New Paxil Warnings For Teens Prompt Fury From Former Patients


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New Paxil Warnings For Teens Prompt Fury From Former Patients

By Amy Nordrum@amynordruma.nordrum@ibtimes.comon September 29 2015 12:16 PM EDT
The antidepressant Paxil is not as safe and effective in teens as the drug’s manufacturer has claimed, according to the authors of a new study who re-evaluated original data from clinical trials. REUTERS/Joe Raedle

Kaili Butin still has faint scars on her wrist from the day she tried to kill herself. A family physician had prescribed GlaxoSmithKline’s antidepressant Paxil to treat her depression. It was the fall of 2000, her sophomore year of high school, and she had stopped caring about schoolwork and lost interest in her friends.

“I wanted something to make me feel better,” she says. “I wanted to be a normal teenager. I saw my friends and none of them felt the way I felt.” ….

http://www.ibtimes.com/new-paxil-warnings-teens-prompt-fury-former-patients-2108017

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