Doctors from Cardiff University in Wales have revealed that previous studies concerning antidepressants had inflated their safety statistics. Referring to the SSRI drugs (Selective Serotonim Reuptake Inhibitors), the Cardiff Study found that the risks of suicides have been routinely understated while the benefits have been overhyped. In future blogs I will discuss how often researchers fail to reveal their obvious Conflicts of Interest when they publish reports which are favorable to the pharmaceutical companies who secretly pay them. Currently, “Black Box” Warnings are required on the boxes of SSRI drugs. It’s about time.
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