Lundbeck are currently recruiting for a trial for Escitalopram, brand names Cipralex/Lexapro on kids 13 to 18 years …Link.
I can tell you, my son is dead from cipramil. I can tell you he killed another young man from the effects of 17 days on cipramil. I can tell you I have cried bucket loads of tears in the last two years but I can also tell you that I cried my eyes out today when I came across this recruitment for a lundbeck drug trial on children.
How many kids will die in this trial? How many deaths will lundbeck blame on the pre-existing condition? How many parents will be left in the same situation because lundbeck want to make billions getting this drug licenced for under 18’s? This drug has already been shown to be inneffective in children! It has also been shown to cause suicide!
This trial has been sponsored by the “University of Ottawa” Ontario, Canada. University of Ottowa, you are a disgrace! How much are you being paid to experiment on children with a drug which is known to cause suicide in children?
Is this university not aware of the “Renowned Psychiatry Professor” Dr. Anne-Liis von Knorring, who helped lundbeck and Forest Labs Cover up Bad Results of citalopram in Children? It was a case about bribery, illegal marketing and cover-up of a drug trial with negative results. She not only helped the company to cover up the bad results of her clinical trial of Celexa, she also actively misled doctors and the public about it and hid the fact that this drug could cause children to become suicidal… Reported by Janne Larrson.
Anne-Liis von Knorring was involved in falsifying and distorting statistics and data in a study on Cipramil. The study showed that the pill was ineffective and very harmful and even deadly to children, but von Knorring’s greed couldn’t have that. The pharmaceutical company Lundbeck payed von Knorring to falsify the statistics of the Cipramil study, and Forest Labs paid psychiatrists in the United States to promote Cipramil for children, and based its multi-billion dollar sales on the corrupted study that instead falsely showed that Cipramil was safe and effective for children. Link.
Forest labs is a partner to the European company Lundbeck and markets its antidepressants Celexa (Cipramil in Europe) and escitalopram (Lexapro) in the United States (basically two versions of the same drug). Top Forest executives were aware of the results but didn’t reveal the negative result for several years, long after they had made a fortune peddling celexa off-label.
Lundbeck were found, by the drug industry’s watchdog, to have breached the UK industry code of practice, due to the way it advertised escitalopram, because citalopram and escitalopram were basically the same product!
Even the Irish Medicines Board have a warning with these drugs for under 18’s.
The picture above, by the way, is taken from page 24 of a Review of Suicide in Cumbria…Link.
Conflicting interests anyone?
Principal Investigator in this trial is Martine Flament, MD, who along with Dr.Blier, both from the University of Ottawa, wrote “Specificities of treatment in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder” and concluded that, regarding the use of ssri’s in children and adolescents with OCD, there is no evidence for an increase in suicide or related behaviors.
The Cape Town Consensus Group is a group of 14 leading experts with specific experience and long-term interested in OCD, and was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Lundbeck. Among the 14 members are Martine F. Flament, MD, and Pierre Blier, MD, PhD, Canada.