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A Closer Look (Prescription Drugs) Part II #188310

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at anti-depressant drugs introduced.

(New York: Deborah Amos) The effectiveness of anti-depressants examined; details given of tests of certain drugs such as Prozac versus placebos. [Health policy analyst Thomas MOORE - questions drug company claims of benefits from anti-depressants; says FDA (Food and Drug Administration) product labelling should show a more balanced picture.] [University of Connecticut psychologist Irving KIRSCH - says the frontline treatment for depression should be psychological, not chemical.]

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter

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