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
Strange to be writing about someone who's alive, but a nice change all the same. A survivor, who knew? Sorry, sarcasm - you can take the girl outta Sallynoggin... Gareth O’Callaghan is a well known Irish author, radio presenter and mental health activist. He has written numerous books on depression, including the popular A Day… Continue reading Gareth O’Callaghan on Citalopram.
This November IFMAD are holding a symposium in Monte Carlo which is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from Lundbeck pharmaceuticals. IFMAD is an abbreviation for 'International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders' - an unfortunate abbreviation it has to be said. Their website is also sponsored by Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals. According to their 'Lundbeck sponsored' website, IFMAD… Continue reading The Lundbeck merry-go-round.
I 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… Continue reading Ah Yes; The Lundbeck Salute.
Here's an interesting story which Brian of AntiDepAware posted about last week. A law firm based in Leeds (Ison Harrison) negotiated a settlement for a client after a pharmacy dispensed antidepressants rather than migraine medication. I was able to find out that the antidepressant was Sertraline aka Zoloft/Lustral. What is interesting is the adverse effects this woman had from taking… Continue reading Zoloft induced Suicide
There 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… Continue reading A case of Involuntary intoxication?
. 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… Continue reading Panorama – Citalopram Causes Birth Defects
This morning I was rambling around a shop in Wicklow - minding my own business. The radio was playing loudly in the background and there was a discussion on about depression. A ‘science expert’ was giving his tuppence worth, telling us how depression can be caused by low serotonin levels. I couldn't just let that… Continue reading The grieving mother is at it again!
Next week BBC's Panorama team are tackling the issue of antidepressant use in pregnancy. The programme will be broadcast on Mon 1st july, entitled 'The Truth About Pills and Pregnancy'. According to the UK Independent "The programme will broadcast an interview with Anna Wilson, whose son David spent the first five weeks of his life in… Continue reading Panorama Expose on Citalopram use in Pregnancy.
It 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… Continue reading European Commission fines Lundbeck for illegal activity