mental health Articles
Open Verdict Returned in Prozac Related Death
Saturday, October 17th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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It's not often one comes across a coroner who goes against the grain.It's not often coroners come up against surviving family members armed with knowledge about drugs used to treat apparent mental illnesses.Yesterday, at Dublin Coroners Court,Coroner Dr Brian Farrell ruled agains... Read more
Glaxo's Beef With David Healy
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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I've been watching the proceedings of a current trial in the US. It involves the wife of a man who killed himself shortly after being prescribed Paxil.If you are like me, a bit of a geek when it comes to reading court documents, then you will just love this.It plays out like a Jo... Read more
Mental Media
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Another shooter.Another number of lives lost.Another media frenzy that splits itself with reporting about gun laws andor more calls for a better mental health system.Born and raised in the UK I don't really get why anyone would ever want to own a gun, unless their life was in imm... Read more
Did Seroxat Trigger the Fatal Sierre 2012 Bus Crash?
Monday, October 5th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Sierre, Switzerland, March 2012There were 52 on board, 28 people perished, 22 of them were children.The other 24 pupils, all aged between 10 and 12, were injured, including three who were hospitalized with severe brain and chest injuries.The exact cause of the crash has never bee... Read more
Save The Children Respond Re Partnership with GSK
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Those keeping an eye on the correspondence between myself and global charity, 'Save The Children', will know that I recently fired off an email to them regarding their partnership with GlaxoSmithKline - The email can be read here.Save The Children have now responded in full and I... Read more
GSK Vs Ronnie Biggs
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Two criminals, both British - lets look at their respective rap sheets.Ronnie Biggs19459 Feb Biggs first court appearance at Lambeth Juvenile Court at the age of 15. The charge is stealing a pen refill and eraser of 12d value from a shop display.8 June Second appearance at Lambet... Read more
MHRA: Follow-Up Rate at a Price
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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I've been at loggerheads with the British drug regulator, the MHRA, for many years. I saw a window of opportunity a few years ago when I was finally given the chance to sit with their then CEO, Kent Woods, to discuss the struggles patients were having when trying to withdraw from... Read more
Save The Children
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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Some people ask me why I'm, seemingly, hellbent on causing GlaxoSmithKline grief. I would have thought it was plainly obvious given their sombre history where kids are concerned.The recent RIAT findings that showed clearly how this British pharmaceutical company hid important pat... Read more
GSK: What on Earth Were They Thinking?
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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As the latest outing of GSK's Study 329 simmers and the finger of blame from Glaxo's point of view is aimed at technology, whilst the original authors of the JAACAP article point their fingers in the direction of, well, um, everyone but themselves, I thought I'd take a trip down ... Read more
Seroxat - Project 1059 Laden With Withdrawal Problems
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by BOB FIDDAMAN
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GlaxoSmithKline are defending allegations that it's antidepressant, Seroxat, known as Paxil in the US, causes severe withdrawal reactions when patients have tried to taper of of it. They have settled similar allegations in the US with over 3,000 claimants, all of whom went on to ... Read more
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