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My husband’s deaf, not dumb

Tony going deafWhat is it with my family and doctors? Admittedly I have a deep distrust of the medical profession following Shane’s death and my family and I would have to be at death’s door before consulting a doctor. I can’t say I dislike doctors as I think they usually mean well, I assume they don’t get up in the morning and think “who will I harm today?”.

Yesterday I sent the poor long-suffering husband off to see the doctor. He was driving us all demented with his dodgy ears; he was becoming as deaf as a post ye see. Surely that’s grounds for divorce? Most mornings we ALL awakened at 6am to the sound of his alarm shrieking continuously, while he slept like a baby. I think he was beginning to enjoy the benefits of oblivion. We on the other hand might as well have been taking to the wall. 

Although I have a deep distrust of doctors, I knew that they couldn’t do much harm just having a look at his ears. In fairness to the doctor, he did a great job with the husband’s ears, using some newfangled contraption. He was very thorough and also took his blood pressure, which was fine. The doctor then gave him a clean bill of health but understandably said he should give up smoking. The bold husband agreed, having absolutely no intention as he’s totally addicted to nicotine. That’s when the doctor recommended this ‘new’ drug – Chantix (aka Varenicline). Coincidentally David Healy had written a blog on Chantix yesterday here.

Well Tony (the poor husband) of course was well aware of the dangers of this particular drug and said an emphatic NO! The doctor looked bemused and said, and I quote – ‘but this is a new wonder drug’. Tony told him that he would be very concerned about the side effects of chantix whereupon the doctor said “no, no this is only a new drug, it’s a good drug and less risky than the patches”. Needless to say he left without the prescription, having muttered something about informed consent and probably had a smoke outside to calm his nerves.

Chantix come with a range of warnings, including heart risks, suicide and violence, which this doctor clearly knew nothing about. Even the pharma funded Irish Medicines Board recommend:

Patients should be advised of the possibility of psychiatric adverse effects when taking varenicline and to contact their doctor immediately if they develop suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Patients should be closely monitored during use of varenicline and it should be discontinued immediately if agitation, depressed mood, or changes in behaviour are observed that are of concern for the doctor, patient, family, or caregiver”.

The strange thing is that he only went in with a blocked ear and if he wasn’t aware of the dangers, would have left with a prescription for a drug that potentially could have killed him.

Tony was frogmarched back down to the practice with a RxISK report and this PLOS ONE study showing that Chantix has the worst record for iatrogenic violence. He’s waiting for a call back as the doctor was busy when he went back. I’m not mentioning names as we’ll be barred from every practice from here to County Cork. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be funny. I’m just glad my husband was only deaf, not blind or stupid. The doc on the other hand… 

IMB Warning

FDA Chantix warning 

Fatality Reports on Chantix

 

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Government apologises to SSRI victims – not yet!

Louise O'Keefe
Louise O’Keefe

This week our Taoiseach Enda Kenny personally apologised to Louise O’Keeffe following the European Court of Human Right’s decision in O’Keeffe v Ireland – that Ireland had violated Article 3 and 13 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Louise had suffered abuse while in National school at the hands of a paedophile teacher. For years the Irish Government had denied responsibility.

RTE News: “Ms O’Keeffe said she did not look for an apology for herself, but for all of the victims of abuse in schools because there are many who have not come forward. ‘I am simply one of hundreds and an apology is for everyone because I wasn’t alone,’ she said. She called on Mr Kenny to now work quickly to bring in legislation to protect school children. Ms O’Keeffe said that had she received an apology 15 years ago, she would not have been forced to bring her case to the ECHR. She said she did not understand why the State had fought her case. “I was an eight-year-old child, abused, a complaint had been made. It wasn’t acted on. If it had been acted on, well, I’d have had a safe childhood. Wrong was done. I think hands should have been held up,” she said. 

The apology is a long time coming for Louise O’Keefe and offered after the ECtHR’s decision, not before. Decision here.

Then there is the HSE apology.

Roisin and Mark Malloy
Roisin and Mark Malloy

Two days ago the Health Service Executive apologised over the deaths of 4 babies in Portlaoise Hospital. Again the ‘unequivocal’ apology came just before a ‘Prime Time’ documentary was aired which exposed the hospital’s shortcomings. A report into a baby’s death in 2008 found numerous failings in the care provided by the hospital to both the mother and her baby – including failing to recognise that the baby was in distress and inappropriate use of a drug used to increase contractions. Following this report numerous recommendations were made to improve safety, yet more babies later died in similar circumstances and once again failings in their care were found.

Again the apology was a long time coming, and again only after the issue was highlighted outside of our ‘caring’ Government.

Apology for SSRI victims

Shane
Shane

Where is the apology for all the people who have been maimed and killed by SSRI drugs? Where is the apology for the baby in the Irish Medicines Board database who died as a result of the mother’s Citalopram use? What of the baby born with a birth defect, also as a result of his/her mother’s Citalopram use? Where is the apology for my son, who died as a result of Citalopram use? Where is the apology for all the parents, children and victims of SSRI antidepressant-induced injury and death?

It’s a long time coming – but we can wait!

Usually when the issue of SSRI-induced death is broached, we are met with – oh but these drugs help many and have saved so many lives. BULLSHIT! Bully for them! Do all teacher abuse children? Did Portlaoise Hospital kill all the babies in their care? No, but it’s okay to kill our children in order that some ‘might feel’ they were saved?

According to Professor Healy, “there are 20 more Irish suicides per year than there would have been and 20 extra Irish cases of violence per year that can be linked back to antidepressants.” So given that the SSRI antidepressants have been on the market for 20 years; that’s 800 extra cases of suicide and violence caused by antidepressants in this country alone.

1 in 10 pregnant Irish women are on antidepressants, leading to about 40 extra babies with significant birth defects and 200 extra miscarriages each year. So going on similar prescribing, in the last 20 years, antidepressants have caused birth defects in 800 Irish babies and 4000 miscarriages.

It’s a long time coming!

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/taoiseach-to-bring-in-new-child-protection-laws-in-weeks-after-louise-okeeffe-apology-29969639.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hse-apologises-over-deaths-of-babies-in-portlaoise-1.1674165

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The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Influence in Irish Politics and Medicine.

Enda and James

The pharmaceutical industry has a long and tangled involvement within Irish politics. Besides politics, our medical ‘experts’ have built up their training and expertise while simultaneously having a fundamental collegial relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Pharma politics may not be news to Americans, Latvians or our British neighbours – but as Ireland is my Country of birth, I claim poetic licence in focusing on my specific geographical area. Corruption within this industry has been widely publicised elsewhere but there seems to be a reticence within the Irish media to report on pharma wrongdoing or the objectivity of the psychiatric expert. My son, a young Irishman, died under the influence of 17 days of Citalopram (an SSRI antidepressant) – manufactured by Lundbeck, prescribed by a doctor, licensed by the Irish Medicine’s Board (henceforth IMB) and protected by the Irish College of Psychiatry (henceforth the College).

Despite much evidence to the contrary, our health Minister James Reilly has been quoted in the media as saying that “SSRIs aren’t addictive and treat depression effectively”. He also denied that GPs are systematically over-prescribing SSRIs.[1] He subsequently managed to ignore two medical experts (David Healy and Declan Gilsenan) who gave testimony in Leinster House that antidepressants were the leading cause of death within the mental health field and were in fact causing hundreds of Irish deaths each year. According to the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association there are approximately 120 pharmaceutical companies that have plants in Ireland – including 9 of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.[2]

Last year the Irish Times reported that the Irish Government ‘came under pressure’ from the larger pharmaceutical firms over the Health Service Executives’ (HSE) decision not to approve new drugs for payment. There was an implied threat that this could ‘have implications for 25,000 jobs and future investment’ – so not surprisingly Enda Kenny and James Reilly backed down. The Times further reported that both had meetings with Abbott Laboratories and Eli Lilly, and further that Enda Kenny attended Eli Lilly’s board dinner at the Old Kinsale golf club in 2011. It is submitted that this relationship is much too close for comfort and therefore not conducive to having the Nation’s best interests at heart. Backing down under pressure from a bullying industry is never a good move, particularly when as a Nation we naturally assume that our Government is in control.

According to Dr David Healy who is regarded as the world leading expert on prescription drugs, antidepressants double the risk of suicide and violence, particularly upon starting, discontinuing and dosage change (up or down). He further stated that “antidepressants now come with black box warnings of suicide and in some jurisdictions such as Canada they come with warnings of violence also. Exactly the same mechanisms that lead to suicides lead to violence. In one case you have violence directed inward and in the other directed outwards. These mechanisms are akathisia, emotional blunting and psychosis.”[3]

The name ‘antidepressant’ itself is pure marketing genius by the pharmaceutical industry. Who would believe that these so-called magic pills can cause death, sometimes self-inflicted and extremely violent? In protecting the medical model, referring to antidepressant-induced suicide, the College stated “Anecdotal cases of suicide sometimes mistakenly attribute these tragic events to the treatment rather than the illness itself”.[4] This is a vastly differing stance compared to the IMB, the European Medicine’s Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The American regulator FDA slapped a black-box warning on all antidepressants, informing consumers of the increased risk of suicide.[5] The EMA followed suit requiring labelling changes to all antidepressants, again informing consumers of the increased risk of drug-induced suicidality.[6] The IMB is pretty limited in its capacity of protector of Irish citizens, deferring largely to the EMA. Interestingly, the IMB is almost fully funded by the pharmaceutical industry, so the public protector is funded by the very industry that it is supposed to be protecting the Irish people from. It should be noted that peter gøtzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen recently stated that the IMB banned GlaxoSmithKline from claiming that Paroxetine (Seroxat/Paxil) corrects a chemical imbalance.[7] That depression is caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ is a pharma invention used as a tool to sell antidepressant drugs. That the IMB made an executive decision and actually suppressed GSK or any other pharmaceutical company is the exception rather than the rule.

We don’t have to look too far to see Governmental and pharma influence within the medical industry. The ‘Sherif Sultan Saga’ is a prime example of the bullying and intimidation of a medical professional. Mr Sultan is a consultant in Galway who received an official warning and a gag order from the HSE for speaking out on the dangers of taking statin drugs.[8] This followed the publication of his paper ‘The ugly side of Statins’.[9] Mr Sultan said what David Healy has been saying for a long time, that he and his colleagues “are fed up with trial of organizations to cover up truth about the ugly side of statin because of invested interest and commercial sponsorship.” He also stated that “We are observing the revealing of the ‘utmost medical tragedy’ of all times. It is extraordinary that the healthcare industry has inadvertently induced life-threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people.”

Similar to the attempt at suppressing Sherif Sultan, the psychiatric Professors Patricia Casey, University College Dublin, and Ted Dinan, University College Cork, involved themselves not only in my son’s inquest but also with others where antidepressants were implicated. Both had long links to the same pharmaceutical companies who manufactured the implicated drug and both without exception defended the drugs, instead blaming the supposed underlying ‘illnesses’.[10] Both these professors are supposed experts in the psychiatric field and both fiercely defend antidepressants.[11] It is submitted that the objectivity of the expert opinion is paramount, particularly where the law is concerned. As the coronial system is the only Court of law where a deceased’s family can get answers, in cases of drug-induced death, bias or even a perception of bias should automatically render these ‘experts’ excluded from the legal process.

The health of the Irish nation will never be of utmost importance while our medical professionals, the IMB and the Irish Government have a vested interest in upholding the existing ‘pharma funded’ regime. While it seems my son was just a number in the collateral damage of the latter – I urge you to protect your family, start asking questions and stop trusting these dubious so-called professionals.


[7] Peter Gøtzsche ‘Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime’ P. 199

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Ireland’s continuing abuse of children.

Help meAn article yesterday in the Irish Times regarding asylums in Ireland makes for very disturbing reading.

Dr Damien Brennan of Trinity College Dublin has recently launched a book detailing Ireland’s ‘mental health’ structure, then and now; Irish Insanity: 1800-2000 .

Dr Brennan worked as a mental health nurse in St Loman’s, Grangegorman and Portrane. He said “there was a harshness and dehumanising aspect that was very much like the Magdalene laundry.” 

Here’s a couple of the more disturbing facts in this article:

(1) Medical professionals and local communities protecting their economic interests played a major role in the incarceration of tens of thousands of people in (Irish) asylums.

(2) Point 1 above- can’t be blamed on the church; it was a State-run project. We did it as communities, as societies.

(3) Ireland in the 1950s had the world’s highest rate of mental hospital residency.

(4) Point 3 above – had little to do with the mental state of the admitted individuals. Rather, it was driven by factors such as law, economics and vested interests, including the creation of a medical treatment hierarchy that continues today.

(5) The staff had a stake in this. The medics and nurses had their professional interests in this. Economically, it became very important.

And the most disturbing points:

(6) One definite factor he said was the “medical takeover of hospitals” in the mid-19th century. “Medics gained control of inspections, directors and clinical positions and that maintains today – even post Vision for Change.”

(7) “I would be concerned about new markets of diagnosis being opened up, for example, the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. You find schools will get resources where it is diagnosed, and that’s a poor dynamic. It reminds me of the mental hospital system expanding as a business, on the basis of continued diagnosis.”

(8) “The current State policy on mental healthcare was written by an expert group comprising two service users, a chairperson and 15 members of professional bodies. Vision for Change gave them an opportunity to write their job descriptions in the post-institutional phase.” and further “The fact that we go to these professional groups, myself included, as the initial point of contact – I’m not sure how useful that is.”

So this could never happen in 2013, right? Wrong, and we are allowing it to continue; yes – you, me and every Irish citizen who sit back and allow these so-called professionals to incarcerate a young (16 year old) girl against her will and medicate her to the point of incapacity against her mother’s wishes. This case is on-going in High Court proceedings – The Mother v HSE Psychiatrists (author’s case name). Where is this young girl’s human rights. What human rights does the mother have in protecting her child? None it seems! We are allowing these so-called HSE professionals to violate this young girl’s body with harmful and life-threatening dangerous drugs. She was never in danger of hurting herself (or anyone else for that matter). For a insight into which dangerous drugs this girl was prescribed, see my previous post here.

The dubious actions by the HSE using an ex-parte procedure was described by the High Court Judge as “a very frail procedure, putting it at its mildest.” Let us not forget that this is a test-case and will set a precedent for every mother or parent who seeks help for their child in a HSE run institute. I do hope that this girl will not end up as another statistic in the next report on HSE deaths.

In July (Irish Times) the mother told Justice George Birmingham (in the High Court) that “her daughter walks like a 70-year-old woman since anti-psychotic drugs were administered to her”. She said her daughter was hunched over, her arms were stiff at her side and she was shuffling along when she visited her.

Last Thursday (24th October) the case came up again. Justice Birmingham said that all the existing orders, including those allowing the use of anti-psychotic drugs, should be continued (Irish Times). He said he would hear the matter again on December 5th.

This week our ‘Minister for Justice’ Alan Shatter has ordered an independent report into two cases where Roma children were removed from their parents by the gardai (over doubts about their parentage) and rightly so. What about a young 16 year old who is incarcerated by the HSE and pumped with mind-altering dangerous drugs? Surely an investigation is warranted here too?

BTW, I should probably make myself clear; I have the utmost respect for Alan Shatter. I don’t always agree with his decisions, but I think he’s a good man, not like the other dubious Ministers I could mention, but won’t. Maybe I should brush up on the auld defamation law. Truth and honest opinion can only go so far!

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The Irish College of Phishy Psychiatry.

The Four Courts

It seems to me that our Irish Courts rely far to much on psychiatric ‘expert’ advise. What am I on about today, you might ask?

In a 2004 paper entitled ‘Expert Witness Perceptions of Bias in Experts’, Michael Commons et al had this to say:

“There are many ideal qualities for expert witnesses. The objectivity of the expert witness, in psychiatry or elsewhere, is one of the more valued qualities that an expert hopes to bring to the legal system, despite the latter’s necessarily partisan adversarial structure. Despite this ideal, dealing with bias constitutes one of the central challenges for expert witnesses in the legal system.”

I have never made any apologies for my caustic opinion of Irish Psychiatry (collectively) and I’m not about to now. Not just Patricia Casey and Ted Dinan but Irish psychiatry as a whole are like a pack of wolves cards ready to come tumbling down, drowning in their own chemically imbalanced pool of serotonin. They operate under the guise of helping people, and yet after my son died, while we were flailing about looking for answers, they went on the defensive and repeatedly kicked us when we were down. Protecting their medical model while bullying the living and discrediting the dead is not only unethical but inhumanity at its worst. Attending victims’ inquests as ‘independent’ experts while taking payment from the drug companies at issue is biased in the extreme.

The only reason that psychiatry Ireland were represented at my son’s inquest (by Patricia Casey who also had links to Lundbeck) was because I publicly stated that Lundbecks’ Cipramil/Celexa was the catalyst for my son’s death. What amazes me is that the Irish College of Psychiatry have ‘charity’ status here. I would have thought that being charitable would be an essential requisite for setting up a charity. Obviously not!

Getting back to my original point; After my son’s inquest the college released a statement here. Along with the implied message that Professor Healy’s testimony was fabricated, they further stated that “Antidepressants are effective in the treatment of depression and thus lead to a reduction in suicidal thoughts. The effective treatment of depression is an important means of reducing suicide rates.” Now you see, therein lies the problem. In Kinsella v Rafferty [2012] IEHC 529, (Full Case here), the Court listened to two psychiatrists. It found on the evidence of Dr. Lane that in the case of antidepressant medication, in at least 50% of cases, perhaps up to 70%, no improvement resulted and there was no return to normal functioning. Dr. Tobin, whilst disagreeing with the higher figure of 70% as being too pessimistic, nonetheless agreed that in cases of severe anxiety disorder, the failure rate in treatment was of the order of 50%.

Put your faith in the hands of the Irish College of Phishy Psychiatry, at your own risk. Have I been clear enough on my opinion?

By the way, I did invite Patricia Casey and Ted Dinan to our Wicklow talk but neither replied!

Expert Witness Perceptions of Bias in Experts.

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Ah Yes; The Lundbeck Salute.

Lundbeck two finger saluteI have always said that I never get angry, but I think I may have to revise that statement. You’d think by the following conversation, that I had lost my purse or something equally trivial, but hey, what’s a son to Lundbeck pharmaceuticals?

Sept 20 2013

Causality Assessment.

RE; My son’s death (Shane Clancy)

To whom it concerns,

It has come to my attention that the CIOMS report which I have received for my son’s death is unfactual. The box marked ‘did event reappear after reintroduction’, is inexplicably blank. As you can see from my son’s medical records which I have attached for your attention, there is clearly a challenge, dechallenge and rechallenge period. The significance of my son’s suicide attempt shortly after his consumption of Citalopram and his completed suicide shortly after rechallenge surely did not go unnoticed by your pharmacovigilance department?
As this seems to be an oversight on Lundbeck’s part, can you rectify this important issue and get back to me and the Irish Medicines Board with another assessment. As I’m sure that deceased children are of huge importance to Lundbeck, this matter is surely one of utmost importance in order to prevent future fatalities.
Regards,
Leonie Fennell
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Reply Sept 25 2013

Dear Ms Fennell,

I refer to your query below concerning the CIOMS report for your son’s case. The CIOMS form was completed in compliance with pharmacovigilance legislation which requires a revision of the form on the receipt of relevant new information. There is no requirement for a revision of the CIOMS form, as the case is considered up-to-date by the Irish Medicines Board.

Yours sincerely,
Medical Department,

Lundbeck (Ireland) Ltd

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A case of Involuntary intoxication?

Greta Dudko. Photo courtesy of Crime.ieThere are some very, very tragic cases being publicly played out in Ireland at the moment. Whether the use of medication was a factor or not in these cases has not yet been established, but the following unusual case came up in the Irish courts recently.

On 22nd of July Nurse Greta Dudko (pictured) pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of her mother ‘Anna Butautiene’ on Christmas Eve 2010. The jury failed to reach a verdict and a retrial was set for Oct 2014.

Ms Dudko, who is originally from Lithuania, had separated from her husband two weeks before the incident and was living with her mother and young son. Evidence was given of a litany of mitigating circumstances, including assault, both mentally and physically, resulting in the mother being struck twice over the head with a bottle by Ms Dudko. She said “I hit her on the face with the empty bottle twice because I thought she was going to ruin my life and just hated her,” She further stated she had no intention of killing her, “just to shut her up for the evening“.

Despite huge media coverage, only one newspaper reported that she had recently been prescribed medication by her GP, Dr Hassan Albayyari. On 15 December 2010 Dr Hassan prescribed Librium for alcohol withdrawal (9 days before Ms Dudko caused the death of her mother). Librium, a benzodiazepine, can cause, among other things: depression, thoughts of suicide, unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger, confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility and hallucinations. There was further evidence of a prescription for Xanax in September 2010.

On December 22, 2010 (2 days before her mother’s death), she was prescribed Lexapro. Yes, Lundbeck’s Lexapro aka Escitalopram, found by a Brussels court to be the same as Cipramil aka Citalopram, here. Now, it is well established that this drug can cause ‘self harm and harm to others’, which at worst equates to suicide/homicide, so is this a prime example of involuntary intoxication? Dr Hassan said “Lexapro takes a minimum of three weeks to work”`. According to Professor David Healy who is an expert on SSRIs, that is wrong. In his paper entitled ‘Antidepressants for Prescribers‘ he states “This is completely untrue. These drugs produce benefits and harms within hours or days of first taking them. It may take several weeks for a clinical syndrome to lift but this is something quite different. The argument that the drug takes time to work is trotted out as part of the defense against claims that an antidepressant has triggered suicide or violence.”

So is Dr Hassan defending the use of Lexapro in this case? Who knows, but here is a list of some similar cases where antidepressant use was successfully used in an ‘Involuntary Intoxication’ defense, here.

There is also a further paper written on this subject by David Healy et al, entitled ‘Case Histories As Evidence’, here. Sadly, this paper refers to my son Shane (who is SC) and who suffered from involuntary intoxication of prescribed Citalopram. Is Nurse Greta Dudko another Lundbeck victim to add to the growing list, along with her mother?

Were antidepressants involved in the latest Irish Tragedy?

Evidence of Hair-Pulling in Murder Trial.

Nurse May Face Retrial.

Retrial Date Set for Murder Trial.

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Panorama – Citalopram Causes Birth Defects

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Despite the evidence uncovered by Panorama, Lundbeck ( at 25 mins), never a company to shy away from another lie, stated – “Citalopram does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of major fetal malformations.” The two unfortunate Irish babies who are logged into the Irish Medicine’s Board database are not worth a mention then? Ah yes, just a couple of damaged and dead babies to add to Citalopram’s collateral damage list! The late John McCarthy put it perfectly “how do these people sleep?

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European Commission fines Lundbeck for illegal activity

Gaybo 1It amazes me how celebrities involve themselves with pharmaceutical companies without feeling the need to find out some background information. Gaybo, Mary McEvoy, Johnny Logan, Niamh Kavanagh, Alan Quinlan and Boh’s FC have all supported Lundbeck’s ‘Lean on me’ campaigns. Even the mental health ‘charity’ Aware have gotten in on the act, despite the doubling of suicide and violence risk when starting SSRIs, including Lundbeck’s Citalopram aka Escitalopram. Then there are the ‘experts’ or Key Opinion Leaders (KOPs) Patricia Casey and Timothy Dinan who have been (and in the case of Timothy, still are) paid for their services to Lundbeck. Whether they have been paid to defend Lundbecks drugs or do it voluntarily, I do not know.

Lundbeck have previously been found guilty of breaching advertising rules, promoting Citalopram under the guise of a depression website, been accused of an ‘utterly disgraceful lack of scientific documentation’ concerning Citalopram, found guilty of fraud and corruption concerning the licencing of their drug Denxit and after acquiring the rights to Indocin IV (used for heart defects in premature babies) promptly upped the price by 1,300 percent. Lundbeck’s vice president said at the time“We can price these almost anywhere we want given the product profiles.”

So what could possibly top that in the dubious company/corruption stakes? Lundbeck are first to create a precedent once again. This time in the case of a ‘pay-for-delay’ fine by the European Commission; 93.8 million euros to be precise. According to the Copenhagen PostInternal documents uncovered during the investigation mentioned a ‘club’ that facilitated the transfer of large amounts of money among members. Lundbeck paid significant amounts to buy up and destroy competitors’ inventories of generic medications. Generic manufacturers who were in on the scheme were also fined by the commission.”

So maybe these celebrities are doing it for the the good of mankind, for the money, or for a bit of both; whatever the reason, no amount of celebrity endorsement will turn this pharmaceutical company into an ethical, law-abiding corporation.

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Automatism and the Insanity Defence

David Healy – Hearts and Minds- Psychotropic Drugs and Violence (30/04/2013)

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There is so much evidence that Psychotropic drugs can cause suicide and violence. Anyone who is considering their doctor’s advice recommending these drugs; please inform yourself of the possible consequences and watch this video first, courtesy of www.RxISK.org

Cases mentioned (In order):

Mat Miller (Age 13-Zoloft)

American woman – “GSK… Please don’t forget about me.”

Virginia Tech.

Sylvia Plath.

Joseph Wesbecker (Prozac)

Donald Schell (Paxil/Seroxat)

David Hawkins (Zoloft)

Merillee Bentley (Effexor)

M.C. (Paxil/Seroxat)

Leslie Demeniuk (Zoloft and Paxil/Seroxat)

David Rule (Citalopram)

Christopher Pittman (Age 12-Paxil/Seroxat and Zoloft)

Yvonne Woodley (Citalopram)

Sandy Hook

Daniele Canarelli (Psychiatrist found guilty)

My son Shane (Citalopram)