“Study Gives Prozac to Fetuses With Down Syndrome”

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“A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning,” according to NBC news. “Mothers pregnant with Down syndrome babies will take Prozac about 18 to 20 weeks into their pregnancy. The child will continue to take Prozac until the age of 2.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. http://projects.propublica.org/d4d-archive/search?term=CAROL+TAMMINGA

    Carol A. Tamminga, M.D., has received research support from Sunovion and travel funds from Autiphony Therapeutics and has served as a consultant for Astellas, Eli Lilly, Kaye Scholer LLC for Pfizer, and Lundbeck. http://www.psychsearch.net/american-journal-of-psychiatry/

    All I know is Eli Lilly has a track record of sociopathic behavior. “A small price to pay for the molecule” http://www.google.com/search?q=Zyprexa+scandal

    Patients who suffered withdrawal symptoms like debilitating brain zaps are filing claims against Eli Lilly, Cymbalta’s manufacturer. … Withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, tunnel vision and brain zaps ¬– shock-like sensations in the brain that come with terrible nausea and … deceived the public by saying only 1 percent of users experienced withdrawal symptoms.

    If history is a teacher then its foolish to trust anything from the mouth of Eli Lilly, maker of Prozac.

    Why would it be different this time ??

  2. Why in the world would you give something that causes damage and problems to the brain to individuals who already have issues? And they are claiming that it is rare for Prozac to cause birth defects~!!!!!! This is unbelievable to say the least. Or, I guess I should say that it’s absolutely believable when you realize that this is most likely being pushed by the drug company that makes Prozac in the first place. I can’t say for sure what their thinking is concerning this but it’s almost like, oh well, these fetuses are damaged anyway so what’s the big deal if this damages them even more. This is just stupid.

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