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Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research

Posted by Annie McNeil on August 12, 1999, at 0:26:28

In reply to Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research, posted by Elizabeth on August 11, 1999, at 13:40:44

> > Re why drug companies don't seem to be doing research on SSRI weight gain (or magazines, etc. publishing on it): I wonder how a pharmaceutical company decides to do research on something. Do they take suggestions? For a while SSRIs were the newest game in town and had this miracle drug reputation; now that lots of new post-ssri antidepressants are coming on the market, maybe these companies won't feel so smug? (Then again, I assume the same companies who make SSRIs are making the new stuff: Wyeth, Glaxo, Pfizer, etc-)
> Wellbutrin [Glaxo Wellcome] isn't really a post-SSRI - it was first approved in '85 (then "disapproved" for a few years because of the seizure thingie).
> But anyway, there was a study published just this month on weight gain with an SSRI (Prozac).
> (You're not going to like their conclusions, though.)
> Probably part of the reason that they haven't looked into this more is that it's a long-term side effect and long-term studies are hard to do.

There's another site on SSRI induced weight gain you guys might find interesting:

I don't know about you guys-- but I'm leary of anything ELI Lilly has to say on this topic.




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