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In The News

While many of us have known that anti-depressants don’t work and are in fact harmful, many in the medical community are coming to this same conclusion. On March 23, 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine published two articles which pointed out that 70 percent of people taking antidepressants for depression are still depressed. One article describes a study of 565 subjects who took the antidepressant (Celexa) for 12 weeks and were still depressed. The researchers continued to give the subjects Celexa but added another antidepressant.

The result—70 percent of the subjects now taking two dangerous antidepressants were still depressed. The second article discusses a study where 727 subjects were taking Celexa and were still depressed. The subjects were divided into groups and one group was given Wellbutrin SR, another Zoloft, and another Effexor XR. These results were even worse than the first study because at the end of the trial, 75 percent of the subjects were still depressed. Anti-depressants don’t work and people need to safely and sanely withdraw from these harmful drugs and find a real solution.

We Have To Help

The FDA is really not watching out for us. According to the 2003 report of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, a survey of CDER reviewers revealed that 66% lacked confidence in the FDA's safety monitoring of marketed prescription drugs, and 18% had felt pressure to approve a drug despite reservations about its quality, efficacy, or safety. In 2006, the Government Accountability Office found that the "FDA lacks clear and effective processes for making decisions about, and providing management oversight of, post-market safety issues."

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