Responses in to black box survey question


Fifty-one percent of respondents to Drug Topics' January 2007 Web site Instant Poll question thought that young adults should be equally warned, along with children and adolescents, of the risk of suicide by including a black box warning in antidepressant labeling. Forty percent thought it was a good precaution to take. Only 5% thought adding a black box warning for adult use would have a chilling effect on prescribing to patients who really need antidepressants, and 4% said it would scare patients away from taking the medications. One percent did not know. A total of 1,277 Web site visitors participated in the survey.

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