October 1, 2012

SSRIs among most-prescribed drugs in 2011 despite birth defect risks

Antidepressant drugs in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were among the most-prescribed drugs in 2011, despite warnings of potentially serious side effects. Celexa and Zoloft topped the list of SSRI antidepressants prescribed, which totaled more than 264 million.

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