That is bad news, and good news at the same time.
It's no surprise this was going to happen. MAOI's doesn't earn the companies enough money to care. It's still baffling that one of the most effective medications for social phobia and atypical depression might eventually disappear.
Bad news that it just relates to the UK ?
I know re companies earning enough etc but there a tons and tons of generic medications out there that are cheap as chips so baffling why MAOIs would go cos of this.
To be honest its already baffling and negelectful to say the least that so many professionals, paid good money to help people, still think they are dangerous. They are pro's in prescribing drugs for mental illness and so many cant be arsed to get themselves the latest up to date knowledge of the tools of their trade.
Its not a massive number of drugs we are talking about.
And as for doctors, ****! When I first asked for phenelzine I was done, going nowhere but down, and my doctor laughed at me and said no, im not giving you that !!
And if my current doctor who has been with me since I first seeked help, and knows how effective and safe it has been, tells me one more time at an appointment that despite 7 great perfect years on it, that all at the surgery want me really to come of it because its dangerous....I'll think I'll shove her head in front of the screen and google some very easily found evidence of its safety.
'No, its not dangerous in overdose, thats not even written anywhere. No its not dangerous for the heart, thats not even written anywhere. What next, it will make my dick fall off? its not even dangerous for the correct dangers'