much evidence now, and severe adverse reactions, murders, violence, life long permnent damage from so many of them, I guess the FDA was pressued to do a study. I wouldn't take their results as either truthful or telling the whole extent and wish it was more detailed this submission, I am not up to finding the actuall study they did , today.

Cheryl B (373)
Friday January 18, 2008, 8:06 am
thanks to those that are noting this, I looked again this am, and still not up to trying to find the actual study that is quoted below. If anyone finds it can you pls c/p it here, thx

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2008, 11:02 am
I object to posts like this! My life was saved because of antidepressants and of course the success stories are suppressed because not everbody is as verbal as I am! Posts like this cast a bad light on psychiatrists that are saving lives by prescribing these drugs. If you speak from authority give specific examples of how you have been harmed by these drugs. I want case studies and if you cannot post them please do us a service and stop posting articles like this! I object and I am no teenager who mixes antidepressants with street drugs either!

Cheryl B (373)
Friday January 18, 2008, 12:57 pm
Here is a link to the study on the New England Journal of Medicine website. This is the abstract, the full text is also there but you have to belong to the website to get it.

Have a great weekend!
Marcy :)

Cheryl B (373)
Friday January 18, 2008, 1:02 pm
well best check my Front Page submissions you will find many well document submissions. As mentioned, yes they do help some, but big pharma is overboard, so are doctors. I am also one of them that has been badly and permanently damaged by adverse side effects they didn't tell you/me about, some were not even listed, hence the wheelchair(s) one I can't even push or lift the bags that are on it. . Do watch the movie too :) if you find it as well.

Cheryl B (373)
Friday January 18, 2008, 2:22 pm
here is another submisson by Gregory same subject,

Cheryl B (373)
Friday January 18, 2008, 2:36 pm
here is one of the best of the web for drug side effects and adverse reactions, not all are listed as big pharma doesn't release them all

Chris F (0)
Friday January 18, 2008, 3:24 pm
thank you for post!

Cheryl B (373)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 11:30 am
thank you
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