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“People have asked me, “why are you doing this?“ This isn’t what I wanted to do. But I had a choice. I could put my head down and walk away from it – pretending I didn’t see it. Or, I could get involved and take the risk of doing that. And I have taken those risks and I have endured what came along with it, but I have endured it happily. Because I believe that if I can spare one kid from getting this injury – from that pain…. God gave these children lives, and these companies are stealing that from them. That is a crime. That is assault and battery. It’s child abuse. In some cases it’s even worse. I feel like I didn’t have any choice about getting involved with this fight. And once I got involved with it, – I’m going to fight it until the end. And I’m not going to stand down. And I’m not going to give up. And I’m going to fight for you – and I’m going to fight for your children.”….. ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
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The results of this new study out just days ago, on September 14, 2017, found that antidepressant users had a 33% higher chance of death than non-users and they also had a 14% higher risk of cardiovascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks! (Please note that a study involving “hundreds of thousands” is an absolutely massive number for a research study to include.) “The researchers reviewed studies involving hundreds of thousands of people and found that antidepressant users had a 33% higher chance of death than non-users. Antidepressant users also had a 14% higher risk of cardiovascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks. The findings were published today in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.”
Anyone familiar with the mode of death produced by too much serotonin, a toxic condition known as Serotonin Syndrome, should be aware that the high levels of serotonin, which accumulate from the Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition process, produce death by shutting down multiple major organs. Keeping that in mind please look at this quote about this research: “It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression blocks the absorption of serotonin by neurons. It is less widely known, though, that all the major organs of the body—the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver—use serotonin from the bloodstream. Antidepressants [Along with any other drug that has Serotonin Reuptake Inhibiting Properties] block the absorption of serotonin in these organs as well, and the researchers warn that antidepressants could increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly.”
Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers.
It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression blocks the absorption of serotonin by neurons. It is less widely known, though, that all the major organs of the body—the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver—use serotonin from the bloodstream.
Antidepressants block the absorption of serotonin in these organs as well, and the researchers warn that antidepressants could increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly.
The researchers reviewed studies involving hundreds of thousands of people and found that antidepressant users had a 33% higher chance of death than non-users. Antidepressant users also had a 14% higher risk of cardiovascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks. The findings were published today in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
“We are very concerned by these results. They suggest that we shouldn’t be taking antidepressant drugs without understanding precisely how they interact with the body,” says author Paul Andrews, an associate professor at McMaster University who led the research team.
Taken by one in eight adult Americans, antidepressants are among the most frequently used medications. They are often prescribed by family doctors without a formal diagnosis of depression, on the assumption they are safe. Since depression itself can be deadly—people with depression are at an increased risk of suicide, stroke and heart attack—many physicians think that antidepressants could save lives by reducing depressive symptoms.
However, McMaster researcher and co-author Marta Maslej, says, “Our findings are important because they undermine this assumption. I think people would be much less willing to take these drugs if they were aware how little is known about their impact outside of the brain, and that what we do know points to an increased risk of death.”
Benoit Mulsant, a psychiatrist at the University of Toronto who was also involved in the study, says the findings point to the need for more research on how antidepressants actually do work.
“I prescribe antidepressants even though I do not know if they are more harmful than helpful in the long-term. I am worried that in some patients they could be, and psychiatrists in 50 years will wonder why we did not do more to find out,” Mulsant says.
Interestingly, the news about antidepressants is not all bad. The researchers found that antidepressants are not harmful for people with cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. This makes sense since these antidepressants have blood-thinning effects that are useful in treating such disorders. Unfortunately, this also means that for most people who are in otherwise good cardiovascular health, antidepressants tend to be harmful.
Provided by McMaster University
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Utah has the highest rate of youth suicide in the world. It is the leading cause of death in youth in Utah where they are losing over 600 children per year!! Never yet that I am aware of in tracking this have antidepressants been discussed as the CAUSE of the high rate of suicide. They are only encouraged as the cure for suicide. Ironic in light of the FDA Black Box Warning issued in 2004 indicating a doubling of suicidal ideation by antidepressants when given to children! PLEASE those of you in Utah join me in standing up for this cause tomorrow morning or I will go alone as I have so often in the past. Someone has to speak up for this atrocity! If we can wake up Utah where the problem is the worst perhaps we can wake up the world! You will find me under the signs that say “Prevent Youth Suicide, Ban Antidepressants!”
Thanks to my ex-Senator Charles Grassley we learned that NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) were funded 81% by Pharma explaining why their only solution for mental illness is medication. The head of NAMI was so embarrassed by the disclosure that he stepped down. Now there are other groups like the ones behind this gathering. How much are they getting from Pharma to do the same thing? As I searched through their website it was full of suggestions of medicating children with antidepressants. THIS NEEDS TO END!!!!!!! The announcement for this event follows:
Watch the recording: Here
Downtown, Salt Lake City
______Broadway Media radio stations: Mix 105.1 (KUDD), X96 (KXRK), U92 (KUUU), Rewind 100.7 (KYMV), Eagle 101.5 (KEGA), ESPN 700 (KALL) and ESPN 960 (KOVO)______
On the morning of September 15th, 2017, from 9-10AM, radio personalities Jon Watkins of Mix 105.1, and Bill Allred of X96, will host a town hall style discussion along with a panel of guests, which includes: Attorney General Sean Reyes, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and other leading local health experts (health experts best described as drug pushers?!) who will address questions from participating high school students and listeners to start an open discussion about suicide prevention. This event will be broadcast live on all Broadway Media radio stations: Mix 105.1 (KUDD), X96 (KXRK), U92 (KUUU), Rewind 100.7 (KYMV), Eagle 101.5 (KEGA), ESPN 700 (KALL) and ESPN 960 (KOVO), and will be live streamed on radio station Facebook platforms, and online at www.broadwaymediagroup.com. Broadway Media hopes that leading this open discussion will help the local community feel empowered to openly engage their friends, family members and neighbors about prevention, and bring the topic of suicide out of the shadows.
“After learning about the statistics of suicide in this state, I decided it was time for us to use our voice to shine a light on this growing health crisis. This event is not about doom and gloom. This event is about starting a conversation no one wants to have and sharing the unbelievable and free resources that are available to anyone in despair. This broadcast is about hope.” – Kayvon Motiee, President, Broadway Media
X96 and Broadway Media invites their media peers, clients and partners, and members of the community who would like to attend, to join them on-site the morning of September 15th at 50 West Café, to take part in this discussion and learn how to take action, and raise awareness about suicide prevention. X96 and Broadway Media would like to implore the community for their support in this endeavor. As this crisis continues to take the lives of Utahn’s and their loved ones, it is time to move past the fear and speak out about this growing public health issue, and open a safe forum for support, information and local resources.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, established in 1987, is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. As a critical resource in the community, the AFSP provides funding for scientific research, education to the public about mental health and suicide prevention, and support and aid for those affected by suicide. If you or a loved one is in distress, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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One of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded has caused damage on several islands, including Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Martin
FOR ALL THOSE ON MEDICATIONS & HOW THIS STORM MAY IMPACT YOU
For years I have warned about the issues that could arise due to any type of emergency that could lead to patients not being able to get their medications for a period thus being forced into abrupt withdrawal. When the FDA has warned that any abrupt change in dose, whether increasing or decreasing the dose can cause suicide, hostility or psychosis this is a serious concern. And when you know how many pharmaceutical company manufacturing plants are based in Puerto Rico, North Carolina and New Jersey which may all be in the wake of this storm it could cause even some longer term problems with availability.
FOR ALL THOSE IN THE WAY OF THE STORM ON MEDICATIONS
Florida officials began ordering evacuations as Hurricane Irma intensifies to a Category 5 storm. Anyone in the target zone of Irma please be safe and don’t forget your medical directives and medication. See if it’s possible to get early refills due to the storm. People were forced into cold turkey withdrawal in recent hurricanes from their prescription medications because they didn’t anticipate the damage and the difficulties in getting refills after the storms.
Latest Alert from Florida: The state of Florida has ordered all prescriptions to be refilled even if it is not time yet. Basically they said “get all your prescriptions now because the pharmacies have been told to fill them, then get out of harm’s way.”
FLORIDA LAW CONCERNING ADVANCED SCRIPTS
(1) In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to readily obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense:
(a) A one-time emergency refill of up to a 72-hour supply of the prescribed medication; or
(b) A one-time emergency refill of one vial of insulin to treat diabetes mellitus.
(2) If the Governor issues an emergency order or proclamation of a state of emergency, the pharmacist may dispense up to a 30-day supply in the areas or counties affected by the order or proclamation, provided that:
(a) The prescription is not for a medicinal drug listed in Schedule II appearing in chapter 893.
(b) The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy in a chronic condition.
(c) In the pharmacist’s professional judgment, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort.
(d) The dispensing pharmacist creates a written order containing all of the prescription information required by this chapter and chapters 499 and 893 and signs that order.
(e) The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing within a reasonable time after such dispensing.
History.—ss. 19, 27, ch. 86-256; s. 3, ch. 89-77; s. 59, ch. 91-137; s. 6, ch. 91-156; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 30, ch. 93-211; s. 24, ch. 2016-230.
IF NARCOTIC- Pharmacist MUST get oral RX and permission from doctor for 3 day supply.
(f) A prescription for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II may be dispensed only upon a written prescription of a practitioner, except that in an emergency situation, as defined by regulation of the Department of Health, such controlled substance may be dispensed upon oral prescription but is limited to a 72-hour supply. A prescription for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II may not be refilled.
The 2017 Florida Statutes
MILITARY AFFAIRS AND RELATED MATTERS
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252.358 Emergency-preparedness prescription medication refills.—All health insurers, managed care organizations, and other entities that are licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulation and provide prescription medication coverage as part of a policy or contract shall waive time restrictions on prescription medication refills, which include suspension of electronic “refill too soon” edits to pharmacies, to enable insureds or subscribers to refill prescriptions in advance, if there are authorized refills remaining, and shall authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a 30-day supply of any prescription medication, regardless of the date upon which the prescription had most recently been filled by a pharmacist, when the following conditions occur:
(1) The person seeking the prescription medication refill resides in a county that:
(a) Is under a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service;
(b) Is declared to be under a state of emergency in an executive order issued by the Governor; or
(c) Has activated its emergency operations center and its emergency management plan.
(2) The prescription medication refill is requested within 30 days after the origination date of the conditions stated in this section or until such conditions are terminated by the issuing authority or no longer exist. The time period for the waiver of prescription medication refills may be extended in 15- or 30-day increments by emergency orders issued by the Office of Insurance Regulation.
This section does not excuse or exempt an insured or subscriber from compliance with all other terms of the policy or contract providing prescription medication coverage. This section takes effect July 1, 2006.
History.—s. 29, ch. 2006-71.
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Neurontin and its newer more potent version, Lyrica, are widely used for off-label indications that are an outright flagrant danger to the public. These blockbuster drugs were approved for use even though the FDA had no idea what they actually did in the brain. A shocking new study shows that they block the formation of new brain synapses1, drastically reducing the potential for rejuvenating brain plasticity – meaning that these drugs will cause brain decline faster than any substance known to mankind.
The problem of these drugs is compounded by their flagrant illegal marketing. Neurontin was approved by the FDA for epilepsy back in 1994. The drug underwent massive illegal off-label promotion that cost Warner-Lambert 430 million dollars (the very first big fine for off-label promotion). The drug is now owned by Pfizer. Pfizer also owns Lyrica, a super-potent version of Neurontin. It has been approved by the FDA for various types of pain and fibromyalgia. Lyrica is one of four drugs which a subsidiary of Pfizer illegally marketed, resulting in a $2.3 billion settlement against Pfizer.
Even though the marketing of these drugs has been heavily fined, they continue to rack up billions in sales from the off-label uses. Doctors use them for all manner of nerve issues because they are good at suppressing symptoms. However, such uses can no longer be justified because the actual mechanism of the drugs is finally understood and they are creating a significant long-term reduction in nerve health.
The researchers in the above study try to downplay the serious nature of the drugs by saying “adult neurons don’t form many new synapses.” That is simply not true. The new science is showing that brain health during aging relies on the formation of new synapses. Even these researchers managed to question the common use of these medications in pregnant women. How is a fetus supposed to make new nerve cells when the mother is taking a drug that blocks them?
These are the kind of situations the FDA should be all over. As usual, the FDA is sitting around pondering a suicide warning for Lyrica while its off-label uses include bi-polar disorder and migraine headaches. The FDA is likely to twiddle its thumbs for the next decade on the brain damage issue. Consumer beware.
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Today, Thursday, April 20, 2017, marks the 18th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and marks the day after Barry Loukitis, in one of the first school shootings in this country, was once again given 189 years for killing a teacher and two classmates in Moses Lake, WA while no mention of these drugs and the role they played in that case has ever been mentioned in his defense! And while the real guilty parties in these school shootings continue to live in plush luxury with no repercussions whatsoever to this day!
The 12 students listed below and one teacher, William “Dave” Sanders, 47, were killed during the attack on the morning of April 20, 1999. And Eric Harris and Dylan Kleebold lost their lives in either a double suicide or a murder/suicide after the attack. Today we remember all the lives that were lost that day as well as those were severely injured and those whose lives were changed forever when Eric and Dylan reacted to their antidepressants:
Cassie Bernall, 17
Steven Curnow, 14
Corey DePooter, 17
Kelly Fleming, 16
Matthew Kechter, 16
Daniel Mauser, 15
Daniel Rohrbough, 15
Rachel Scott, 17
Isaiah Shoels, 18
John Tomlin, 16
Lauren Townsend, 18
Kyle Velasquez, 16
The day this happened I was on the phone with Ruben Ortega, Chief of Police in Salt Lake City, discussing with him some local tragedies to help him to understand the impact of these drugs upon the community he served and the public as a whole. The Salt Lake Family History Library shooting had recently happened with an elderly Russian man killing two before being shot. That elderly Russian man had an experience very similar to the German Wings pilot who two years ago took a plane with 150 to their deaths as he flew it into a mountain side in the Alps. This elderly Russian man noticed that he was losing his eyesight as a result of his antidepressant so he just stopped taking it with NO IDEA what that can cause! (If you see the REM Sleep Disorder listed in the Evidence section on School Shootings you will see the reaction he had that morning on his daily walk past the Family History Library as he opened fire killing one of my dear friends, Don Thomas, whom I had warned over and over again about the danger he was in there as the Family History Library security guard.) As Chief Ortega learned more and more about how these drugs work and how they can produce psychosis and violence and are so very similar in action to a slow fuse LSD or PCP he mentioned that was the case in the recent KSL shooting as well. The woman who came into that building shooting and killing a woman who worked there and her unborn child was also on one of these drugs. He then asked me, “Do you think what is going on right now in that school shooting in Littleton, CO could be caused by these drugs as well?” I replied that I did not generally see a case where two people go off the deep end on these drugs at the same time, but if they commit suicide too, you can bet it is one of these cases.” I was to later learn that about the same time I was making that statement to Chief Ortega is when Eric and Dylan lost their lives to the suicidal ideation we now have warnings are doubled for those under the age of 25 who take these drugs.
Please watch Mark Taylor’s Fight For Columbine to see how this tragedy has never gone away for Mark and has only gotten worse for him after he filed suit against the antidepressant maker of Luvox . Luvox is the antidepressant Eric Harris was taking when he shot Mark. And before anyone starts in on we don’t have any evidence of Dylan being on anything you need to know that a girlfriend of Dylan’s came to Mark Taylor’s mother and then spoke with me about trying to help Dylan come off his Zoloft and Paxil (the same drug found guilty in the suicide of one of the nations’ leading attorneys.
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I cannot believe how incredibly stupid this drug company is!!!! If they were not made foolish enough in the Tobin vs Glaxo case by their own expert testifying under oath that according to his decades of research on serotonin that the two pills of their deadly antidepressant Paxil taken by a mild mannered elderly grandfather Donald Schell should have been expected to cause him to shoot his wife, visiting daughter and infant granddaughter and himself….Yet they were stupid enough to take the case of a suicide by a prominent attorney to court instead of settling the case with a gag order in place to keep this from the public as they have done for decades?!!
They must all be on these antidepressant drugs shown in 1993 research to turn brain cells into corkscrew shapes!!!!! There clearly are not a lot of smarts in that company!
Or maybe they think they have produced enough corkscrew shaped brain cells in the general public with these drugs that no one will notice this verdict….
Whatever this is great news for victims because apparently this attorney took the generic version of Paxil, Paroxetine, which has been able to avoid wrongful death suits because it is a generic form of a drug that has been ruled “safe and effective” by the FDA. It did not work this time! Glaxo who put out the original Paxil and Brisdelle (Paxil with a name change given for Menopause) has now been found liable for this suicide!! I love it! Karma has found them and they have reaped what they sowed for putting these deadly drugs on the market.
If you have been harmed by either Paxil or the new Brisdelle please join our Facebook groups:
Paxil Should Be Illegal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370289153168180/
Brisdelle Should Be Illegal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1648377142065087
Law360, Chicago (April 20, 2017, 4:20 PM EDT) — An Illinois federal jury on Thursday found GlaxoSmithKline liable for the death of Reed Smith LLP partner Stewart Dolin and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $3 million to the attorney’s widow, reaching the conclusion that a generic version of GSK’s Paxil caused Dolin to take his own life.
A nine-person jury agreed with Wendy Dolin that her husband had committed suicide in 2010 under the influence of generic paroxetine, an antidepressant sold as brand-named Paxil. (AP) Following five weeks of trial testimony, the nine-person jury agreed…
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.law360.com/productliability/articles/912864/breaking-gsk-hit-with-3m-verdict-for-reed-smith-atty-s-suicide?nl_pk=c1c2604e-b651-48ad-8061-e111b387ca43&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=productliability
Attorney Stu Dolan’s suicide was horrific. It was yet another suicide by train which in my research I have RARELY found any of these extremely violent suicides which did not include the use of an antidepressant. Read here about this extremely high profile and very successful attorney to know that a $3Million verdict did not even begin to compensate for this man’s life!!!
Original Articles on Stu Dolan suicide:
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So many of you were disappointed when I reposted the blog on the amazing transformation of Frank Ferrante in the movie “May I Be Frank?” because the link to the free viewing of the movie had expired. Well today I got an email from Food Matters who are offering a free viewing of the movie for the next 48 hours beginning this morning!!! So I am encouraging all of you to watch it to see the amazing changes one can make with diet and other alternatives in such a short time. Keep in mind that Frank not only had been on Effexor for 10 years, but during the same time period he also was being treated with Interferon for Hepatitis C, and I think he was also being medicated for diabetes. The Hep C was gone in 23 days! You will witness an incredible change first hand and Frank will keep you laughing through most of it.
(WORD OF CAUTION: If you are not accustomed to a NY Italian’s rough language, get ready to ignore it and watch the miracle of Frank becoming who he says is the person he came here to be!!) Our original post on Frank’s story is posted below.
(ALSO BE CAUTIONED THAT FRANK DID NOT COME OFF HIS EFFEXOR COMPLETELY DURING THIS TRANSFORMATION. WE WILL BE SPEAKING WITH ONE ANOTHER SOON TO SEE JUST HOW HE WAS ABLE TO DO THAT AND HOW LONG IT TOOK HIM. PLEASE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THOSE CONSIDERING WITHDRAWAING FROM AN ANTIDEPRESSANT TO DOWNLOAD MY MP3 “HELP! I CAN’T GET OFF MY ANTIDEPRESSANT!” ON HOW TO DO SO SAFELY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES IN DOSE: https://store.drugawareness.org/product/help-i-cant-get-off-my-antidepressant-mp3-download/ )
Have you watched Part 5 of the workshop yet?
There are such valuable insights during this part of the workshop, as we discuss more of the emotional side of cleansing and health journey. We can’t cleanse our bodies without cleansing our emotions, and both are incredibly valuable.
Make sure to check out my fun and inspiring chat with Frank Ferrante. Frank has a truly unique perspective on life and health and has come so far in his journey.
We want to thank you so much for joining us for this workshop, and also want to commend you for taking the time to educate and inspire yourself to live a healthier life.
So now you might be wondering, “How how do I put these learnings into action?” This can be the most difficult part of the path because we often don’t know what to do next!
Our 7 Day Food Matters Cleanse is the perfect next step for you, if you are ready to start rebalancing your body and removing toxins that are holding you back from experiencing ultimate health and vitality.
It’s so easy to let our health be put on the “backburner” and not realise that we are robbing ourselves and those we love of our best self. I often think back and wonder where my father would be today, if he had not taken action and made his health his #1 priority! It’s kinda scary to think about…
OUR ORIGNINAL POST: http://www.drugawareness.org/movie-a-total-transformation-from-drugs-to-health-may-i-be-frank/