‘We have no juridiction’ to stop kids from committing suicide because of anti-depressants: Health Canada

Powerful antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs approved only for use in adults are suspected of harming — in some cases killing — Canadian children.

Though Health Canada and the drug makers acknowledge the drugs are not approved for use in anyone under 18, doctors — often general practitioners with little psychiatric training — are prescribing these medications with little oversight.

Health Canada told the Star it has no jurisdiction to deal with the problem.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/12/08/adult_antidepressants_suspected_in_suicides_of_canadian_kids.html

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