NY TIMES: Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers, New Analysis Says

“This paper is alarming, but its existence is a good thing,” said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, who was not involved in either the original study or the reanalysis. “It signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ABRUPT OR RAPID WITHDRAWAL FROM PAXIL OR ANY ANTIDEPRESSANT OR SWITCHING ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN CONTINUING ON THE DRUG!!!! SEE INFORMATION ON SAFE WITHDRAWAL BELOW.

David Healy, one of the authors of the reanalysis, said that adverse events in the original study involved suicidal thinking or behavior but were mislabeled.

Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. On Wednesday, a major medical journal posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true.

That study — featured prominently by the journal BMJ — is a clear break from scientific custom and reflects a new era in scientific publishing, some experts said, opening the way for journals to post multiple interpretations of the same experiment. It comes at a time of self-examination across science — retractions are at an all-time high; recent cases of fraud have shaken fields as diverse as anesthesia and political science; and earlier this month researchers reported that less than half of a sample of psychology papers held up.

“This paper is alarming, but its existence is a good thing,” said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, who was not involved in either the original study or the reanalysis. “It signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”

The authors of the reanalysis said that many clinical studies had some of the same issues as the original Paxil study, and that data should be made freely available across clinical medicine, so that multiple parties could analyze them.

The dispute itself is a long-running one: Questions surrounding the 2001 study played a central role in the so-called antidepressant wars of the early 2000s, which led to strong warnings on the labels of Paxil and similar drugs citing the potential suicide risk for children, adolescents and young adults. The drugs are considered beneficial and less risky for many adults over 25 with depression.

Over the years, thousands of people taking or withdrawing from Paxil or other psychiatric drugs have committed violent acts, including suicide, experts said, though no firm statistics are available. Because many factors could have contributed to that behavior, it is still far from clear who is at risk — and for whom the drugs are protective…..”

[I would remind Benedict that those initial studies done on these antidepressants which the drug makers kept hidden, even from the FDA, for 20 years, indicated when anylized in 2008 that these antidepressants provide no more benefit than a placebo would. Yet as we see from the FDA Black Box Warnings and this re-analysis of this study Paxil has some very serious issues associated with it that leaves the Risk to Benefit ratio so far off balance to the negative side that this drug needs to be banned like all the rest of the SSRIs and SNRIs do! Please pull up our database of cases and read the real life laboratory results on Paxil in the way of violence and suicide …. www.SSRIstories.NET

Also keep in mind that Paxil was found to be the cause of the mass murder/suicide committed by Donald Schell and resulting in the deaths of three of his family members and himself after Mr. Schell took only two pills of Paxil. See Tobin vs Glaxo 2001 in Cheyenne, WY.

A FEW CHILD CASES OF SUICIDE AND VIOLENCE RELATED TO PAXIL

To refer you to only a few cases involving children/teens and Paxil from the above database of cases:

12 year old Kara Otter hung herself from a planter: http://www.drugawareness.org/kara-jane-otter-12-pics-before-and-after-paxil-glaxosmithkline-what-have-you-done/]

12  year old Christopher Pittman switching from Paxil to Zoloft shot his grandparents – the two people who meant the most to him in the world – and burned their home down: http://www.drugawareness.org/zoloft-murder-the-case-of-12-year-old-christopher-pittman/

15 year old girl and her 10 year old brother, both had been on Paxil and she was in withdrawal, when they stabbed their six year old brother to death and buried him out back: http://ssristories.net/archive/show2ccd.php?item=228

16 year old Corey Baadsgard switching from Paxil to Effexor took a gun to school and held 24 classmates at gun point while alternatively putting the gun under his own chin. As the only school shooter to speak out watch him describe what happened here: http://www.drugawareness.org/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1/

FINISH READING THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE

To read the rest of this New York Times article coming out tomorrow morning click the following link. BENEDICT CAREY is a great writer and excellent researcher and I would suggest that all read this entire article…..

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/health/antidepressant-paxil-is-unsafe-for-teenagers-new-analysis-says.html?_r=0

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, exactly as antidepressants were designed to do, has long been 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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Meet Dr. John Virapen – The Man Who BOUGHT Prozac’s Approval

“I indirectly contributed to the death of . . . people, whose shadows now haunt me.”

Yes, I did say “BOUGHT” the approval for Prozac! Once the managing director for Eli Lilly in Sweden he now wants “to see chemical medicine taken out of the equation. John and I did our first show together in 2010 in Provo, UT. I believe it was his first in America discussing how he, under direct orders from his superiors at Eli Lilly, bribed the approval for Prozac (You will not believe how little he paid to get that approval!!) in Sweden thereby paving the way for the approval of all the Prozac clones that followed it – Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Sarafem, Stratera,  Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Remeron, Pristiq, Cymbalta, Brisdelle, etc.

Why Sweden? That was because Sweden was known for their strict approval guidelines for medications so that other countries would rush the drug through the approval process in their countries with little scrutiny. This is how the SSRI antidepressants were born as the designer drugs in our world which now bring in $11 Billion annually.

If anyone really thought Prozac’s approval had anything to do with any benefit the drug might have or that the benefits were backed by scientific research then here is their wake up call! The next time anyone attempts to defend an antidepressant and states that any of these antidepressants are helping patients please share this post with them so that they learn the truth about these drugs and their birth!!! In doing that PLEASE share with them the WITHDRAWAL WARNING posted below! If you do not know what you are doing in withdrawal it can be the most dangerous period of taking an antidepressant and tragically MOST doctors remain unaware of that fact!

He has just learned that his first book, Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider, will be turned into a full-length feature film.

Click the link below to listen to him reveal on the show we did just how he went about putting that deal to get Prozac on the market…How much he paid…How he groomed the man responsible for making that decision…. The carrot he dangled to catch his attention and sweeten the deal….How medical research is really done….Questions about vaccine safety….How common bribery is in the prescription drug world we all consider so “safe” but may never again after listening to his confessions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl8uTZZYw-s&feature=youtu.be

And in the following recent article “Former Top Industry Insider Reveals Big Pharma Secrets” John  ….

  1. • Reveals how bribery is common practice in drug approvals.
  2. • Admits he pushed drugs worldwide which he knew were not safe

John began to realize that the drugs he was pitching were not drugs, but death. He was well aware early on that thousands had died or committed suicide by taking the drugs. In his book he confesses, “I indirectly contributed to the death of . . . people, whose shadows now haunt me.”

“Spending nearly 30 years pushing Big Pharma’s wares onto doctors, who would then push them onto an unsuspecting, trusting public, Virapen made millions dealing drugs, crisscrossing the globe in the hopes of convincing healthcare professionals to use his company’s products, even when he knew they were unsafe.

“Seeing his latest son born in 2004 was an epiphany for him, and he decided to come out of the shadows to make sure no one else died at the hands of pharmaceuticals. Virapen is now 71 years old.”

Read how John Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know!

WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT PROZAC’S APPROVAL PROCESS – SOMETHING THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!

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AMERICAN FREE PRESS asked Virapen to explain how he helped get Prozac into the hands of tens of millions worldwide.

“My boss told me, ‘Do what you have to do’ to get the drug approved,” he said.

Finding the man responsible for the approval, and researching his background for clues on how to best approach him, they met at an Indian restaurant to discuss Virapen’s proposal.

“He was laughing,” Virapen told this reporter, “and I asked him, ‘What are you laughing at?’”

“He told me, ‘This product is no good, it’s a load of rubbish,’ ” said Virapen.

Around a month later, Virapen’s target received a $25,000 check from Lilly, a bribe, plus a promise to do a 10-year study on the drug, “which meant millions for him,” Virapen explained.

“I had performed a criminal act,” he wrote in his book. “I was forced to use bribery to influence drug approval, even though I knew the drug would harm people.”

“All the companies were the same,” said Virapen. “I did a lot of bribery. I’m an expert.”

Read more here about what John reveals in this article: “Former Top Industry Insider Reveals Big Pharma Secrets”

TO READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=19198

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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 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 for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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!

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STUDY: Paxil Offers Little Benefit Over Placebo in Depression or Anxiety

Paxil pill

PAXIL OR PAX-HELL

AS CONSUMERS REFER TO IT

A new study has been published in PLOS demonstrating that Paxil, which they point out works like most all other antidepressants indicating similar results can be expected for all other antidepressants, is of little more benefit than a placebo. See the information in my comment to demonstrate the dangers of antidepressants and to support your arguments against the use of these drugs. Find the link to the article on the study below and my comments to one comment disputing the reputation of the PLOS journal and to the study results below.

My Comment: ANTIDEPRESSANTS SHOULD BE BANNED…

First of all there is NOTHING of questionable repute when it comes to PLOS. It is well respected. Most likely the only ones questioning their repute after this study are those connected to the $11 Billion (Plus) income coming in from antidepressants. 🙂

No one should find the results of this study surprising at all because it is only supporting old news. I believe it was back in 2008 the news broke that studies kept hidden by the antidepressant manufacturers for 20 years, even kept hidden from the FDA, demonstrated there was no more benefit from antidepressants than placebo. Google it.

So no benefit, yet if you read the side effects it is clear to see that the risk to benefit ratio of these drugs is “down the toilet”!

The drugs carry warnings of both suicidal and homicidal ideation (that is constant compulsive thoughts of killing oneself or others along with the same constant compulsive thoughts of various ways to kill).

Antidepressants are also found in 86% of the diagnosed cases of REM Sleep Disorder where patients act out nightmares in a sleep state and which is also known to include both murder and suicide.

All this negative potential when a placebo would offer as much in the way of benefit?! Seriously?

And suicidal and homicidal compulsions are only the tip of the antidepressant iceberg! You also have the 7 times greater chance of breast cancer with Paxil which is now being touted for menopause under the new name Brisdelle and specifically for women with a greater risk of breast cancer!

Then there is the three to four times greater rate of Autism for the children born to moms who take antidepressants, not to mention all the babies born with holes in their hearts or transposed arteries – both requiring open heart surgeries at birth and a lifetime of medical issues after..

And to top that off the hypothesis behind the drugs is backwards. Serotonin was never low in depression! What was low in depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, mania, impulsive murder or suicide, cravings for alcohol, etc was serotonin metabolism – the exact thing antidepressants are designed to inhibit! Which means the drugs should cause all of the above reactions. (See my 2004 testimony before the FDA Advisory Committee for additional data on that issue.) Just read a package insert for warnings of most all of the above as possible “side effects.”

Add to all that the fact that antidepressants produce horrible and very dangerous withdrawal for many unless they know enough to go down EXTREMELY slowly taking months or years (depending on how long they have been on the drugs) to wean off only a granule or two at a time in order to do so safely and successfully, Most patients and their doctors attempt to wean much too rapidly producing rebound depression from the withdrawal thus causing the patient to end up back on the drugs again. This is the reason people stay on antidepressants for so long – THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET OFF SAFELY!!!

Clearly there is no benefit that justifies any of the risks!

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 

http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2014/09/popular-antidepressant-paxil-offers-little-benefit-over-placebo-treating-anxi#comment-200484

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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 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 for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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!

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New Research: Traumatic brain injuries [or antidepressants?] linked to higher military suicide rates

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Higher Military Suicides

Or … Is It Really Antidepressants Prescribed to Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries Which Produces Higher Rates of Suicide?

According to research at the University of Utah, traumatic brain injuries put troops at a higher risk of suicide.

They also found that those with more than one head injury are at a higher risk.

“After sustaining an injury we see increased rates of insomnia,” said National Center for Veterans Studies Associate Director Craig Bryan. “We see increased rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder. All of these are risk factors for suicide, as well.”

Yet antidepressants cause insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder as side effects which are risk factors for suicide. So if the individual has been prescribed an antidepressant are these risk factors for suicide coming from the head injury or the antidepressant? This must be taken into consideration.

My comment I posted to this article is: “I have posted several articles on the subject of military suicides just today and I can tell you that in this study unless they also documented the antidepressants involved in each case their head injury research will be flawed. The reason for that is because traumatic head injury produces a kindling effect when antidepressants are introduced which then causes the individual to have an increase in adverse reactions to the drugs.

“Wellbutrin is the only antidepressant I am aware of that currently has strong warnings against use for those with head injury. The others should have added similar warnings long ago.

“Another consideration is the FDA warning for these young military personnel who fall into the under 25 age group where the FDA has warned that antidepressants increase suicidality for them almost doubling the rate.”

Interestingly if you watch the video portion of this report you will find something not in the written report which is the odd figure no one seems to be able to figure out yet which is that 85% of those military suicides were by troops who had never seen battle!

How long can they dance around the issue of the medications? They are clearly the most common thread. But who is prescribing the medications? They are. So do you think they may be doing fast dancing around this issue to avoid being held liable for these deaths?

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!”

Original article: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=26805911

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!”

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HARVARD EXPERTS: The Myth of Safe & Effective Drugs: Why The FDA Cannot Be Trusted

FDA logo with pills

HARVARD EXPERTS: THE MYTH OF SAFE & EFFECTIVE DRUGS: WHY THE FDA CANNOT BE TRUSTED

In an article soon to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (JLME) and coming from Harvard experts is an eye opener for those who blindly follow FDA guidelines thinking that will protect them and their loved ones from the harm that can come from prescription medications.

The article first alerting us to this new research comes from the Harvard Ethics blog of one of the three authors of the paper and is titled “Risky Drugs: Why The FDA Cannot Be Trusted” by Donald W. Light. He begins this article with some important points about this 35 page paper:

“A forthcoming article … presents evidence that about 90 percent of all new drugs approved by the FDA over the past 30 years are little or no more effective for patients than existing drugs.

“The bar for “safe” is equally low, and over the past 30 years, approved drugs have caused an epidemic of harmful side effects, even when properly prescribed. Every week, about 53,000 excess hospitalizations and about 2400 excess deaths occur in the United States among people taking properly prescribed drugs to be healthier. One in every five drugs approved ends up causing serious harm,1 while one in ten provide substantial benefit compared to existing, established drugs. This is the opposite of what people want or expect from the FDA.”

Original article:http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/blog/312-risky-drugs

Let me point out here that I believe that figure for deaths to be skewed because on our site at www.drugawareness.org we quote a 1995 study done by pharmacists alarmed by the high number of deaths due to prescription medications. They found that prescription drugs are the third, not forth, leading cause of death in America and that there are 200,000 deaths per year as a result as opposed to the later figure of only half that amount which figure they are using here.

Either way you count you can see how closely the death toll comes to the death toll at 9/11. Let me remind you that for only one week’s worth of deaths we are continuing to suffer every week since then as a result of prescription medications we went to war for a decade after 9/11! We need to demand our government take this information and do something about this tragic loss in our country! As you read more from this new article you will see how much they are playing a part in this problem though.

You can learn much from the title of the article about to be published “Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs.” The authors of the paper are:

Donald W. Light
Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine; Harvard University – Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Joel Lexchin
York University

Jonathan J. Darrow
Harvard Law School

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2013, Forthcoming

And the abstract will give you insight into what you will find:

“Over the past 35 years, patients have suffered from a largely hidden epidemic of side effects from drugs that usually have few offsetting benefits. The pharmaceutical industry has corrupted the practice of medicine through its influence over what drugs are developed, how they are tested, and how medical knowledge is created. Since 1906, heavy commercial influence has compromised Congressional legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs. The authorization of user fees in 1992 has turned drug companies into the FDA’s prime clients, deepening the regulatory and cultural capture of the agency. Industry has demanded shorter average review times and, with less time to thoroughly review evidence, increased hospitalizations and deaths have resulted. Meeting the needs of the drug companies has taken priority over meeting the needs of patients. Unless this corruption of regulatory intent is reversed, the situation will continue to deteriorate. We offer practical suggestions including: separating the funding of clinical trials from their conduct, analysis, and publication: independent FDA leadership; full public funding for all FDA activities; measures to discourage R&D [Research and Development] on drugs with few if any new clinical benefits; and the creation of a National Drug Safety Board.”

The paper in its entirety can be found here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2282014

I believe it is quite clear that the reason 90% of new drugs out there are no more effective than those older drugs already on the market is that the pharmaceutical companies are continuously redesigning these drugs so that they can obtain new patents on them. Of course that is done in order to bring in more income because you can charge far more for patented drugs than you can unpatented drugs.

When you combine this information about 90% of drugs on the market being no more effective than older meds with the information we have posted on our site from Dr. John Ioannidis, who is the world’s leading expert on medical research, stating that 90% of medical research is basically bogus, it makes you question why anyone would want to risk using prescription medications at all!!

After reading the interview from the Atlantic Monthly article titled “Lies, Damn Lies, and Medical Science” with Dr. Ioannidis you have to ask yourself if you would not take your car to be fixed by a mechanic who is relying on information about the car that is 90% incorrect, why would you take your body or the body of your loved ones to a doctor who is relying on information that is 90% incorrect? At this point it would appear to me that the risk is far too great! But I leave you all this information to study and then to answer that question for yourself.

Here is the link to the interview with Dr. Ioannidis: http://www.drugawareness.org/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!”

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Chemical Warfare in Syria? Or the United States?

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Chemical Warfare in Syria? Or the United States?

Thanks to our New Zealand director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) and Paul Pezzack from the UK for taking my message about chemical warfare and putting it into a media format that is clear as a bell!!!!!! This is exactly the question I was asking a couple of days ago on our Facebook page about our president being upset enough about the possibility of chemical warfare being used by the government in Syria against their own people!

The question should be “Does it take one to know one?!”

I will be sending out a new study from Harvard in the next day or two that clearly states the data involved in the chemical warfare the US government has unleashed upon the American public via the FDA. This study along with another study by pharmacists, point out that we are losing between 2,300 and 3,300 lives every week in this country to “properly prescribed prescription drugs.” That is a total of between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year as a direct result of prescription drugs being used as directed, not abused.

The researchers are also quick to point out that deaths from over-dosing, errors, or recreational drug use would significantly  increase this total. And I would add the death toll from birth defects, and murders and suicides as a result of these drugs would also drastically increase those numbers. Then when you add the deaths and damage from the chemicals allowed in our food supply (farm animals consume more drugs than any other living beings on the planet which are then consumed by an unsuspecting public) and via GMO foods where the one consuming the GMO foods is ingesting the pesticide injected into the seed before planting.

A death toll in those numbers outdoes just about any war I am aware of in our recent past!

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!”

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DEPRESSION TREATMENT SAFE FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS????

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Depression treatment safe for Alzheimer’s patients???

New “research is out touting the use of antidepressants among those suffering from Alzheimer’s as safe and effective. Please protect your loved ones from this and warn your neighbors.

My opinion of this so called “research”? Well here is another study to add to the estimated 90% that are completely falsified according to Dr. John Ioannidis, the world’s leading expert on medical research. (Atlantic Monthly Nov, 2010) In my 23 years of specializing in the adverse effects of antidepressants I have found that the drugs literally wipe out memory. One young woman has no recall of her first year of college. Most say they cannot recall for the time they were on the antidepressants what was real and what was a dream.

I thought this particular quote quite interesting: “Around one quarter of people who have Alzheimer’s disease are also suffering from clinical depression. Indeed, it can be quite difficult to distinguish the two conditions.” The reason it is difficult to distinguish between the two conditions is because the antidepressants produce so many symptoms of Alzheimer’s!

So strong is the negative effect upon memory that amnesia has long been listed as a frequent side effect of antidepressants. Brain scans show that the memory areas of the brain is the last to recover.

I just testified before Parliament in Denmark on the brain damage produced by antidepressants. It would seem with the damage to the brain from Alzheimer’s the last thing these patients would need is additional brain damage from an antidepressant! Someone needs to see who funded this so called “research.”

Original article touting the use of antidepressants in those suffering from Alzheimer’s: http://www.tele-management.ca/2013/08/depression-treatment-safe-for-alzheimers-patients-2/

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!

 

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

 

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!”

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FISH ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS … ANXIOUS, ANTI-SOCIAL, AGGRESSIVE, HOMICIDAL

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FISH ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS…

ANXIOUS, ANTI-SOCIAL, AGGRESSIVE, HOMICIDAL

INITIAL WARNING 2000: In the year 2000 there were 2000 scientists worldwide who joined together with the warning of antidepressants and other pharmaceuticals in our water supply. We first put out our warning then – almost exactly 13 years ago: http://www.drugawareness.org/drug-awareness-org-newsletters/anti-depressants-get-into-water-system

ESCALATING CONCERNS: By reading our above newsletter from 5/2000 and comparing it to the following article you can see how the warnings have escalated as the problem has become more and more obvious with nothing being done to stop it. The birth rate dropping, lack of desire to mate, the changes in sexual orientation (documented in my book as early as 1994), the anxiety, anti-social and aggressive and homicidal tendencies we are faced with throughout society as a result of being exposed to these drugs in our water supply should be of great concern and should certainly have called for changes by now!

MY RESPONSE: This is my response to the following article:

“EXCELLENT ARTICLE! Clearly fish are suffering the same reactions I have seen in humans for the past two decades as I have written & lectured about these drugs, testified in criminal cases involving them and assisted those working to rebuild their health after using antidepressants.

“The anxiety and antisocial or Autistic-like behavior have long been reported by those on antidepressants as should be expected since all have long been known to involve elevated levels of serotonin. One study out of Australia (Esler, et al) noted an EIGHT times higher level of serotonin in those suffering anxiety.

“And I am very much interested in the fact that scientists continue to find what I have found in the way of gender confusion or even transgender changes in those exposed to these drugs. Someone needs to find a way to survey the gay population to see just how many were given antidepressants before “realizing” they had gay tendencies. The first person I witnessed these changes in was a doctor who was a happily married man when he started on Prozac but then began over his several year period of use to wonder if he was gay. This scenario has been repeated MANY times over the past two decades of gathering these cases. In one case a husband and wife started on antidepressants after the birth of a baby with birth defects. Soon both decided they were gay and divorced.

“I am very much concerned about what we are going to be seeing in the offspring of those mothers who have remained on these drugs during their pregnancies. If what I am seeing is the tip of the iceberg I have great concern for our future if we cannot learn how to counter these adverse effects!”

I encourage you to please read the full article below as the information is extensive and very very very important in understanding the full impact of these drugs upon our society and upon our world!

WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants we always recommend that you also give reference to the 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 we have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness www.drugawareness.org & ssristories.drugawareness.org

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!”

PLEASE READ ORIGINAL LATEST ARTICLE ON WATER SUPPLY CONCERNS OVER PHARMACEUTICALS:

Fish on Prozac: Anxious, Anti-Social and Aggressive

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Environmental Health News
By Brian Bienkowski

June 13, 2013

When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social and sometimes even homicidal.

New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams, can alter genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior.

Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S.; about 250 million prescriptions are filled every year. And they also are the highest-documented drugs contaminating waterways, which has experts worried about fish. Traces of the drugs typically get into streams when people excrete them, then sewage treatment plants discharge the effluent.
Exposure to fluoxetine, known by the trade name Prozac, had a bizarre effect on male fathead minnows, according to new, unpublished research by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Fathead minnows exposed to low doses of antidepressant drugs became anxious, anti-social and aggressive. Photo credit: Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Male minnows exposed to a small dose of the drug in laboratories ignored females. They spent more time under a tile, so their reproduction decreased and they took more time capturing prey, according to Rebecca Klaper, a professor of freshwater sciences who spoke about her findings at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry conference last fall. Klaper said the doses of Prozac added to the fishes’ water were “very low concentrations,” one part per billion, which is found in some wastewater discharged into streams.

When the dose was increased, but still at levels found in some wastewater, females produced fewer eggs and males became aggressive, killing females in some cases, Klaper said at the conference.

The drugs seem to cause these behavioral problems by scrambling how genes in the fish brains are expressed, or turned on and off. The minnows were exposed when they were a couple of months old and still developing.

There appeared to be architectural changes to the young minnows’ brains, Klaper said at the toxicology conference. Growth of the axons, which are long nerve fibers that transmit information to the body, was disrupted.

The new findings build on Klaper’s previous research, which tested minnows with the gene changes to see how well they avoided predators. They swam longer distances and made more directional changes, which suggests that the drugs induced anxiety.

The drugs used in the study were among the most common in sewage: Prozac, Effexor and Tegretol. The researchers tested each drug alone and in combination.
“At high doses we expect brain changes,” Klaper said. “But we saw the gene expression changes and then behavioral changes at doses that we consider environmentally relevant.”

However, there is too little evidence to know whether pharmaceuticals are having any impacts on fish populations in the wild, said Bryan Brooks, an environmental science professor at Baylor University who has extensively studied pharmaceuticals in streams and fish.’

Any changes in reproduction, eating and avoiding prey can have devastating impacts for fish populations, Klaper said.

The most vulnerable fish populations are those downstream of sewage treatment plants, where prescription drugs consistently show up in higher levels than in other waterways. It’s only within the past decade that technology has allowed plants to test for the chemicals in their wastewater and in waters downstream, though most still don’t, said Steve Carr, supervisor of the chemistry research group at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

Fish downstream of wastewater treatment plants are more at risk of pharmaceutical exposure, experts say. Photo credit: Humboldt State University.
One of the antidepressants tested in the fish—Tegretol—comes into the treatment plants and goes out at near constant levels, said Eric Nelson, a senior chemist with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

That means the county’s treatment technology does not seem to have any effect on the drug. It comes in and leaves in a very tight range, about 150 to 400 parts per trillion, Nelson said.

Nelson said the two other drugs tested on the fish—Prozac and Effexor—are discharged in effluent at even lower levels: between about 20 and 30 parts per trillion. In comparison, the levels that altered behavior of the lab fish were 50 times higher.

When monitoring an Iowa and a Colorado stream, the U.S. Geological Survey found most drugs at levels similar to Los Angeles County’s. However, these low levels could still find their way into fish brains, according to their 2010 study.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found traces of antidepressants in Iowa’s Fourmile Creek. Photo credit: USGS Researchers found elevated levels of pharmaceuticals in the stream water two to six miles from the sewage treatment plants. But the chemicals at the highest levels in the water were not the ones most prevalent in the fish brains.

“The fish downstream of the wastewater treatment had elevated concentrations of two antidepressants … Zoloft and Prozac,” said Edward Furlong, a research chemist at the U.S. Geological Survey based in Boulder, CO. “And these were relatively low in water compared to others.”

Even if the levels released into streams seem low, they are constant, which is problematic, Brooks said.

“The drugs may not be classically persistent like PCBs [Polychlorinated biphenyl],” Brooks said. “But they’re pseudo-persistent. The [continuous] exposure of organisms in a stream is equivalent to a chemical that is persistent.”
Some drugs bioaccumulate, or build up, in rainbow trout, according to Brooks’ research. Also, rainbow trout exposed to sewage effluent have pharmaceuticals in their blood at levels as high as those that affect the brains of people, according to research in Sweden.

Brooks said the likelihood of bioaccumulation for pharmaceuticals is high. “People have to take these drugs for weeks before they start having effects. They slowly bioaccumulate in your system,” which suggests bioaccumulation potential in fish, too, said Brooks.

Changes to the brain can affect all kinds of things in fish, Klaper said. And since humans have a similar brain gene structure, the findings raise questions about whether traces of these drugs in drinking water might harm human health.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers pharmaceuticals an “emerging concern,” and has concluded that the chemicals may pose risks to wildlife and humans. There are currently no federal regulations of the compounds in waste or drinking water. However, 12 pharmaceuticals are currently on the EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List, which are chemicals that may require regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Studies have consistently found prescription drugs in drinking water at parts-per-trillion levels. U.S. Geological Survey scientists sampled 74 waterways used for drinking water in 25 states in 2008 and found 53 had one or more of the three dozen pharmaceuticals they were testing for in their water. Forty percent of the pharmaceuticals were found at one or more of the sites.

Fifty-four active pharmaceutical ingredients and 10 metabolites have been detected in treated U.S. drinking water, according to a 2010 EPA review.
Studies of children exposed in the womb to antidepressants taken by their mothers show effects on their motor development and a higher risk of some birth defects.

But health officials say the levels found in some drinking water are too low to cause harm.

According to a 2012 World Health Organization report, the “trace quantities of pharmaceuticals in drinking water are very unlikely to pose risks to human health.” The report said that the amount found in drinking water is usually 1,000 times lower than doses expected to have an effect on a person.
But Klaper said that in light of the gene changes in fish brains, officials may need to rethink what is considered safe.

“Fish do not metabolize drugs like we do,” Klaper said. “Even if environmental doses aren’t thought to be much for a human, fish could still have significant accumulation, and, it appears, changes in their brain’s gene expression.”

http://ecowatch.com/2013/fish-prozac-anxious-anti-social-aggressive/#comment-77264

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REVIEW OF 7000 STUDIES: PROCESSED MEATS TOO DANGEROUS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!!!!!

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PROCESSED MEATS TOO DANGEROUS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION ACCORDING TO REVIEW OF 7000 STUDIES!!!!!!

So WHY are processed meats STILL on the market in light of such overwhelmingly damning research???? The answer is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. It is no different than it is for deadly prescription drugs that remain on the market. When the FDA allows antidepressants with listed side effects of both suicidal and homicidal ideation (obsessions or compulsions) to remain on the market why would we be surprised to learn the FDA has not banned these processed meats even after the evidence from an astounding 7000 studies?!

NEWS FLASH: ANSWER: THE FDA IS NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!! Most of those at the FDA go to work in high paying positions for pharmaceutical firms or industry after leaving their jobs with the FDA. They are there to protect their own future income.

http://hollyleehealth.com/2013/04/02/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

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FDA WARNS: DEPAKOTE (VALPROATE ACID) PRODUCES LOWER IQ IN OFFSPRING

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DEPAKOTE (VALPROATE) LOWERS IQ IN OFFSPRING

Drugs containing valproate (Depacon, Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER, Depakene, Stavzor and their generics) are used to prevent migraine headaches, treat epileptic seizures and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Drugs containing valproate already carry a boxed warning for birth defects.

According to the FDA the results of a recent study showed that children exposed to valproate products in the womb had lower IQ at the age of six than children who were exposed to other antiepileptics. And we should ask how much lower the IQ is in comparrison to children of mothers who take no antiepileptic drugs.

“Valproate medications should never be used in pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches because we have even more data now that shows the risks to the children outweigh any treatment benefits for this use,” FDA’s Director of the Division of Neurology Products, Russell Katz said.

www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/us-migrainedrug-fda-idUSBRE9450PS20130506

FDA warns on use of certain migraine drugs during pregnancy

Mon May 6, 2013 2:30pm EDT

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on the use of migraine drug valproate sodium in pregnant women as it could result in lower IQ scores in the baby.

The FDA said the results of a recent study showed that children exposed to valproate products in the womb had lower IQ at the age of six than children who were exposed to other antiepileptics.

Drugs containing valproate are used to prevent migraine headaches, treat epileptic seizures and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

Abbott Laboratories’ Depacon, Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER and Depakene, and Noven Therapeutics LLC’s Stavzor and their generics contain valproate. (r.reuters.com/nej87t)

Drugs containing valproate already carry a boxed warning for birth defects.

“Valproate medications should never be used in pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches because we have even more data now that shows the risks to the children outweigh any treatment benefits for this use,” FDA’s Director of the Division of Neurology Products, Russell Katz said.

This is the second time the FDA has warned on drugs containing valproate. In a June 2011 press release, the regulator had issued interim results of a study showing reduced cognitive functions in three-year-old children exposed to valproate.

(Reporting By Pallavi Ail in Bangalore; Editing by Roshni Menon)

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