Re: FDA: Drugging Kids may not work//SURPRISE, SURPRISE (NOT!)

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by .Å.S.Å sreffalfelohW .E.B.C ruhtrA riS, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. In article <[email protected]>, Rich Winkel says...
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    >Giving antidepressants to children may not work, FDA says
    >
    >By Chris Adams and Alison Young
    >Knight Ridder Newspapers
    >
    >WASHINGTON - As U.S. regulators debate whether a popular class of
    >antidepressant drugs causes suicidal behavior in children, their review is
    >also raising questions about whether the drugs are effective.
    >
    >The use of antidepressants to treat depression or other conditions, such as
    >attention-deficit disorder, in children is growing rapidly even though there
    >are few credible studies showing that they work.
    >
    >The drugs under review by the Food and Drug Administration include such
    >blockbusters as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft as well as other antidepressants.
    >The drugs are generally approved for treating depression and many other
    >conditions in adults.
    >
    >The FDA-approved uses in children, however, are far more limited. Only
    >Prozac is approved for major childhood depression and obsessive-compulsive
    >disorder, and Zoloft and Luvox are approved for obsessive-compulsive
    >disorder in children.
    >
    >Doctors, however, are free to prescribe a drug approved for one condition -
    >say, depression in adults - to any patient, of any age, for any condition.
    >
    >Such off-label prescribing is common. In the treatment of depression, it's
    >fueled by doctors' belief that if the drugs help adults they should also
    >help children. Further, insurers often won't pay for psychotherapy for
    >depressed children but will pay for drug therapy.
    >
    >The FDA said that in 2002 nearly 11 million prescriptions for the
    >antidepressants were written for children, spread among several different
    >diagnoses including depression, attention-deficit disorder, anxiety and
    >obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    >
    >According to a January FDA memo, drug makers have submitted 15 studies
    >designed to test the effectiveness of these drugs in treating depression in
    >children. Three came back positive, two were statistically inconclusive, and
    >10 were negative.
    >
    >"These are sobering findings and certainly raise a question about the
    >benefits of these drugs in pediatric depression," the FDA's Dr. Thomas
    >Laughren wrote in the memo. "The overall success rate for positive
    >studies... is clearly a concern."
    >
    >rest of article at
    >http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/nation/7949704.htm
     
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  2. Jan

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    >Subject: Re: FDA: Drugging Kids may not work//SURPRISE, SURPRISE (NOT!)
    >From: .Å.S.Å sreffalfelohW .E.B.C ruhtrA riS [email protected]
    >


    >Date: 2/15/2004 11:18 PM Pacific Standard Time
    >Message-id: <%[email protected]>
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    >In article <[email protected]>, Rich Winkel says...


    This thread will get very little discussion, as the *gang* are all for drugging
    kids.

    Most likely you will be called names.

    Thanks for the article.

    Jan

    >>Giving antidepressants to children may not work, FDA says
    >>
    >>By Chris Adams and Alison Young
    >>Knight Ridder Newspapers
    >>
    >>WASHINGTON - As U.S. regulators debate whether a popular class of
    >>antidepressant drugs causes suicidal behavior in children, their review is
    >>also raising questions about whether the drugs are effective.
    >>
    >>The use of antidepressants to treat depression or other conditions, such as
    >>attention-deficit disorder, in children is growing rapidly even though there
    >>are few credible studies showing that they work.
    >>
    >>The drugs under review by the Food and Drug Administration include such
    >>blockbusters as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft as well as other antidepressants.
    >>The drugs are generally approved for treating depression and many other
    >>conditions in adults.
    >>
    >>The FDA-approved uses in children, however, are far more limited. Only
    >>Prozac is approved for major childhood depression and obsessive-compulsive
    >>disorder, and Zoloft and Luvox are approved for obsessive-compulsive
    >>disorder in children.
    >>
    >>Doctors, however, are free to prescribe a drug approved for one condition -
    >>say, depression in adults - to any patient, of any age, for any condition.
    >>
    >>Such off-label prescribing is common. In the treatment of depression, it's
    >>fueled by doctors' belief that if the drugs help adults they should also
    >>help children. Further, insurers often won't pay for psychotherapy for
    >>depressed children but will pay for drug therapy.
    >>
    >>The FDA said that in 2002 nearly 11 million prescriptions for the
    >>antidepressants were written for children, spread among several different
    >>diagnoses including depression, attention-deficit disorder, anxiety and
    >>obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    >>
    >>According to a January FDA memo, drug makers have submitted 15 studies
    >>designed to test the effectiveness of these drugs in treating depression in
    >>children. Three came back positive, two were statistically inconclusive, and
    >>10 were negative.
    >>
    >>"These are sobering findings and certainly raise a question about the
    >>benefits of these drugs in pediatric depression," the FDA's Dr. Thomas
    >>Laughren wrote in the memo. "The overall success rate for positive
    >>studies... is clearly a concern."
    >>
    >>rest of article at
    >>http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/nation/7949704.htm

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  3. Anyone know how to deal with 12year old who tell lies . . . all the time . .
    .. for now apparent reason?
    "Mark Probert-February 17, 2004" <Mark [email protected]>
    wrote in message news:[email protected]
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    > "Jan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > >Subject: Re: FDA: Drugging Kids may not work//SURPRISE, SURPRISE (NOT!)
    > > >From: .Å.S.Å sreffalfelohW .E.B.C ruhtrA riS [email protected]
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    > > >Date: 2/15/2004 11:18 PM Pacific Standard Time
    > > >Message-id: <%[email protected]>
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    > > >In article <[email protected]>, Rich Winkel

    says...
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    > <Snip generic JD riposte>
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