mental health Articles
Prozac Took My Child (Guest Post)
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
The following is a guest post. It was sent to me by Stephanie Lynch, the mother of Jake McGill Lynch who, at the age of 14, took a .22 rifle, placed it in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Jake, at the time, was on a course of medication, the controversial selective serotonin re-... Read more
Elizabeth Kenny, Caught in the System
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Every now and again, in life, you stumble across something that is beautiful, sad and, at the same time, profound. Sometimes, you read or hear something that makes you shout out in total agreement, particularly if that something is the very same something that you have been sayin... Read more
GSK Use Delay Tactics on Grieving Widow
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Doncha just love this companyFined 3 billion for committing fraud in the USA, basically promoting drugs to physicians for uses in patients that should never have been prescribed those drugs in the first place.Fined 490 million in China for bribing doctors to prescribe drugs topat... Read more
Antidepressant Suicide Link in the News Again
Monday, April 27th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
First, three short summaries with links to the original sources.COMPLETED SUICIDEAndrew Farrow,48-year-old, of Festival Close, Devizes, UK."A report from his GP stated he had been on anti-depressants for two weeks before he died as ongoing difficulties with his paralysis had made... Read more
Psychiatry Taking the Biscuit
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
I've been itching to blog about this since I first read it earlier today. I thought I'd dip it in some warm tea first, digest it, then indulge myself. Hey, if the pro-antidepressant brigade can take the biscuit then why can't IThe article, penned by Daily Mail Health corresponden... Read more
Anti-gifted Bias, NCLB, Bidding on Goodies for 2e, and More
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by 76Trombones
2e TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, the movie, has won another top festival honor. On Saturday, April 11, the documentary won the award "Audience Choice -- Best Feature" at the Silver Springs International Film Festival. Find out more about the film. NCLB UPDATE 1. The Washington Pos... Read more
Pfizer in Denial About Zoloft Birth Defects
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
So, multi-billion dollar making pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, are in court. They are as expected denying the link between their antidepressant drug, their multi-billion selling blockbuster Zoloft Sertraline and birth defects.Are we surprised at their denial or surprised that Zo... Read more
2 year-old Arianah and GSK's Zofran
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
What is ZofranZofran Ondansetron is the brand name of a drug marketed and manufactured by global pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline. It is used, primarily, for the prevention of nausea and vomiting following surgery and for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.... Read more
Is This The World That We Created?
Sunday, April 5th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
An article in the Wall Street Journal from Feb this year was recently brought to my attention. The article in question reports on how psychiatric drugs are now being given to infants and toddlers in unprecedented numbers. The article refers toan analysis of 2013 IMS Data. the wor... Read more
Almost a Quarter of 'Suicide' Pilots on Psych Drugs
Monday, March 30th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Well, wouldn't you know it.CNBC are running with the headline, 'Germanwings crash prompts overhaul, calls for more mental health checks.' - only thing is, the article does not state who is actually 'calling.' Is it the airlines, is it worried passengers or is it those that work i... Read more
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