Study 329. Let me explain a little about Study 329. This was a study done in the 90s to study the efficacy of paroxetine (aka Paxil/Seroxat) in… Continue reading GSK: Glaxo, Study 329 and Keller..
A case presently being played out in a Netherlands Court involves a man who killed two people: his girlfriend, and a policeman who was responding to the emergency call. Mr Asalam S. was taking Paroxetine (AKA Paxil and Seroxat) at the time of the killings. He is originally from Benin in Africa and at the time… Continue reading The ‘Beast of Baflo’ or a case of GSK (Glaxo’s Seroxat Kills)
Antidepressant drugs come with different warnings in Ireland and the US. In the US these drugs come with a black-box warning due to the increased risk of dangerous adverse effects, including suicide. In my opinion, the difference between the Irish Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) and the American PIL is criminal. The failure to warn here… Continue reading Same dangerous drugs, different warnings!
. A talk by Prof David Healy from the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. The talk was presented at the Cardiff University School of Psychology on 26th November 2012. Prof Healy makes an interesting point about Sertraline/Zoloft (the drug that Anna Byrne was prescribed in her pregnancy) at 9.40 mins and… Continue reading Professor David Healy: Time to abandon evidence based medicine?
There is a very public debate raging in Ireland at the moment regarding the tragic death of a young woman who died while suffering a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital. An estimated two thousand people protested outside Leinster House (Irish Parliment) in memory of Savita Halappanavar, who died of septicaemia as a consequence of the… Continue reading Was Anna Byrne another Sertraline (Zoloft) victim?
I have written an article which appears in the 'health and living' section of the Irish Independent today; here. The writing is all mine this time, so for anyone who doesn't agree; it's all my work and I stand by everything I said. There was a paragraph missing to do with antidepressants and miscarriages; I feel… Continue reading Are they mad or what?
'RTE Radio 1' has a Facebook page which proudly states "We're delighted that RTÉ took home three awards at this year's GSK Irish Medical Media Awards." Two of the awards were won for documentaries, one on depression and another for clinical trials involving children. Seriously though? That's GSK; GlaxoSmithkline! Why is a pharmaceutical company (which… Continue reading GlaxoSmithKline awarding the Irish media? No thanks!
Following yesterdays news that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined $3 billion for fraudulently marketing their products, I found the differences in Irish reporting and worldwide reports quite frightening. In the Irish Times and RTE News articles it reported, that among GlaxoSmithKline's wrongdoing, was illegally marketing Paxil to children. OK SO FAR! NO-WHERE in either Article… Continue reading Irish reports on GSK’s fraudulent marketing.
R v Smallshire  All ER (D) 186 (Dec) This is an English Appeal Case appealing the Length of sentence imposed upon the defendant (Ronald Smallshire). The background to the Case... The victim, 23, and his three step-sisters were walking their two dogs. One of the dogs attacked the defendant, his wife and one of the defendant's dogs. The defendant,… Continue reading R v Smallshire…influenced by Citalopram!
抗抑鬱藥，最近接連發生在中國的謀殺 /自殺的原因？ Are antidepressants the cause of the latest spate of murder/suicides in China? In the last year there has been a series of newspaper articles concerning recent murder/suicides in China. It seems that this kind of tragedy was virtually unheard of in China until recently. China is relatively new to the antidepressant market, I… Continue reading Are antidepressants the cause of the recent spate of murder/suicides in China? 抗抑鬱藥，最近接連發生在中國的謀殺 /自殺的原因？