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By Clare Masters
July 09, 2007 12:00am
HUNDREDS of Australians have died and thousands more suffered gruesome side effects after taking anti-psychotic medications, official figures have revealed.
Data from the nation’s drug watchdog the Therapeutic Goods Administration shows 9532 adverse reports involving anti-psychotics in the past 15 years, including 399 deaths.
Of those adverse reports 390 involved children and teenagers, with some of the official papers reporting side effects like face twisting and massive weight gain, while others showed life-threatening reactions such as heart problems.
A TGA spokeswoman yesterday confirmed the data.