Are you on Paxil? Prozac? Did you know that neither works as well as reported? The New York Times reports today that there is a "bias toward positive reporting of studies."
"In published trials, about 60 percent of people taking the drugs report significant relief from depression, compared with roughly 40 percent of those on placebo pills. But when the less positive, unpublished trials are included, the advantage shrinks: the drugs outperform placebos, but by a modest margin, concludes the new report, which appears Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine."
Read the full article HERE.
When are doctors going to demand that the pharmaceutical companies devote as much attention and care to their research and reporting as they do to their pretty, "Me so happy now!" advertisements for their drugs? You'd be happier licking that lollipop.