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Drugs for losing weight

The problem of obesity has taken on epidemic proportions over the last few years. In 1998, a report by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) revealed that 17 out of 100 men and 21 out of 100 women were obese. At this time, about...

Efexor

Of late, the marketing men at several drug companies have been mounting an assault on Prozac, the antidepressant that seems to have become a lifeline for a nervous generation.

New uppers: no improvement

The SSRI group of antidepressants - including fluoxetine and paroxetine - are no more effective and have no fewer side effects than the older tricyclic antidepressants, according to an overview of six double-blind studies (Curr Ther Res, 1993; 54).

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