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Meta-analysis of venlafaxine: DISCUSSION(4)

Meta-analysis of venlafaxine: DISCUSSION(4)

All of the other meta-analyses focused on studies that directly compared classes of drugs. We used a slightly different approach in that, although we used only RCTs, we combined results within drug classes rather than among classes. The reason for that approach was a lack of comparative studies for the newer class (ie, SNRIs). However, because more drugs in that class are being developed, such as mirtazapine , there may soon be an adequate number of drugs on which to apply alternate meta-analytical techniques.

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