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Hearing on Antidepressants Canceled

7/21/2004

MEDICINE'S DATA GAP
Results of Drug Trials Can Mystify Doctors Through Omission

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Stories posted in 2nd Qtr, 2004

6/30/2004

Drug Firms Address Furor on Tests
New Guidance on Results Aims to Calm Concerns Over Negative Trial Data

6/30/2004

Forest Asked to Supply Information on Marketing of Some Drugs

6/28/2004

FDA MedWatch - Effexor (venlafaxine) warnings added for neonatal effects and suicidality risk

6/27/2004

Legal drug use has doubled in decade.
Americans now average nearly a dozen prescriptions per person per year.

6/26/2004

Drug Maker Acknowledges Some Negative Test Results

6/23/2004

NIH Scientists Broke Rules, Panel Says Deals With Companies Went Unreported, Probe of Potential Conflicts of Interest Finds

6/22/2004

National Institutes of Health Is Under Fire; Longtime Favorite of Congress Grapples With Slim Funding Increases, Conflicts Inquiry

6/21/2004

Tragic teen suicides inspire idea that invites more

6/21/2004

Paxil Man

6/21/2004

Bush to screen population for mental illness
Sweeping initiative links diagnoses to treatment with specific drugs

6/20/2004

It's time to focus on information bias about drugs

6/20/2004

Drugs' risks too great

6/18/2004

GlaxoSmithKline to Post Trial Results GlaxoSmithKline to Post All Clinical Drug Trial Results on the Internet

6/15/2004

Shamed Glaxo's u-turn on 'suicide' drug

6/15/2004

Doctors Seek Rules for Drugmakers to Disclose Studies

6/14/2004

UK - Safety alert on adult use of antidepressants

6/13/2004

Drug-makers and the facts

6/12/2004

Bad medicine

6/11/2004

FDA Warns Glaxo Over Paxil

6/11/2004

Are antidepressants endangering our children?

6/10/2004

Computer Model Calculates Antidepressant-induced Suicides

6/10/2004

Article Removed

6/6/2004

When Drug Companies Hide Data

6/6/2004

Glaxo faces criminal action in Britain over 'suicide' pills

6/6/2004

Garnier comes out fighting

6/3/2004

Drug maker misled consumers on antidepressant use, suit alleges

6/3/2004

Spitzer's remedy will be a bitter pill for Glaxo

6/3/2004

Two Studies, Two Results, and a Debate Over a Drug

6/3/2004

Health Canada advises Canadians of stronger warnings for SSRIs and other newer anti-depressants

6/2/2004

MAJOR PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM CONCEALED DRUG INFORMATION

5/30/2004

Once 'shy,' now 'sick'

5/28/2004

PBS News Hour Talks with Dr. Robert Temple of the FDA

5/27/2004

Over 4,000 doctors face charges in Italian drugs scandal

5/25/2004

In Debate Over Antidepressants, FDA Weighed Risk of False Alarm Doubting Data on Suicide And Kids

5/25/2004

Two Countries, Two Views on Antidepressants

5/23/2004

When advocates become regulators

5/22/2004

Pittman defense wants access to drug documents

5/21/2004

Survey: Parents Anxious About Antidepressants
Many Parents Concerned Teen Depression Isn't Being Treated; Confused About Antidepressant Risks

5/19/2004

Maker to pull antidepressant off market

5/18/2004

New York Sues GlaxoSmithKline Over Paxil

5/17/2004

Behavior drugs top kids' prescriptions
More spent than on antibiotics, asthma therapy

5/14/2004

Pfizer Case Signals Tougher Action On Off-Label Drug Use

5/12/2004

AAP, FDA urge label changes for antidepressants

5/11/2004

Antidepressant prescriptions show decline: Drop follows FDA meeting on links to suicides in kids

5/10/2004

Analysis: FDA considers whether to ban anti-depressants for children

5/9/2004

FDA joins suits on side of industry it regulates

5/7/2004

Panel Wants Top Health Officials Off Drug Payrolls

5/6/2004

Doctors Without Borders
Why you can’t trust medical journals anymore.

5/5/2004

The evidence base: rock of certainty or shifting sands?

5/5/2004

Should depressed teens take drugs?

5/4/2004

Has the Romance Gone? Was It the Drug?

5/3/2004

Diagnosing Infants With Depression

4/29/2004

Licensed to kill - facts the drug firms conceal

4/28/2004

Texas jury awards $1 billion to family of fen-phen user

4/28/2004

West High clinic tracks, treats teenage depression
Novel approach screens every student who steps inside

4/28/2004

An Open Letter to NIMH from The Alliance for Human Research Protection

4/27/2004

Prozac Affects Babies, Sexual Function, Report Says

4/26/2004

Drug blamed for suicide

4/26/2004

Do antidepressants really work in children?
New analyses suggest benefits are overstated

4/26/2004

Unease over effects of medication

4/26/2004

Child depression drugs soar

4/24/2004

DATA FROM UNPUBLISHED TRIALS SUGGEST THAT MOST SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

4/23/2004

Antidepressants Called Unsafe For Children
4 Medications Singled Out In Analysis of Many Studies

4/23/2004

Drug Firms Withheld Negative Data –Study

4/23/2004

Antidepressant approval system criticized

4/22/2004

Damaging Drug Study? Bury It

4/22/2004

Most Antidepressants Are Too Risky for Children, Lancet Says

4/21/2004

What’s in a Warning?
The FDA Hesitates to Link Antidepressants and Risk of Suicide

4/20/2004

Five Years Gone: Anti-Depressants May Hold Key to Columbine

4/18/2004

Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts

4/16/2004

FDA was urged to limit kids’ antidepressants
Advice citing risk of suicide rejected

4/16/2004

Expert Kept From Speaking at Antidepressant Hearing

4/16/2004

FDA debates youth suicide, anti-depressant link

4/16/2004

Families long battle for antidepressant reform nears end

4/15/2004

FDA Responds to Barton, Greenwood Inquiry on Antidepressant Use

4/15/2004

FDA Antidepressant Review 'Troubling'--US Lawmaker

4/10/2004

Drug firms accused of preying on children

4/10/2004

New report slams antidepressants for children

4/9/2004

Study Advises Against Drugs for Children in Depression

4/9/2004

Study slams anti-depressant research

4/9/2004

Rein in SSRI epidemic

4/8/2004

Antidepressants are not safe for children

4/7/2004

Antidepressant warning labels are long overdue

4/6/2004

FDA Sat on Report Linking Suicide, Drugs

4/5/2004

ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

4/5/2004

Testimony in the House of Commons by Paul Flynn

4/4/2004

Doctors Without Borders
Why you can’t trust medical journals anymore.

3/5/2004

FDA legal strategy would pre-empt tort suits

Stories posted in 1st Qtr, 2004

4/2/2004

Preschoolers Lead Growth of Antidepressant Use, Study Reveals

4/2/2004

A Godsend, Till a Life Unravels

3/31/2004

Lawmakers open probe of FDA
Agency accused of barring safety data on antidepressants

3/30/2004

FDA Mum On Suicidal Side Effects?

3/30/2004

Learning From Prozac: Will New Caution Shift Old Views?

3/30/2004

A Collusion between FDA officials and the drug industry

3/29/2004

Utah may feel effect of drug labels

3/25/2004

Feds Probe Lilly's Marketing

3/24/2004

Keeping Doctors in the Dark

3/24/2004

Overprescribing Prompted Warning on Antidepressants

3/24/2004

Panel Probes FDA Moves on Antidepressant Risks

3/24/2004

Now is the era of 'little helpers'

3/24/2004

More family doctors prescribe antipsychotic drugs

3/24/2004

FDA's action smells like a cover up

3/23/2004

FDA urges monitoring for antidepressant users

3/23/2004

Anti-depressant users get warning

3/23/2004

Caution urged in use of drugs for depression

3/23/2004

FDA urges caution on drugs for depression

3/22/2004

FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Cautions for Use of Antidepressants in Adults and Children

3/21/2004

FDA Probes Downsides of Antidepressants

3/14/2004

Prescriptions And Profit

3/13/2004

The Riddle of the Drug Regulators
Critics press for review of licensing system

3/13/2004

Ex-NIH Director Now Favors Limiting Drug-Company Ties

3/5/2004

FDA legal strategy would pre-empt tort suits

3/4/2004

4 subjects challenge Lilly over drug trial
Outside overseer says he found no indication that suicide victim was depressed.

3/4/2004

Canadian Parliamentarian Cites Health Canada's Failure to Act on Antidepressants

3/2/2004

NIH scientists required to disclose income from outside sources

3/1/2004

DODD AND COLLEAGUES QUESTION FDA ABOUT CHILDREN'S ANTIDEPRESSANTS

3/1/2004

British CSM Issues Cautionary Update to British Physicians

2/27/2004

Drugs ‘cause teen suicide’

2/25/2004

UK Parliamentarian Calls Paxil Drug Voodoo Medicine

2/19/2004

Drug companies need to come clean on SSRIs; time for Health Canada to warn us

2/17/2004

Drug risks hidden from public
Drug companies keep test failures quiet, medical journal says

2/15/2004

Suicide brings changes to Lilly drug trials

2/15/2004

19 quit Lilly drug trial after a death

2/15/2004

Student’s suicide cries out to FDA for drug warnings

2/13/2004

Woman testing depression drug kills herself

2/12/2004

Student, 19, in Trial of New Antidepressant Commits Suicide

2/12/2004

Rep. Tauzin to $2 million-a-year job to work for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

2/9/2004

Prescription For Suicide?

2/9/2004

Woman participating in Lilly trial hangs self
Coroner will examine whether experimental drug played possible part in 19-year-old’s suicide.

2/5/2004

Medicating America's Kids
NPR Program

2/4/2004

Lawmaker Seeks Data on Antidepressants for Kids

2/4/2004

Ottawa warns of suicide risk for teens on anti-depressants

2/3/2004

Antidepressant Strengthened Warnings About Pediatric Suicidality Risk Needed Immediately, Cmte. Says

2/3/2004

Pittman tragedy detailed in letter

2/3/2004

Antidepressant warning: Adult drugs may lead to increased risk of suicide in children

2/3/2004

FDA mulls antidepressant warning
Panel cites risks to some children, notes benefits too

2/3/2004

FDA Links Antidepressants, Youth Suicide Risk

2/3/2004

Alert on antidepressants for kids
Panel urges sterner FDA warnings on children's suicide risks

2/3/2004

Parents Blame Medicines for Suicides

2/3/2004

Company ‘held back’ data on drug for children
Antidepressant had no effect, leak reveals

2/2/2004

Will British Ban Spur FDA to Act?

2/2/2004

Youth, meds and suicide

2/1/2004

Kids, Meds, and Suicide
The dangerous side effects of some SSRIs
are back in the headlines

2/1/2004

Drug report barred by FDA
Scientist links antidepressants to suicide in kids

1/31/2004

Wyeth Among 3 Firms Subpoenaed by U.S.

1/30/2004

Deluge of drug ads has FDA struggling to stop the hype

1/30/2004

FDA to debate antidepressant risk to kids

1/29/2004

Antidepressant Makers Withhold Data on Children

1/26/2004

FDA Knew About the Dangers of Redux® but Approved it Anyway

1/26/2004

Special Report
Antidepressant Drugs and Suicidal/Aggressive Behaviors

1/23/2004

Report casts doubt on drug, suicide link

1/21/2004

New Report Concludes SSRI Antidepressants Do Not Increase Suicidal Behavior in Youth with Depression ACNP Presents Findings As FDA Opens Hearings

1/20/2004

Drug Companies Get Too Close for Med School's Comfort

1/6/2004

Probe into antidepressant link to suicides

1/6/2004

New Hope for Battling Depression
Study Illuminates Why Benefits of Therapy Are More Lasting Than Medication

1/4/2004

A Suicide Side Effect?
What parents aren't being told about their kids' antidepressants

1/4/2004

New York Times Lives: A Doctor’s Toxic Shock

1/4/2004

Drug commercials can make you a little bit dopey

12/10/2003

NIH to launch ethics review - Zerhouni promises comprehensive look at lucrative consulting payments to top officials