– The United States accused Forest Laboratories Inc of inappropriately marketing the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for children and paying kickbacks like spa visits to pediatricians who prescribed the drugs, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Prosecutors said the antidepressant Celexa was no more effective than a placebo when taken by children or teenagers, and, in fact, more patients taking Celexa reported suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide. (read the rest here) emphasis mine
This, is hardly surprising stuff unfortunately, but it’s always nice when it gets uncovered so blatantly for all to see because, again unfortunately, this sort of thing does surprise way too many people.
via: Furious Seasons You can read more details there.
UPDATE: more here today