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Modeling of the Temporal Patterns of Fluoxetine Prescriptions and Suicide Rates in the United States

  • Michael S Milane,

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Marc A Suchard,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Ma-Li Wong,

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Julio Licinio mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: licinio@miami.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: June 13, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030190

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Disclosure of financial ties

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:55 GMT

Author: Julio Licinio
Position: Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry
Institution: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
E-mail: licinio@miami.edu
Submitted Date: June 14, 2006
Published Date: June 14, 2006
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

The work reported in this article was done in the absence of any conflict of interest or pharmaceutical industry support. After the paper was submitted for publication in PLoS Medicine, I accepted to consult with Eli Lilly the manufacturer of fluoxetine. This has been a minor, occasional role, with very limited compensation. Such a relationship did not exist or was planned when the work was done and the article was written and submitted and it is being disclosed here in the interests of transparency.
Sincerely,
Julio Licinio

No competing interests declared.