New Study Confirms Autism SSRI Link

Although SSRIs assist in improving depressive symptoms, they’re associated with a wide range of side effects, including several birth defects. Past studies have found a link between autism and SSRI exposure in the womb, with another recently finding a similar correlation. Published in Pediatrics on April 14, the study revealed that boys with autism are…

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Sometimes…

By Chick Pritchard When we use drugs prescribed by doctors, we take for granted that they will help us get over an illness or improve some negative medical condition which we are experiencing. Sometimes though, prescribed medicines which we take to make us better have serious negative side effects. You need to know what these…

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Danish Study Shows Correlation Between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Valproate Usage

Reported in a July 2013 Everyday Health article, a study performed by the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark found correlation between valproate use and increased risks of autism. Researchers followed 655,615 women and their children born from 1996 to 2006, observing the group for potential signs of autism and triggers. Data from national registries revealed…

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FDA Targeted Online Pharmacies in Dangerous Drugs Crackdown

From June 18 to June 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unrolled International Operation Pangea VI, an effort as part of the 6th annual International Internet Week of Action that targeted illegal online pharmacies. In conjunction with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the FDA targeted 9,600 websites carrying and selling unapproved and dangerous…

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