ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Brian Short, CEO of ALLNURSES.com killed his wife and three children before killing himself

Short family

Brian Short Family

If you recall a few months ago I posted this story and said it was clear to me that this nurse who killed his family was taking an antidepressant. I finally had a minute to follow up on the case (something I rarely have a chance to do any longer and am hoping some of you will help with in these cases we bring here which we wondering about). So this is to confirm this was indeed an antidepressant-induced murder/suicide.

From the article below which came out the week after the murder/suicide we find the family did confirm this as fact,,,,“Family friends confirm Short had been on medication for depression but declined to say more.”

Here is my original post on this tragedy with both the background on this case and with information as to how antidepressants produce such violence:

http://www.drugawareness.org/antidepressant-father-nurse-believed-to-have-killed-his-wife-three-children-self/

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Minnesota community looking for answers after family murder-suicide

Posted: Fri 4:48 AM, Sep 18, 2015

WCCO It has been a week since police discovered a gruesome scene in Greenwood — five members of a family dead.
South Lake Minnetonka Police say Brian Short shot and killed his wife and their three kids with a shotgun before killing himself last week.
Bill George, the former CEO of Medtronic, had been scheduled to speak at Minnetonka High School for months. But he made changes to his message Thursday.
“Life is precious,” George said. “The world you can have the greatest impact on is the world right in front of you right now, and remember every interaction really counts.”
Memorials now sit in the school office at Minnetonka High School, along with flowers sent from other schools. Signatures from students to honor their classmates are displayed on large cards for Cole, Maddy and Brooklyn.
“They are messages of remembrances, messages of condolence or hope. We’ll take those over the funeral on Sunday,” Minnetonka Schools Executive Director of Communications Janet Swiecichowski said. “It has been a really emotional week.”
The TonkaStrong hashtag now serves as a sign of healing. People have displayed the words on signs around town.
A community is still struggling to understand what happened inside the Shorts’ Lake Minnetonka home.
Randy Cassingham started a networking group for successful online entrepreneurs after founding ThisIsTrue.com. Brian Short had been a member as founder of AllNurses.com.
Cassingham wrote in his blog this week about his disbelief about Short’s actions. He writes that Short would talk about his humble beginnings, growing up without much money in Milwaukee. Cassingham also describes his friend as a generous “teddy bear.”
“Earlier this year Brian told the group he’d been sued. The suit at least sounded frivolous: a training company complained that a forum member had given them a bad review. Federal law says that sites aren’t responsible for what members post, so Brain wasn’t concerned,” Cassingham wrote. “He dropped off the radar: I hadn’t had any e-mails from him in a few weeks.”
Family friends confirm Short had been on medication for depression but declined to say more.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & SSRIstories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here:http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one atwww.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Easter Message from International Coalition for Drug Awareness (ICFDA)

I meant to send this yesterday morning, but babies tend to come when they are ready to be born and a couple of puppies decided I was going to help them come into this world yesterday instead of sending this email. They sure are cute though and decided to come while my sister was out of town leaving me to babysit.

On this Easter morning I share with you one of the most beautiful and moving songs about the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ in Gethsemane before giving his life….

christ in gethsemane

https://youtu.be/5uSGSvKy6Io

This Easter morning I declare He Lives! I know He Lives and even though medications can impair one’s ability to feel His presence and life can be tough at times He is there beside you. He alone knows full well your suffering because He has already suffered the same in your behalf…Click the link below to hear the best talk on the atonement I have ever heard – a short yet beautiful Easter message that you might know you are not alone as we celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior this day …. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2009/04/none-were-with-him?lang=eng

“Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are.
“My Easter-season message today is intended for everyone, but it is directed in a special way to those who are alone or feel alone or, worse yet, feel abandoned. These might include those longing to be married, those who have lost a spouse, and those who have lost—or have never been blessed with—children. Our empathy embraces wives forsaken by their husbands, husbands whose wives have walked away, and children bereft of one or the other of their parents—or both. This group can find within its broad circumference a soldier far from home, a missionary in those first weeks of homesickness, or a father out of work, afraid the fear in his eyes will be visible to his family. In short it can include all of us at various times in our lives.

“To all such, I speak of the loneliest journey ever made and the unending blessings it brought to all in the human family. I speak of the Savior’s solitary task of shouldering alone the burden of our salvation. Rightly He would say: “I have trodden the winepress alone…” Click link to view….

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2009/04/none-were-with-him?lang=eng

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here:  store.drugawareness.org And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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MANDATORY DEPRESSION SCREENING IS A DEPRESSING THOUGHT

 
“All who love liberty must therefore oppose mandatory depression screening, or any other health care mandate.” Dr. Ron Paul
I know of no one in American politics today who is on our side in the education about the issues of deadly prescription medications than Ron and Rand Paul! That is why what is going on in politics right now is so important. See exactly what I mean in his newsletter below forwarded to me by a friend this morning….how many of you believed me when I warned that the introduction of Obamacare would be used to push the use of antidepressants? Here is it with the message clear as a bell right in our faces!!!!
I encourage you all to go to our website at www.drugawareness.org to learn the full truth about the damage caused by antidepressants upon both the body and the brain. You will find two decades of newsletters and critical information that warned of all these dangers years before you began to hear any of the warnings we now have on these deadly drugs and those you have yet to hear.
Ann Blake Tracy, author Prozac: Panacea or Pandora – Our Serotonin Nightmare …. NOT just about Prozac, but Prozac was “the mother drug” of all the SSRI & SNRI ntidepressants & the atypical antipsychotics.
MANDATORY DEPRESSION SCREENING IS A DEPRESSING THOUGHT
by Dr. Ron Paul
Sunday February 7, 2016
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans.
Government health insurance mandates raise the price of health insurance. Consumers will respond to this increase by either choosing to not carry health insurance or by reducing their consumption of other goods and services. Imposing new health insurance mandates will thus make consumers, many of whom are already suffering from Obamacare’s costly mandates, worse off by forcing them to deviate from their preferred consumption patterns.
Mandatory depression screening will not just raise insurance costs. In order to ensure that the screening mandate is being properly implemented, the government will need to create a database containing the results of the screenings. Those anti-gun politicians who want to forbid anyone labeled “mentally ill” from owning a firearm will no doubt want to use this database as a tool to deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights.
If the preventive task force has its way, Americans could lose their Second Amendment, and possibly other, rights simply because they happened to undergo their mandatory depression screening when they were coping with a loved one’s passing or a divorce, or simply having a bad day. As anyone who has been mistakenly placed on the terrorist watch list can attest, it is very difficult to get off a government database even when the government clearly is in error. Thus, anyone mistakenly labeled as depressed will have to spend a great deal of time and money in what may be a futile attempt to get his rights back.
Mandatory depression screening will endanger people’s health by increasing the use of psychotropic drugs. These drugs often have dangerous side effects. Their use has even been linked to suicide. The fact that almost every mass shooter was on psychotropic drugs is another good reason to oppose any policy that will increase reliance on these medicines.
The Preventive Services Task Force’s mandatory depression screening mandate is based on the fallacy that diagnosing mental health problems is analogous to diagnosing cancer or diabetes. Even mental health professionals acknowledge that there is a great deal of subjectivity in mental health diagnosis.
Consider that until 1973 homosexuality was considered a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. Today, some mental health professionals think that those who believe in limited government, free-market economics, or traditional values suffer from mental disorders. If mandatory depression screening becomes a reality, it is likely this mental health screening will be expanded to cover screening for other mental illnesses. This could result in anyone with an unpopular political belief or lifestyle choice being labeled as “mentally ill.”
Even if mandatory health screening could be implementing without increasing costs or threatening liberty it would still be a bad idea. Government health care mandates undermine the basic principles of a free society. If it is legitimate for government to tell us what types of health care we must receive, then it is also legitimate for the government to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and even how to raise our children. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, a tyranny imposed for our own good is the worst form of tyranny because it is a tyranny without limits. All who love liberty must therefore oppose mandatory depression screening, or any other health care mandate.
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Do you have your copy of Ron Paul’s Swords Into Plowshares? Consider it a handbook for peace — pick up your copy here.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE
What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.
This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.
EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE
What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & SSRIstories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here:http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one atwww.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: FATHER STABS TWIN DAUGHTERS (Age 5) TO DEATH

tess and sam crespi

Tess and Sam Crespi

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS ARTICLE LINK BELOW AND COMMENT – THE WORLD HAS GOT TO WAKE UP TO WHAT THESE DRUGS ARE DOING!!! Share with others this database of thousands of other cases: www.SSRIstories.NET

ORIGINAL LINK BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO AND COMMENT – See story and scientific information on how these drugs produce these psychotic breaks leading to literal personal nightmares:

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/10-years-later-david-crespi-writes-letter-murder-d/np8ZC/?ecmp=wsoctv_social_facebook_2014_sfp

Updated: 5:58 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 | Posted: 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
10 years later: David Crespi writes letter on murder of daughters

By Jim Bradley

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Ten years ago, much of Charlotte was in shock after a Matthews banker was arrested for murdering his twin daughters.
Samantha and Tessara Crespi were just 5 years old when their father stabbed them repeatedly, then calmly called 911 and told dispatchers “I just killed my two daughters.”
Now, a decade after that chilling 911 call David Crespi is serving two life sentences inside a state prison, where he said, “I remember them every day.”
Read our past coverage:
David Crespi Moved To Mental Health Facility In Raleigh
Crespi 911 Call Stirs Painful Memories Of Charlotte Double Murder
Kim Crespi Says ‘Dark Voices’ Drove Her Husband To Murder
DA: Gruesome Evidence Necessary Despite Crespi’s Guilty Plea
Woman stands by husband 6 years after he killed their 2 daughters
David Crespi sent a handwritten letter to Eyewitness News reporter Jim Bradley saying “Daily, I pray for all impacted by our tragedy.”
David Crespi’s life behind the barbed wire of the Albemarle Correctional Institution has included a variety of prison jobs from chapel clerk, to helping inmate get their GEDs to working as a geriatric aide.
He is visited frequently by his remaining children and his wife, Kim, who drives to the prison to see him every two weeks.
While David Crespi declined a Channel 9 request for an on-camera interview, he and his family appeared in a Danish documentary in 2013, in which he insisted, as he has for years, that his decision to chase his young daughters through the house before stabbing them a total of 32 times, was the result of a psychotic episode brought on by prescription medication he was taking to treat depression.
In the documentary he said, “Who I was was chemically altered. I know for certain that I know what caused the death of my daughters. I know it was the pills.”
David Crespi’s wife, Kim, has spent years trying to convince the world around her that it was bad medicine, not a bad man that killed her twins, who would now be 15 years old.
She, too, declined an on-camera interview, but said through texts that “prison remains a harsh reality.”
She provided Eyewitness News access to photos, showing a smiling David Crespi with both her and her children during Christmastime visits.
She said her husband has been “medication free for seven years, is not bipolar, and is and was a model citizen with the exception of the medication-induced tragedy that has devastated all of us.”
Not everyone is so convinced.
“It holds no water with me,” said Marsha Goodenow, the former Mecklenburg County prosecutors that handled the Crespi case.
She said in interviews with detectives, David Crespi admitted that for 10 years, while he was both on and off prescription medications, he had fantasies about killing his wife, children and strangers. She bristles at the suggestion that he is a victim.
“Even if you believe he is not a threat to the general public, he still has to be punished for murdering two 5-year-old girls,” Goodenow said.
Asked if David Crespi should ever be allowed out of prison, she said, “No, I do not. How do you know he won’t do it in the future.”
Kim Crespi, who still lives in the house where her girls were killed, has a different view. In a recent internet posting she said she’s “working with legal counsel and experts to have a wrongful plea set aside.”
As he begins the second decade of his life sentence, David Crespi is “hopeful,” he writes, “that one day, all will understand” what drove him to a murderous act few can even begin to fathom.

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.

This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.

EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE

What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here:http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one atwww.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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NO WAY Does Going on a Healthy Diet Have to be Boring!!!! Take a Look!

Too many think one’s diet as a Vegan is boring or does not taste good? Here is one of many examples of what my daily diet has been for the last 40 years….until I became Vegan I never knew eating could taste SO GOOD!!!!!!! And since becoming Vegan so long ago I have never had so much variety in my diet nor so many tantalizing tastes. As Hippocrates said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

One example of a fun thing that tastes so good is this. For years we have made our own “ice cream” by simply throwing a couple of ripe bananas in a blender, blend and gradually add whichever fruit sounds good for the day (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, or some more bananas frozen with cinnamon is good, etc. – blueberries are my favorite), blend…adding enough until it becomes a thick consistency without burning up your motor (and if it does the local thrift store probably has a replacement for not much out of pocket), and serve. If you want it to be a little sweeter you can add a few dates to the ripe bananas, or poor a little maple syrup into the mix. YUM!!!! And it is all good for me too!

And besides getting rid of cancer and any other medical issue I was dealing with at that time by making this simple change in my diet, not only did my physical, mental and emotional health improve by leaps and bounds, but I cut my grocery bill in half! Now I am getting first hand nutrients rather than second hand after the animal has already processed and utilized the nutrition in the food. Not sure where we ever got the idea that secondhand nutrition was better than putting ourselves first in line for that nutrition … other than from yet another industry working to make profit from us as they have with medications we are told we need after becoming nutrient deficient from eating our foods secondhand.

raw raspberry cookies

Go to the following link for the recipe for these yummy looking cookies:

http://naturanatalerzu.pl/no-bake-cacao-and-rasberry-cookies/

 

And if I had this young man to listen to as a youth I could have learned all this long ago and made that change sooner and avoided cancer all together, not to mention the many changes that came mentally and emotionally as well as physically….you will find few things that will help you more after the damage from antidepressants than this change in diet…Gary has much wisdom he shares on this video. Click the following link below to view:

 

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Austin the boy with 46DD breasts

THE RISPERDAL NIGHTMARE….America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker- Johnson & Johnson

For all of you who follow my work I do hope you realize that my focus is on ALL serotonergic medications even though it seems the main focus is on antidepressants. The name of my book “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?” has a subtitle that better describes the main focus of the book introduced as Prozac began sweeping America. The subtitle is what was to be the main title of the book until we realized the people at that point knew little about serotonin and the serotonin theory as they do now. That subtitle is “Our Serotonin Nightmare!”

Antidepressants are the most widely prescribed of the serotonergic medications leading to the use of antipsychotics as the patients suffer antidepressant-induced psychosis (most often a manic psychosis) and oh so many other side effects both psychiatric and physical. The newer atypical antipsychotics such as Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon, Abilify, Invega, etc. are also serotonergic medications. To simplify I often describe them as a mix of an SSRI antidepressant and the older antipsycotics. Although drug makers would lead you to believe otherwise there is LITTLE involved in the development of their “new” products, but mainly in how those drugs are advertised and marketed.

THE HIDDEN TERRORISTS AMONG US

Mark Taylor, the first boy shot at Columbine High School, known as the “Miracle Boy” after surviving 7 – 13 bullets that day spoke to the FDA in the 2004 hearings on antidepressants. He why we are worried about terrorists when the drug makers are even bigger terrorists. The following is VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION not only on Johnson and Johnson, but also on how all drug companies break the law every day by falsifying research, marketing anything but the truth about the medicines you take, thus endangering your health and well being, producing amazing amounts of not only harm, but death. In fact according to a 1995 study, done by pharmacists sickened by the numbers dying from the drugs they were handing out (200,000 annually-DRUG TOPICS, October 23, 1995, pg. 14-16 ), walking into your doctor’s office and leaving with a prescription is exposing you to the third leading cause of death in America – prescription medications “taken as prescribed”! According to this study the death toll far exceeds the loss of lives in the 9/11 tragedy, for which we went to war for over a decade. These drugs we call “medications” are killing as many every week in this country as we lost on 9/11. Where is the war on this hidden terrorist among us?

No worries because you are not taking this particular medication? Not only does this situation cost the one suffering the adverse effects which are kept hidden …. learn how this affects us all with all of us paying the costs of this deception and harm ……

BACKSTAGE AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON …. Letter from the Editors … At some point over the course of this massive, magisterial 15-chapter story, you will get angry, and you will stay angry. It may happen when you learn that Johnson & Johnson handed out promotional Legos to pediatricians so that they’d be more likely to prescribe a drug called Risperdal to children with behavioral problems, although the FDA had repeatedly told the company not to market it to children. It may happen when you read that a team of scientists and company executives decided to massage the numbers on a study showing that Risperdal puts little boys at risk of developing large breasts—46DD breasts in the case of Austin Pledger, whom you can see in this video. Or it may happen at one of a few dozen other points in this 20-year history of the drug, which ended up being a blockbuster for J&J even if you account for $3 billion and counting in legal claims.

And that’s what’s so impressive about this project by Steven Brill, one of our era’s best reporters. We all either take prescription drugs or love someone who does. Many of us depend on them to live. We may be aware that drug companies occasionally release bad products or take pains to get around government regulations. But we still know far too little about the culture of the industry that produced the Risperdal scandal, and who the people are behind these life-and-death decisions. Steven has made all of that clear. You read the damning emails, you examine the internal documents, you see the close relationship between J&J salespeople and their hired scientists and feel as if you’re inside the room when plaintiffs’ attorneys figure out a way to fight back.

Rarely are systems—giant, seemingly impenetrable bureaucracies—laid this bare and made this human. It’s thrilling…..

THE RISPERDAL NIGHTMARE….On May 20, about 100 stock analysts gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to hear good news from top executives at Johnson & Johnson: The company had 10 new drugs in the pipeline that might achieve more than a billion dollars in annual sales.

For 129 years, New Brunswick has served as the headquarters of J&J, America’s seventh most valuable public company. With consumer products from Band-Aids to baby powder, Neutrogena to Rogaine, Listerine to Visine, Aveeno to Tylenol and Sudafed to Splenda, Johnson & Johnson is the biggest and, according to multiple surveys, most admired corporation in the world’s most prosperous industry—healthcare.

But the real money—about 80 percent of its revenue and 91 percent of its profit—comes not from those consumer favorites, but from Johnson & Johnson’s high-margin medical devices: artificial hips and knees, heart stents, surgical tools and monitoring devices; and from still higher-margin prescription drugs targeting Crohn’s disease (Remicade), cancer (Zytiga, Velcade), schizophrenia (Risperdal), diabetes (Invokana), psoriasis (Stelara), migraines (Topamax), heart disease (Xarelto) and attention deficit disorder (Concerta).

How J&J Makes Its Money

Ads for many of these products dominate our television screens and magazine pages. Each drug relies on its own elaborate marketing plan and carefully pitched promotional materials, used by hundreds of salespeople whose incomes turn on how much product they can push to the thousands of doctors who write prescriptions. All command increasing portions of our health insurance premiums and our own wallets, as well as our hopes and anxiety when we or our loved ones fall ill.

What follows is the backstage story of how an iconic company marketed a blockbuster drug that raised those hopes and fed on that anxiety. It is a story that in its depiction of strategies, tactics and mindset should make us wonder about the prescription drugs that are so much a part of our lives.

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO CONTINUE READING:

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/miracleindustry/americas-most-admired-lawbreaker/

 

NOTE: IMPORTANCE OF ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE (PATIENT REPORTS) IN REMOVING DRUGS FROM THE MARKET

People often dismiss patient reports forgetting that peer reviewed research is NOT what gets drugs pulled from the market. Its purpose is to get drugs approved, not removed. But what got Thalidomide removed from the market? It was all the cases of missing arms and legs of the babies born to the mothers of those who took the drug.

This statement on the importance of anecdotal evidence as opposed to peer reviewed double blind studies is from Dr. Johnathan Cole, MD, the father of Psychopharmacology:

“The real world is not perfect. Drugs can and do cause adverse effects which can resemble the manifestations of the illness and arguments about the causes and nature of these adverse events, including suicides, must rest on case reports [anecdotal evidence] and data collected in small studies for other purposes. . . If some cases stand out strikingly, there are logically others where the adverse effect is more subtle.”

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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ANTIDEPRESSANT HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN:…

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If you, as President Obama, think the violence we are seeing is a gun issue …. Think again! Take a look at this 2001 case in Japan where 8 children were stabbed to death and many more injured….You will also see why the option of overdosing on an antidepressant is not only dangerous for you, but for everyone around you. Columbine Mark Taylor joins me in this Fox news interview about several other cases you will find very interesting even if you have heard about them before, including the Wyoming mass murder case involving the Donald Schell family where Paxil was found guilty of this murder.

Click this link to view Fox news report:

Who Is To Blame For All This Violence?

Obviously drug makers who put profit above patients are to blame, but WE also are to blame for allowing so called “medications” on the market which have both homicidal and suicidal ideation (compulsive thoughts and actions of both suicide and homicide and the weapons to commit either). Why is that okay?

Look at this database of thousands of documented cases of violence by those taking antidepressants: www.SSRIstories.NETAnd before anyone dismisses these cases as anecdotal evidence listen to what the Father of Psychopharmacology said below about the great importance of anecdotal evidence and read this medical report done using this database as the basis for the report: .Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Drugs: More Risks Than Benefits?http://www.drugawareness.org/kauffman-study-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-ssri-drugs-more-risks-than-benefits/

 

The Importance of Anecdotal Evidence (Patient Reports)

in Removing Drugs From the Market

People often dismiss patient reports forgetting that peer reviewed research is NOT what gets drugs pulled from the market. Its purpose is to get drugs approved, not removed. But what got Thalidomide removed from the market? It was all the cases of missing arms and legs of the babies born to the mothers of those who took the drug.

This statement on the importance of anecdotal evidence as opposed to peer reviewed double blind studies is from Dr. Johnathan Cole, MD, the father of Psychopharmacology:

“The real world is not perfect. Drugs can and do cause adverse effects which can resemble the manifestations of the illness and arguments about the causes and nature of these adverse events, including suicides, must rest on case reports [anecdotal evidence] and data collected in small studies for other purposes. . . If some cases stand out strikingly, there are logically others where the adverse effect is more subtle.”

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A SLEEP DISORDER

KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

The REM Sleep Disorder is what the world remains unaware of in these tragic cases where you act out nightmares. The fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with this most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.

This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.

 

EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE

What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/

 

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here:http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one atwww.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) atwww.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Uplifting Movie With the Best News on Health I Have Heard in Decades!

I have waited 40 years to hear what is being reported in this movie and was not sure I would see it in my lifetime. It is the best news I have heard in decades. It is so encouraging to see so many making such healthy choices in their lives!

Research shows that we could save 70% in medical expenses if everyone would make these changes in their diets as I did to beat cancer 40 years ago. These dietary choices are critical in rebuilding health after taking antidepressants, antipsychotics and many other damaging medications.

And to see so many doctors working to change how they approach health – thus following the teaching of Hippocrates while leaving corporate interests behind. Yes!!!!

Also it is so encouraging to see people developing compassion for the most innocent among us – the animals and the unborn. I have always said that when we lose our vicious nature toward the animal kingdom this world will experience true peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BYzlfPdpAeY

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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CHOOSE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES, NOT DRUGS! & SCHOOL SHOOTER AND SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIM JOIN FORCES

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CHOOSE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES, NOT DRUGS! Ann Blake Tracy …. One of my most favorite of lectures given at the Young Living National Convention – Salt Lake City, 2003 with other speakers such as Dr. Joseph Mercola and actor Clint Walker perhaps best known for his roll in the Western TV series Maverick. You are guaranteed to learn much you have never heard before about antidepressants even if you have read my book, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare!

Click the link to listen:

      http://www.drugawareness.org/wp-content/files/Choose%20Oils%20&%20Health%20or%20Drugs%20-%20Ann%20Tracy%2059%202004.mp3

 

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SCHOOL SHOOTER AND SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIM JOIN FORCES TO WARN – STOP DRUGGING YOUR CHILDREN!!! Corey Baadsgard, almost a school shooter and Mark Taylor, first boy shot at Columbine join together in a TV interview on school shootings and antidepressants.

Click the link to view: http://www.drugawareness.org/school-shooter-victim-join-forces/

LIST OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS INVOLVED:

http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/

 

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR ALL THIS VIOLENCE?

Obviously drug makers who put profit above patients are to blame, but WE also are to blame for allowing so called “medications” on the market which have both homicidal and suicidal ideation (compulsive thoughts and actions of both suicide and homicide and the weapons to commit either). Why is that okay?

Look at this database of thousands of documented cases of violence by those taking antidepressants: www.SSRIstories.NET And before anyone dismisses these cases as anecdotal evidence listen to what the Father of Psychopharmacology said below about the great importance of anecdotal evidence and read this medical report done using this database as the basis for the report: .Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Drugs: More Risks Than Benefits? http://www.drugawareness.org/kauffman-study-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-ssri-drugs-more-risks-than-benefits/

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE (PATIENT REPORTS) IN REMOVING DRUGS FROM THE MARKET

People often dismiss patient reports forgetting that peer reviewed research is NOT what gets drugs pulled from the market. Its purpose is to get drugs approved, not removed. But what got Thalidomide removed from the market? It was all the cases of missing arms and legs of the babies born to the mothers of those who took the drug.

This statement on the importance of anecdotal evidence as opposed to peer reviewed double blind studies is from Dr. Johnathan Cole, MD, the father of Psychopharmacology:

“The real world is not perfect. Drugs can and do cause adverse effects which can resemble the manifestations of the illness and arguments about the causes and nature of these adverse events, including suicides, must rest on case reports [anecdotal evidence] and data collected in small studies for other purposes. . . If some cases stand out strikingly, there are logically others where the adverse effect is more subtle.”

ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE A DEADLY SLEEP DISORDER

KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE

The REM Sleep Disorder is what the world remains unaware of in these tragic cases where you act out nightmares. The fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with this most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.

This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.

 

EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE

What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study: http://www.drugawareness.org/mutant-mice-key-to-human-violence-an-excess-serotonin/

REMEMBER THERE ARE MANY MORE VIDEOS, ARTICLES, ETC. AT www.drugawareness.org WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE PROGRESS OVER THE LAST TWO & A HALF DECADES OF THIS BATTLE FOR TRUTH ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS

 

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Survivor Story 225:43/77 – Our Politicians Have to Do Something

 

A Survivor Speaks Out

2003

This is Survivor Story number 43.
Total number of stories in current database is 77

9/29/2003

Our Politicians Have to Do Something

 

Antidepressants

“Heaven help us all.”

I just discovered your website for the first time today.

I have no idea if this is something of interest to you, but one of the things in my experience with the medical profession that absolutely infuriates me is the following.

A few years ago I developed intense episodes of anxiety. Over a period of nine months I went through a side effects nightmare with a variety of psychiatric medications – Paxil, Wellbutrin, Neurontin, etc. I experienced weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleeplessness, depression, tremors, trouble breathing – just to name a few.

Finally I got fed up and went to a holistic physician. He discovered that I had many food sensitivities. And when I stopped eating those foods – lo and behold – my anxiety attacks vanished!

All those trips to the psychologist and psychiatrist – all those darn medications and side effects – all that needless suffering on top of the condition I was already suffering from – all for what!

Did my conventional family doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist ever once raise the possibility of food sensitivities as a cause of my anxiety attacks?

No – not once.

Did those doctors even give me the time of day when I went back and told them how the problem with my anxiety attacks was solved?

Of course not!

Our politicians need to do something about this absolutely insane situation. We’re a bunch of sheep getting eaten by the wolves out here and I don’t see anyone in Washington doing a darn thing about it!

Heaven help us all,

Paul Lamon
Morrisville, PA

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