Claims Against SSRIs

SSRI drugs are part of a large family of antidepressants that are used by millions of American on a daily basis. SSRIs (serotonin selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants to treat moderate to severe depression. Use of SSRIs have documented severe side-effects for...

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Side effects of SSRIs may include:

    • Increased suicide rates, attempts and thoughts
    • Sexual problems, such as reduced sexual desire or difficulty reaching orgasm or...
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History

SSRIs make their U.S. market debut.
Eli Lilly withholds SSRI suicide data from Food and Drug Administration
Prozac, featured on covers of New Yorker and Newsweek magazines, is touted as “new wonder drug for depression.”
FDA approves Prozac for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
Zoloft overtakes Prozac as most popular SSRI
Zoloft was approved by the FDA for treatment of children aged 6 or older with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
FDA issues “dear doctor” letter, saying studies may link SSRIs and juvenile suicide
the UK banned the use of 4 antidepressants for children, it had banned 2 others earlier last year
Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Drugs Advisory Committee, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Public Health Advisory directing antidepressant manufacturers to expand their warning label
FDA calls for “black-box” warning about suicide risk in children using SSRIs but not for adults
over 87,000 patients taking SSRIs found an increased rate of suicide attempts compared to those taking a placebo or other therapies
FDA issues a Black Box warning label for antidepressants found to increase risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents
U.S. patent for Zoloft expired and became available in generic form globally
FDA calls for new warnings on labels of SSRIs after study published in New England Journal of Medicine finds that mothers who took SSRIs in second half of pregnancy were six times more likely to give birth to babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension
FDA recommends expansion of SSRI suicide warning to include young adults from 18 to 25
Finnish study shows that SSRI patients are more likely to attempt suicide but less likely to succeed
FDA added a warning to the label regarding suicidal behavior in young adults ages 18 to 24
A study of 300 children with autism spectrum disorders found double the risk of autism when the mother had used SSRIs, with a stronger link to SSRI use during the first trimester
Zoloft was the most prescribed antidepressant and second most prescribed psychiatric medication on the U.S. retail market, with over 41 million prescriptions
Study found that boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to SSRIs like Zoloft in the womb
Study found boys whose mothers took SSRIs including Zoloft during pregnancy were more likely to have developmental delays
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What do SSRIs do?

SSRI drugs are part of a large family of antidepressants that are used by millions of American on a daily basis. These second-generation antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. SSRIs can ease depression by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. SSRIs block the reabsorption (reuptake) of serotonin in the brain, making more serotonin available

SSRIs Lawsuit Information

Lawsuits involving SSRI side effects and injuries have been filed against the manufacturers due to negligence to inform the public about the drugs potentially dangerous side effects. There has been a noticeable rise in the number of lawsuits involving birth defects related to the use of SSRIs over the last decade. Other cases have been filed for design defect, failure to...

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