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'Prozac is overprescribed,' says one of the drug's fathers

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One of the creators of Prozac has described his unease about the way the drug, and other anti-depressants of its type, are currently being prescribed for such a variety of comparatively mild symptoms.

Dr David Wong, a young researcher who was studying serotonin re-uptake in the 1970’s, is seen by many as one of the key people in the development of the blockbuster happiness pill. He talks to Will Self as Radio 4 marks 25 years since the drug’s launch in The Prozac Economy.

Available since: Tue 9 Apr 2013

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The Prozac Economy

Marking the 25th birthday of Prozac, Will Self asks if the drug has helped or harmed us.

First broadcast: 09 Apr 2013

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