Zoloft and other antidepressant studies often hidden ?

Unfavorable drug studies don’t get into print: report

By Gene Emery, Reuters
Wed Jan 16, 10:19 PM EST

Nearly a third of antidepressant drug studies are never published in the medical literature and nearly all happen to show that the drug being tested did not work, researchers reported on Wednesday.

In some of the studies that are published, unfavorable results have been recast to make the medicine appear more effective than it really is, said the research team led by Erick Turner of the Oregon Health & Science University.

Even if not deliberate, this can be bad news for patients, they wrote in their report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Selective publication can lead doctors to make inappropriate prescribing decisions that may not be in the best interest of their patients and, thus, the public health,” they wrote.

http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2008/01/17/NEWS-DRUGS-STUDIES-DC/print/

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