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[e-drug] Independent Drug & Healthcare Newsletter for January 2015

E-DRUG: Independent Drug & Healthcare Newsletter for January 2015

Newsletter, January 2015

N° 156 January 2015
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In Prescrire's Spotlight this month

Semen abnormalities with SSRI antidepressants
FEATURED REVIEW  Several studies have found altered semen parameters after 
exposure to SSRI antidepressants. Although the role of SSRIs is uncertain, it 
is justified to take into account the observed effects on sperm quality and to 
inform exposed patients.
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In the January issue of Prescrire International: 
Strontium still authorised despite an unfavourable opinion of the European 
pharmacovigilance committee

Strontium ranelate (Protelos° - Servier), a drug authorised in the European 
Union for severe osteoporosis, has at best only modest efficacy in secondary 
prevention of vertebral fractures. In stark contrast, it carries a risk of 
disproportionate adverse effects.
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