Anti-depressant was given to millions of young people 'after trials showed it was dangerous'

Damning study bolsters campaign to open up clinical trial data to public view

Millions of young people were prescribed a common anti-depressant on the basis of a notorious medical trial that actually showed the drug was neither safe nor effective in children and adolescents, a major review has confirmed.

The new analysis of tens of thousands of pages of GlaxoSmithKline’s ‘study 329’, including documents that were previously confidential, starkly contradicts the original report’s claims about the drug paroxetine.

It is the first study to be reassessed under a pioneering initiative aimed at over-turning the findings of potentially misleading studies, often funded by drug companies.....................Read more



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