Can Antidepressants Cause Birth Defects?

Antidepressants are once again in the news. A number of lawsuits have been filed against Forest Labs, maker of Lexapro, by mothers of babies born with birth defects. Class action lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturer of Paxil, have won consumers awards of billions of dollars in compensation. It has been proven both companies were aware of the dangers their products posed, but concealed the information. The danger posed by Lexapro is well documented. The drug contains chemicals that travel through the placenta, creating the risk of serious complications and even death,…

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