Jerome Burne, a freelance health journalist who writes regularly for the Daily Mail, has called for an independent review of the use of Prozac to treat depressed children. In an article for the online blog HealthInsightUK Burne cites a study which shows that the proportion of suicidal events among children taking Prozac was more than three times greater than among those taking a placebo.
Burne goes on to describe the omission of other key data which he believes could have stopped Prozac from being licenced for children. “Prozac’s supposed greater benefit and safety for children is the result of just as vigorous data rigging as all the rest,” he concludes.
The full article can be viewed here: http://healthinsightuk.org/2016/03/22/prozac-is-the-safest-drug-for-depressed-children-why-this-is-a-myth/