Adverse Reaction to SSRIs, Cases, Featured, Iatrogenesis

Jake’s Amendment Fails. And Yet..

  The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke. I know, I know, this quote is painfully overused, but I couldn't think of a more appropriate one here. So, yesterday myself (and himself) went to Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate) to witness the second stage… Continue reading Jake’s Amendment Fails. And Yet..

Adverse Reaction to SSRIs, Dolin v SmithKline Beecham, Iatrogenesis, Paroxetine, Paxil, Random, Seroxat

GSK’s Dirty Little Secret

So, myself and my friend Stephanie were in Chicago this week. We had traveled across the Atlantic to hear the opening arguments of Dolin v. Smithkline Beecham Corp (now GlaxoSmithKline - GSK). For more background to this case, see here. We arrived straight into an unprecedented weather event, Storm Stella - described in the media as… Continue reading GSK’s Dirty Little Secret

Iatrogenesis

When Science and Anecdote Collide

For decades, declarations by perturbed relatives that a loved-one’s death was iatrogenic (induced by medical treatment), were often dismissed as anecdotal. Accounts imparted by concerned loved-ones were likely to be rejected, albeit often kindly – yet thrust aside as the demented rantings of a grieving loved-one. Placated with persuasive words, relatives often slink away, suitably… Continue reading When Science and Anecdote Collide