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Statin concerns stop stroke survivors taking meds

Negative media coverage of the side-effects associated with taking statins, and patients’ own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for stopping taking potentially life-saving drugs, according to new research published in BMJ Open.

Most antidepressants ineffective for children and teens

Most available antidepressants are ineffective, and some may be unsafe, for children and teenagers with major depression, according to the most comprehensive comparison of commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs so far, published in The Lancet.