Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6996.57 (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:57
  1. Susan S Jick,
  2. Hershel Jick
  1. Assistant professor of public health Associate professor of medicine Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University Medical Center, 11 Muzzey Street, Lexington, MA 02173, USA

    EDITOR,--Our study was a descriptive study providing estimates of the risk of fatal suicide specific to certain antidepressant drugs. There was no a priori hypothesis that the results would reflect either inefficacy or an adverse reaction to these drugs.

    Secondly, …

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