FDA Rejects Scientology Claims, But Public Isn't - 1991-08-02
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Food and Drug Administration rejected the Church of Scientology's campaign against the antidepressant Prozac, but flat sales growth for the drug show the public is listening to the claims.
The drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Co., as well as mental health groups and drug industry analysts say there's no question sales have suffered from claims that Prozac causes violent behavior and suicidal thoughts among its users.
"Some people have indeed quit taking it. Other people have pressured their relatives to stop taking it," said Edward West, spokesman for Indianapolis- based Lilly.