Saturday, January 01, 2005

Lilly Documents Link Prozac to Violence

Sometimes it gives one pleasure to be able to say "I told you so" but in this case - with so many deaths and destroyed lives - it gives me none at all. For 16 years Citizen's Commission On Human Rights has been saying that Prozac and the other SSRI drugs cause violence and suicide. For 16 years the drug companies have been denying it. However, slowly but surely, the evidence that the drug companies themselves had all the time is trickling out. First it was the revelation from the clinical trial results hidden for years by GlaxoSmithKline that their wonder drug Paxil (Seroxat outside the US) caused suicide in children and had no beneficial effect at all. Other revelations followed, and now comes the news that documents from Eli Lilly & Co. itself have surfaced after 10 years linking Prozac to violence and suicide.

It comes as a bitter victory to those of us who have been saying this for so very long.

Lilly Documents Link Prozac to Violence, Medical Journal Says

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