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British Medical Journal publishes letter calling on government to reduce rate of antidepressant prescribing

December 5, 2023
Medical Communications British Medical Journal, Neurology, antidepressants, over-prescribing

A group of medical professionals and politicians have published an open letter in the British Medical Journal which calls on …


RCP calls on NICE to update guidelines on coming off antidepressants

May 31, 2019
Medical Communications Guidelines, NICE, RCP, antidepressants, health, pharma

Guidance for patients on coming off antidepressants needs to be updated, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP). Current …


England’s antidepressant prescriptions double to 70m in a decade

March 29, 2019
Medical Communications England, UK, antidepressants, anxiety, depression, pharma

Figures released by NHS Digital have revealed that prescriptions for antidepressants in the UK have risen to 70.9 million, almost …


NICE guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are misleading, study shows

October 9, 2018
Manufacturing and Production NICE, UK, addiction, antidepressants, research, study

Current NICE guidance concerning the severity of the effects of antidepressant withdrawal is misleading doctors according to research published in …

$3 million GSK verdict thrown out of court

August 23, 2018
Sales and Marketing GSK, Litigation, antidepressants, suicide, verdict

A $3 million verdict against British multinational GlaxoSmithKline has been thrown out after a US appeals court said that GSK …


Prozac prevents cognitive decline during normal aging process, study shows

August 21, 2018
Manufacturing and Production MIT, Picower Institute, Prozac, antidepressants, mice, neuroscience

A study conducted by MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has reinforced the notion that loss in the capacity …

More antidepressants being prescribed to children in UK

July 25, 2018
Research and Development antidepressants, children, mental health, prescription, young people

Figures have revealed a trend towards an increased number of prescriptions for antidepressants for children in England, Scotland, and Northern …


Researchers develop algorithm able to identify antidepressant suitability

July 18, 2018
Research and Development McLean, algorithm, antidepressants, research

A study published by researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts has led to the development of a statistical algorithm …


Antidepressants polluting rivers building up in brains of fish

September 7, 2017
Medical Communications antidepressants, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

A study of ecosystem of the Niagara River has discovered that antidepressants are building up in the brains of fish. …


Study reveals antidepressant medication’s action upon brain

February 3, 2017
Medical Communications, Research and Development antidepressants, mental health, research

With levels of antidepressant prescription rising coupled with the lack of development and investment in new treatments, further research into …


Pfizer and GSK in antidepressant safety probes

September 22, 2015
Manufacturing and Production GSK, Paxil, Pfizer, Zoloft, antidepressants, drug safety, paroxetine, sertraline

Two top-selling antidepressants have had their safety records challenges, after the FDA asked Pfizer to change the labelling of its …

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