FDA Rejects Scientology Warnings About Prozac, But Public Isn't - 1991-08-02
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Church of Scientology's campaign against the antidepressant Prozac was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration, but flat sales for the drug show the public is heeding the warnings.
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 warnings 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.