“In pursuit of marketing approval” [antidepressants for anxiety]

This is a report in the current BMJ:

Publication bias01

This was the result of the pursuit of the market:

Publication bias02

The US Food and Drug Administration failed to ensure scientific objectivity:

Publication bias03

Robert K Merton would weep at this.



Update, 5th October 2016. The following was published on the 
front page of the Scotsman newspaper: 

"Mental health prescriptions hit ten-year high"

prescriptions-for-mental-health-drugs-10-year-high-nhs-scotland-2016-b

The figures are from the Scottish Government and can be accessed here.

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