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Home Wellness Research Prescription Cautions Prozac On The Increase For Children

Prozac On The Increase For Children

Monday, 03 November 2008 16:43
The New York Times reported that Eli Lilly, the producer of Prozac, is submitting data to get the drug formally approved for use as a pediatric medicine.  Although it has not been approved in the past, Prozac prescriptions for teenagers increased 46% last year as compared to the previous year.  The use of Prozac by adults has been falling in the past two years.  "The companies are looking for expanded markets," said Barbara Ryan, managing director of a pharmaceutical analysis company.