The pushers strike back

Doctors urged patients to keep taking their anti-depressants Wednesday despite a scientific study showing that the drugs are little more effective than placebos in treating depression. Doctors are warning their patients not to suddenly stop taking the medication prescribed to them…. Louis Appleby, national clinical director for Mental Health, told the Press Association: “New exculpatory whitewashingguidance on the treatment of depression will be issued by Nice [the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence] later in the year, and this new study will be buried under technical jargonconsidered as the excuses areguidance is prepared.

In other news, 10 out of 10 doctors surveyed indicated that they would like to continue to be compensated in return for the service they provide in waving a dead chicken over their patients.