Victor Kirk – Coincidental SSRI Prescription?

    Some cases, like this one, are so clearly antidepressant-induced that it seems bizarre that a coroner or medic couldn’t (or wouldn’t) recognise it. That suicidality is a side-effect of antidepressants is now well established, particularly upon starting, changing dose (up or down) or discontinuation. While the suicide-warnings are provided for under 25s, it … More Victor Kirk – Coincidental SSRI Prescription?

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

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

Superheroes at ‘Wicklow Glass and Glazing’..

Well Maria Bradshaw has finally landed in Ireland. Following the death of her lovely son Toran, Maria set up Casper NZ. Statistics have shown that in groups associated with Casper – a reduction of suicide by 20%. It seems inexplicable to me, that despite the billions spent on psychiatric drugs in this country, the suicide … More Superheroes at ‘Wicklow Glass and Glazing’..

The Lundbeck merry-go-round.

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 … More The Lundbeck merry-go-round.

Westminster Exposé

So myself and the poor long-suffering husband are just back from London, having attended a talk in the House of Commons given by Professor David Healy; ‘Antidepressants and The Politics of Health‘. The meeting was chaired by MP Jim Dobbins who has previously aired concerns about the pharmaceutical industry and its close involvement within academia, … More Westminster Exposé