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Pharmacoeconomic Studies of Antidepressants: Take with a Grain of Salt

KEY POINT

Published analyses of the pharmacoeconomics of antidepressant medications show clear associations between the sponsorship of studies and their quantitative outcomes, according to an article in a recent issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

SOURCES

Baker CB et al. Quantitative analysis of sponsorship bias in economic studies of antidepressants. Br J Psychiatry. 2003;183:498–506.