Pharmalot is reporting today that a famous study on the relationship between the use of anti-depressants and suicide has been recalled by the authors. Go here for the details.
Eight years ago, the FDA decided to require Black Box warnings on labeling for anti-depressants for teenagers and children. Critics of that decision, have apparently used as support a 2010 paper which reviewed data on the toxicological detection of antidepressants in nearly 19,000 suicides in Sweden between 1992 and 2003 that were linked to registers of psychiatric hospitalization. As Pharmalot reports today, however, now the paper has been retracted by the authors due to “unintentional errors in the analysis of the data presented.”