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Re: Level 3 Results of STAR*D announced ed_uk

Posted by cecilia on July 11, 2006, at 2:55:31

In reply to Re: Level 3 Results of STAR*D announced, posted by ed_uk on July 10, 2006, at 14:27:45

> It's interesting how pdocs often say.....
> Mr. X failed to respond to Effexor
> rather than.......
> Effexor failed to treat Mr. X's depression
> It's almost as if they're saying that it was the patient who failed rather than the drug.
> Ed

It's bizarre, but this is standard doctor talk. Even for babies. Doctors will say "We attempted to wean Baby Y off his oxygen but he flunked." Maybe it's the super competitive nature of medical school and pre-med that make doctors see everything this way. Cecilia




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