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How Prozac entered the lexicon

How Prozac entered the lexicon

Twenty-five years after Prozac was introduced, the name has entered the cultural lexicon and helped define how people think of mental illness. Back in the 1990s Prozac achieved what few prescription drugs ever do. It was trendy. The drug found fame among laymen, fuelled in part by Elizabeth Wurtzel's bestselling book Prozac Nation. Now it is part of the everyday lexicon.