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Do selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors cause suicide?:Antidepressant prescribing to children and adolescents by GPs has fallen since CSM advice

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1151 (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1151
  1. Macey L Murray, research fellow in paediatric drug safety ([email protected]),
  2. Ian C K Wong, director,
  3. Mary Thompson, manager
  1. Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, the School of Pharmacy, University of London, WC1N 1AX, and the Institute of Child Health, University College London, WC1N 1EH
  2. Disease Analyzer Centre of Excellence, IMS Health, Pinner HA5 5HQ

    EDITOR—The decline in routine prescribing of antidepressants in children and adolescents expected by Cipriani et al has already started.1 We analysed antidepressant prescribing by general practitioners between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2004 using the IMS Disease Analyzer-Mediplus database to examine the effects of the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines' advice on antidepressant …

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