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Alarm over antidepressant safety in teens

Australian researchers have questioned the safety of paroxetine for adolescents with depression, after their re-analysis of original trial data showed the drug was ineffective and linked to serious side effects.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial reported in 2001 involved 275 adolescents with major depression and was funded by GlaxoSmithKline, the original makers of the drug.

The authors said at

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