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Antidepressant Scripts Up 16 Million Over 3-Year Period
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THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) — Between 2002 and 2005, the number of prescriptions filled for antidepressant drugs increased from 154 million to 170 million, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. government.
The analysis, by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, of antidepressant prescriptions (not including refills) written after doctors talked with patients in-person or over the phone found that in 2005:
The data used in the summary are from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey of health services used by Americans.
— Robert Preidt
SOURCE: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, news release, July 24, 2008
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