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Re: FDA SAYs Seizure Meds May Or Can Lead to Suic dbc

Posted by Mc Comfortable on June 23, 2008, at 20:28:52

In reply to Re: FDA SAYs Seizure Meds May Or Can Lead to Suic, posted by dbc on June 23, 2008, at 19:48:44

> > The FDA posted the findings 01/31/2008
> Why are they suddenly reposting it though? This has been known for years. Benzos and mood stabilizers increase suicidal ideation in some people.

I don't really know but there is usually a catalyst. Generally it comes out of consumer advocacy hearings or re-hearings or litigation findings.

As an aside but highlighting how stuff is with the FDA, the FDA was petitioned two years ago to ban Darvon and Darvocet (propoxyphene) by a consumer advocacy group - I'm waiting to hear how that one will go and if that will hit the media circuit. That painkiller has been around forever.




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