A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has concluded that 69 percent of individuals taking anti-depressants, such as Zoloft, Lexapro, and Prozac, are not clinically depressed. The individuals were found to be suffering from normal sadness and grief associated with the loss of a loved one.
Sales of anti-depressants have gone up by 400% from 1988 to 2005. In 2010, it was estimated that 23.3 million Americans were using anti-depressants, about one in 10 Americans, which is up from 11.2 million in 1998.
Popping pills to boost moods and feel better has become a common addiction. A Harvard study conducted a few years ago came to an obvious conclusion: Americans are addicted to anti-depressants. Although nearly two-thirds of individuals taking these drugs are not depressed, doctors continue to prescribe them in mass quantities when natural remedies may work just as well.
Pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, heavily advertise their version of anti-depressant, such as Zoloft, on primetime TV. Further, 70 percent of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) psychiatrists have financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies. The combination of anti-depressant marketing and pharmaceutical companies paying off doctors to prescribe the drugs has led to a massively over-medicated population.
Side Effects of Zoloft
While the pharmaceutical companies are lining their pockets, millions of Zoloft users are experiencing severe side effects including:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Sexual dysfunction
- Abnormal bleeding
- Spontaneous abortion
- Cardiovascular malformation
- Infant withdrawal and distress
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
- Fetal brain damage
- Fetal death
Do not stop taking any medications until you consult with your doctor.
Zoloft is the second most prescribed drug in the United States. Pfizer has even marketed this drug to pregnant women whose babies are being born with severe birth defects. Many of these babies require multiple surgeries and a lifetime of medical care.
Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits
Parents all over the United States are filing hundreds of Zoloft birth defect lawsuits, claiming that the drug was illegally marketed to pregnant women. In fact, 250 lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania federal court alone. These parents are seeking compensation for the immeasurable pain and suffering, numerous doctors’ appointments, and multiple surgeries they and their children have suffered through due to the greed of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. You have a right to join in this fight against large pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, who put money over the lives of their consumers.
If you took Zoloft while pregnant and your child suffered a birth defect or other side effect, contact a St. Louis Zoloft lawyer to discuss your case at 855-552-2337. We are help to help Zoloft users across all 50 states. All consultations are free and there is no fee unless we win your case. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case with Christopher Dixon, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
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