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Sunday, August 08, 2004

Prozac Found In UK Water Supply

The Guardian: Stay calm everyone, there's Prozac in the drinking water


It should make us happy, but environmentalists are deeply alarmed: Prozac, the anti-depression drug, is being taken in such large quantities that it can now be found in Britain's drinking water.

The discovery raises fresh fears that GPs are overprescribing Prozac, Britain's antidepressant of choice. In the decade up to 2001, overall prescriptions of antidepressants rose from nine million to 24 million a year.

However, the precise quantity of Prozac in the nation's water supplies remains unknown. The government's Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) said Prozac was likely to be found in a considerably 'watered down' form that was unlikely to pose a health risk.


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badly dubbed boy

If there's prozac in the UK's drinking water, how come no-one will give me any ?!

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