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‘Probably 50,000 people have committed suicide on Prozac’ said Dr. David Healy
Friday, February 05, 2016 12:40 am Email this article
Fluoxetine (Prozac) and other serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) increase the risk of suicide. The Boston Globe wrote an article talking about this in 2000. The article noted that…
“Using figures on Prozac both from Lilly and independent research, however, Dr. David Healy, an expert on the brain’s serotonin system and director of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Wales, estimated that ‘probably 50,000 people have committed suicide on Prozac since its launch, over and above the number who would have done so if left untreated.’”
[And this was as of the year 2000.]
Garnett LR. Prozac revisited: As drug gets remade, concerns about suicides surface. Boston Globe, 2000 May 7; Posted on http://ahrp.org/prozac-revisited-concerns-about-suicides-surface-boston-globe/
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