mental health depression and stress Articles
Accutane and Suicide and Depression
Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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Rather than admit that one of their silver bullets, Accutane isotretinoin, which was a goose laying the golden egg for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceuticals and their various Roche associates world-wide to the tune of a billion dollars a year, could make kids kill themselves or ca... Read more
Dear Doctor, Cipro, Avelox and Levaquin Can Make Your Tendons Snap Off
Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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Thats a translation into person speak from a letter I got today from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals that started out with Dear Healthcare Professional and went on to their new black box warning for their antibiotic drugs Avelox moxifloxacin hydrochloride and Cipro ciprofloxacin... Read more
Don’t Count on the Government to Save You From Dangerous Drugs
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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A report by the Food and Drug Administrations FDA outside advisory panel released last Friday stated that the FDA is putting American lives at risk. Not only has there been a shrinking of the budget after adjusting for inflation of 15 over the past 15 years, the poor morale and p... Read more
Time to Die! (Oops! I Mean Time to Quit!)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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I was sitting in my car dealership today waiting to get service on my car and working on my laptop while the television was droning on in front of me. I mean this is one of the rare times when I watch TV without the benefit of Tivo to pause the commercials or otherwise avoid Read more
News You Won’t Find in the NY Times
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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Heres a forgotten chapter from pharmaceutical history. The acne drug, Accutane isotretinoin, manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals, has been associated with hundreds of birth defects. Since 2005 the iPLEDGE program has required that patients, doctors, and pharmacists register and... Read more
Can You Please Put Some Sugar on This Crap?
Saturday, July 30th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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I was reading the NY Times this weekend when I saw a story about a celebrity dermatologist who had a SWAT team descend on her office and arrest her for illegal use of narcotics Percocet. Seems she had been writing prescriptions for the nanny and popping a few each evening to rela... Read more
I’m Still Not Getting Flu Shots
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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Oops I forgot, my employer, Emory University, actually requires me to get a flu shot. So I guess thats not really true. In 2008 I was asked to give a talk at Emory Hospital on Why Im Not Getting a Flu Shot this Year which was based on a chapter in my book that had Read more
Accutane Made Me Do It
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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repost from the original post on beforeyoutakethatpill.com on October 3, 2007 I was interviewed this morning by WLS-TV in Chicago about the case of a man who admitted to killing his dermatologist, claiming that the acne medication Accutane made him do it. I referred to our study ... Read more
If They Don’t Kill Us They Will Drive Us Crazy
Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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Merck joins the rosters of pharmaceutical companies like Hoffmann La Roche that make drugs that, if they dont kill you, at least will drive you crazy. Roche has specialized for years in making drugs with psychiatric side effects like depression and suicidality, including Accutane... Read more
Psychiatric Side Effects of Levaquin
Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
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See me talk about the drug industry and our film The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg at the link below and view our kickstarter campaign here. 6.25.10 Read more
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