Lawsuit Against Pfizer Accuses Drugmaker Of Consumer Fraud

Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of Zoloft is being sued alleging the antidepressant has no more benefit than a placebo Pfizer  describes the lawsuit as “frivolous” telling Associated Press that  clinical studies and the experience of millions of patients and their  doctors over two decades prove Zoloft is effective. Zoloft was  approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1991, and was  deemed safe after 20 clinical studies were reviewed … Continue Reading →


Zoloft Label Revision 02-06-2013

Zoloft is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) for oral administration. As of February 6th 2013, Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) has a label revision that states: Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of ZOLOFT or any other antidepressant in a child, … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft Important Safety Information

Indications for ZOLOFT “ZOLOFT is approved by the FDA to treat in adults Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and Social Anxiety Disorder. It is also approved to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years.” Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs “Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft

Zoloft (Sertraline) is an antidepressant known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor) Zoloft is prescribed to treat a number of medical issues including:  Depression – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Panic Attacks – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  & Social Anxiety Disorder.    Zoloft works by increasing the amounts of serotonin in the brain to help maintain mental balance.  Although, in some children, teenagers and young adults – 24 years old … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft (Sertraline) Birth Defects

Zoloft & Birth Defects—You Have Legal Recourse Zoloft, the widely prescribed antidepressant manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., is one of several prescriptions know as “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors” or SSRIs. Scientific studies have shown that these antidepressants greatly increase the risk of birth defects when taken by pregnant women. If you or someone you love has been harmed by Zoloft, we can help. It can be confusing…. As recent as 2007 newspapers … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →


Research Connected to Drug Companies Examined

Over the past twenty years studies regarding the connection between breast and ovarian cancers and antidepressants have generally provided mixed results.   Now, a study of the studies calls into question the motives of researchers.  “Studies that seemed to absolve the drugs of blame were carried out by researchers with close ties to the pharmaceutical industry.” Dr. Lisa Cosgrove of Harvard University led the examination of past studies and their researchers. … Continue Reading →


Brain Injury Mistaken for Depression

Canada’s The Telegram is running a six part series on the brain. In part one, Dr. Hugh Mirolo says that adults are often misdiagnosed with depression and given antidepressants like Zoloft, when in fact what their real problem is brain injury. “Apathy and sleep disorder in brain injury are two things that look like garden-variety depression, but they aren’t and they don’t respond to antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil,” … Continue Reading →