Lundbeck; Judge, Jury and executioner

Wiki: Justice is a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, or equity, along with the punishment of the breach of said ethics; justice is the act of being just and/or fair.

What’s just or fair about this; Last year it was reported that psychiatrists in Florida who were entrusted with diagnosing and prescribing drugs for wayward children, had taken huge speaker fees from drug makers.

The psychiatrists were hired by a state juvenile justice system. These supposedly wayward children were plied with heavy doses of powerful medications. Given that these drugs come with a black-box warning in America due to the risk of suicide accompanying these same drugs, it would make you wonder what kind of people are currently involved in American’s judicial system.

It was also reported this week that CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are now partnering with Lundbeck, another drug company who happen to manufacture antidepressant drugs. Who made this decision and who thought this was a good idea?

Casa are supposed to work as advocates for abused and neglected children. These children would be of a similar age to other children that have caused Lundbeck and Forest Labs to be hauled through the courts numerous times. This was because their drugs Cipramil/Celexa and Lexapro/Cipralex have been found to have caused hundreds of suicides and violent deaths, as in the case of Mr Ian Fox. Most of these cases have been settled out of court, thereby allowing the evidence to remain confidential. What’s the price of a life to Lundbeck?

It’s bad enough that Lundbeck have Irish Psychiatrists in their pockets, are behind Irish depression sites and are sponsoring Irish sports events but allowing this company to target vulnerable children in the Justice system is going too far. These same children could be hauled before future courts as a direct result of the aggression that also accompanies Celexa/Lexapro. Lundbeck goal: to pilot a programme to be used by the other 1,000 CASA programmes across the nation.

Considering Lundbeck are currently being investigated by the European Commission, would it not make more sense to wait until the outcome of this investigation before this company is allowed anywhere near the Judicial system? It goes without saying that Lundbeck should not be allowed to have access to vulnerable children; What’s the plan? Hand-out some sample packs of suicidal Celexa or law-less Lexapro maybe?

Message to Lundbeck; Leave these kids alone, they have enough to contend with.

There are 1,161 suicides listed as an adverse side-effect of Citalopram on the RxISK.org website. There are 5,304 deaths listed as a side-effect of Lexapro on the same website.


2 thoughts on “Lundbeck; Judge, Jury and executioner

  1. It is indeed horrifying news that CASA is to partner with Lundbeck…It was a CASA worker that made all the difference, and helped me rescue my son. I will be forever grateful for that.

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    1. Hi Becky,
      Yes it is such a shame that they have allowed themselves to be associated with a drug company who has already been found guilty of pushing SSRI’s on children. CASA seem to be a really great organisation and the workers are volunteering their services. It looks like they do a lot of great work and probably needed the funding. Allowing CASA to be involved with Lundbeck just undermines what good they do though. PIty!
      Leonie

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