Royal College of Psychiatrists: “Antidepressant Withdrawal Severe, Not Mild”
Royal College of Psychiatrists: “Antidepressant Withdrawal Severe, effects of withdrawing from antidepressants were branded ‘mild’
But the Royal College of Psychiatrists has now changed its position to ‘severe’
This is yet another very serious aspect of antidepressants I have been screaming about at the top of my lungs & streaming across the top of our website www.drugawareness.orgwarning to microtaper off these drugs for a QUARTER OF A CENTURY NOW….but lets make this point very clear….I do NOT make that statement to gloat. I make that statement to point out HOW VERY LONG this information has been available to both doctors who have been jeapordizing their patients lives & health, both mental & physical, by taking them off abruptly & also available to so many patients who so desperately needed it. All the while far too many doctors have dismissed patients who have tried to tell them this, while labeling those patients “delusional” or “hypocondriacs” for reporting this severe withdrawal to them which we have long referred to as a quick trip to hell! Sadly, how many have lost their lives & suffered immeasurably as a result during all that time!
The shock of the abrupt withdrawal can produce suicidal ideation, psychosis, mania or bipolar, homicidal ideation, akathisia, severe insomnia, REM Sleep Disorder, etc.
MY MESSAGE TO DOCTORS HAS LONG BEEN: STOP ‘LISTENING TO PROZAC’ & ITS CLONES & LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENTS INSTEAD!!!!
In order to avoid having to repeat myself over & over & over again in helping people learn the method we had learned through our own research & through trial & error over the years I put out my CD on safe withdrawal, “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” That was back in June of 1999 when I was about to do a radio interview with Coast to Coast radio with 20 million listeners on the subject of the Columbine High School massacre. After all those people learned about the effects of these drugs in producing Columbine I did NOT want to repeat myself millions of times to those wanting to know how to come off these drugs!! So a CD that could repeat that for me seemed to be the smartest way to go.
Here is the link to that CD/MP3 on safe withdrawal:
“The attack happened just two days after Adams was released from prison, KPHO reports. Adams’ attorney Jacie Cotterell said he has a history of mental illness and should not have been released without proper medication.”
Jails & prisons have been causing cases like this for decades now because no one is warning them about the extreme danger of just dropping people off these drugs as they leave prison. And they have also caused many suicides by not insuring the prisoners are getting the medications they have been taking as they enter jail or prison thinking they will be fine for several days without it!
Abrupt withdrawal can produce suicidal ideation, psychosis, mania, bipolar, homicidal ideation, akathisia, severe insomnia, REM Sleep Disorder – many of which can produce very violent acts including homicide.
(And PLEASE use his reaction to this case as a warning to NOT vote for Cory Booker! All we need is yet another politician who is this ignorant about these cases!)
Man slit teen’s throat because “rap music made him feel unsafe,” police say
BY CHRISTOPHER BRITO
JULY 9, 2019 / 12:41 PM / CBS NEWS
Authorities have charged a white man recently released from prison with murder after he slit a teen’s throat inside a convenience store in Arizona last week. According to court documents obtained by CBS affiliate KPHO, Michael Adams, 27, allegedly did it because he felt “unsafe” listening to the child’s rap music.
Adams entered a Circle K store just outside Phoenix on Thursday when he walked up behind Elijah Al-Amin, 17, and allegedly stabbed him on the right side of his neck, police said. After Adams was arrested, he told officers that Elijah “did not do anything to threaten him” and heard him listening to rap music in the parking lot.
Michael Adams, 27, was charged with murder after allegedly cutting a teen’s throat.MARICOPA COUNTY JAILCourt documents said Adams yelled at detectives and stated that “rap music made him feel unsafe because in the past, he was attacked by people who listened to that music genre.” He also told investigators that he “needed to be proactive than reactive and protect himself and the community from the victim.”
Adams was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail with a count of first-degree premeditated murder, online records show. Adams’ bond was set at $1 million cash.
The attack happened just two days after Adams was released from prison, KPHO reports. Adams’ attorney Jacie Cotterell said he has a history of mental illness and should not have been released without proper medication.
However, the Arizona Department of Corrections said he wasn’t designated a seriously mentally ill and released on an absolute discharge on July 2.
Outcry erupted on social media following the death of Al-Amin. A hashtag #JusticeforElijah emerged on Twitter, where many users said he was the victim of a hate crime, including 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker.
“Another one of our children has been murdered in a heinous and unprovoked way—the DOJ must investigate this hate crime immediately. RIP Elijah,” Booker wrote on Monday.
Areanna Ivery, who worked with Elijah at Taco Bell for a year, told KPHO and Al-Amin bonded over his passion for rap.
“He talked about rap music all the time. He loved rap artists,” she said. “He just always said that rap artists spoke to him, that [rap] just gave him a sense of purpose, that he went through a lot of the things that [the artists] went through.”
What a huge pile of disinformation!!!! I cannot believe how people have fallen for all this garbage about bone broth! Talk about a witches brew! I am so sick of hearing this garbage! Does anyone have a functioning brain any longer to think things through logically? Here is just one point…this is supposed to boost the immune system?!! How does putting a foreign protein into your system boost your immune system? Foreign proteins trigger autoimmune disease. What happens in an organ transplant? The body automatically rejects that foreign protein & they have to give you drugs to prevent that natural reaction. Next, you will see Pharma trying to sell you drugs to keep you from rejecting your bone broth! After fighting them in court cases for 30 years, I can tell you that I would certainly not put that past their marketing department!
Merck just put up $48 Million to build a new facility & bring in 115 New jobs to Albany New York the very day before lawmakers they took away religious exemptions for vaccines! Coincidence? After testifying as a court witness against these companies & their drugs for three decades I can tell you there are no coincidences!
Listen to this leading Merck vaccine researcher admit to causing AIDS, Cancer, & the issues with SV40 with the polio vaccine. I was given the polio vaccine about age 6 & I developed terminal cancer in my early 20’s. Thank heavens for God given remedies that saved my life!
Cancer is the major killer of my generation. There were 98 Million of us exposed to cancer through the Polio vaccine! I will let you add up the toll both financially & in the senseless loss of lives to determine the full impact. And to those who are LDS allow me to paraphrase a statement which should be familiar to you as coming from Satan himself…”I will buy up EVERYONE & reign in blood & horror on this earth!”
“Among the discoveries he made at Merck, are vaccines for mumps, rubella, and measles…”
As you watch this video keep in mind this is the same man who developed today’s popular MMR vaccine! Makes me wonder what surprises this upcoming generation is in for with that one?!
Watch him admit to all of this & then laugh about doing it while never disclosing it to the public at the time because of the expected backlash …
“worlds leading vaccine expert Dr. Maurice Hilleman, Chief of the Merck Pharmaceutical Company’s vaccine division relay this problem he was having with imported monkeys. He best explains the origin of AIDS, but what you are about to hear was cut from any public disclosures.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: and I think that vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th century.
Narrator: 50 years ago when Maurice Hilleman was a high school student in Miles City Montana, he hoped he might qualify as a management trainee for the local JC Penney’s store. Instead, he went on to pioneer more breakthroughs in vaccine research and development than anyone in the history of American medicine. Among the discoveries he made at Merck, are vaccines for mumps, rubella, and measles…
The New York Times ran an article recently on Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a top vaccine developer who worked for Merck. The article was entirely positive, calling Dr. Hilleman “A Forgotten Pioneer of Vaccines.” The article states:
To a remarkable extent, we owe our well-being, and in many cases our lives, to the work of one man and to events that happened 50 years ago this spring.
Dr. Mercola ran an article on Dr. Hilleman back in 2011, which portrayed a completely different story from what the mainstream media reports regarding Dr. Hilleman. He featured a censored video of Dr. Hilleman that has circulated on Youtube for years. That video has since disappeared from Youtube, but others exist broadcasting the same interview with Dr. Hilleman. We have copied one below, along with the transcript.
Dr. Hilleman was the developer of Merck’s vaccine program. He developed over three dozen vaccines, more than any other scientist in history. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization. Hilleman was one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines. In the interview below he states: “vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th century.”
Dr. Mercola’s article reveals 60 different lab studies that linked the Salk Polio vaccine to cancer, which Helleman admits was the responsibility of Merck:
In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.
What was it contaminated with?
SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.
At first, no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.
But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman, Hilleman admits Merck’s responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.
Here is the interview, along with the transcript:
Dr. Len Horowitz: Listen now to the voice of the worlds leading vaccine expert Dr. Maurice Hilleman, Chief of the Merck Pharmaceutical Company’s vaccine division relay this problem he was having with imported monkeys. He best explains the origin of AIDS, but what you are about to hear was cut from any public disclosures.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: and I think that vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th century.
Narrator: 50 years ago when Maurice Hilleman was a high school student in Miles City Montana, he hoped he might qualify as a management trainee for the local JC Penney’s store. Instead, he went on to pioneer more breakthroughs in vaccine research and development than anyone in the history of American medicine. Among the discoveries he made at Merck, are vaccines for mumps, rubella and measles…
Dr. Edward Shorter: Tell me how you found SV40 and the polio vaccine.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: Well, that was at Merck. Yeah, I came to Merck. And uh, I was going to develop vaccines. And we had wild viruses in those days. You remember the wild monkey kidney viruses and so forth? And I finally after 6 months gave up and said that you cannot develop vaccines with these damn monkeys, we’re finished and if I can’t do something I’m going to quit, I’m not going to try it. So I went down to see Bill Mann at the zoo in Washington DC and I told Bill Mann, I said “look, I got a problem and I don’t know what the hell to do.” Bill Mann is a real bright guy. I said that these lousy monkeys are picking it up while being stored in the airports in transit, loading, off loading. He said, very simply, you go ahead and get your monkeys out of West Africa and get the African Green, bring them into Madrid unload them there, there is no other traffic there for animals, fly them into Philadelphia and pick them up. Or fly them into New York and pick them up, right off the airplane. So we brought African Greens in and I didn’t know we were importing the AIDS virus at the time. [emphasis added]
Miscellaneous background voices:…(laughter)… it was you who introduced the AIDS virus into the country. Now we know! (laughter) This is the real story! (laughter) What Merck won’t do to develop a vaccine! (laughter)
Dr Maurice Hilleman: So what he did, he brought in, I mean we brought in those monkeys, I only had those and this was the solution because those monkeys didn’t have the wild viruses but we…
Dr Edward Shorter: Wait, why didn’t the greens have the wild viruses since they came from Africa?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …because they weren’t, they weren’t, they weren’t being infected in these group holding things with all the other 40 different viruses…
Dr. Edward Shorter: but they had the ones that they brought from the jungle though…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …yeah, they had those, but those were relatively few what you do you have a gang housing you’re going to have an epidemic transmission of infection in a confined space. So anyway, the greens came in and now we have these and were taking our stocks to clean them up and god now I’m discovering new viruses. So, I said Judas Priest. Well I got an invitation from the Sister Kinney Foundation which was the opposing foundation when it was the live virus…
Dr. Edward Shorter: Ah, right…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: Yeah, they had jumped on the Sabin’s band wagon and they had asked me to come down and give a talk at the Sister Kinney Foundation meeting and I saw it was an international meeting and god, what am I going to talk about? I know what I’m going to do, I’m going to talk about the detection of non detectable viruses as a topic.
Dr. Albert Sabin …there were those who didn’t want a live virus vaccine… (unintelligible) …concentrated all its efforts on getting more and more people to use the killed virus vaccine, while they were supporting me for research on the live viruses.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: So now I got to have something (laughter), you know that going to attract attention. And gee, I thought that damn SV40, I mean that damn vaculating agent that we have, I’m just going to pick that particular one, that virus has got to be in vaccines, it’s got to be in the Sabin’s vaccines so I quick tested it (laughter) and sure enough it was in there.
Dr. Edward Shorter: I’ll be damned
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: … And so now…
Dr. Edward Shorter: …so you just took stocks of Sabin’s vaccines off the shelf here at Merck…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …yeah, well it had been made, it was made at Merck…
Dr. Edward Shorter: You were making it for Sabin at this point?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …Yeah, it was made before I came…
Dr. Edward Shorter: yeah, but at this point Sabin is still just doing massive field trials…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …uh huh
Dr. Edward Shorter: okay,
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …in Russia and so forth. So I go down and I talked about the detection of non detectable viruses and told Albert, I said listen Albert you know you and I are good friends but I’m going to go down there and you’re going to get upset. I’m going to talk about the virus that it’s in your vaccine. You’re going to get rid of the virus, don’t worry about it, you’re going to get rid of it… but umm, so of course Albert was very upset…
Dr. Edward Shorter: What did he say?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …well he said basically, that this is just another obfuscation that’s going to upset vaccines. I said well you know, you’re absolutely right, but we have a new era here we have a new era of the detection and the important thing is to get rid of these viruses.
Dr. Edward Shorter: Why would he call it an obfuscation if it was a virus that was contaminating the vaccine?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …well there are 40 different viruses in these vaccines anyway that we were inactivating and uh,
Dr. Edward Shorter: but you weren’t inactivating his though…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …no that’s right, but yellow fever vaccine had leukemia virus in it and you know this was in the days of very crude science. So anyway I went down and talked to him and said well, why are you concerned about it? Well I said “I’ll tell you what, I have a feeling in my bones that this virus is different, I don’t know why to tell you this but I …(unintelligible) …I just think this virus will have some long term effects.” And he said what? And I said “cancer”. (laughter) I said Albert, you probably think I’m nuts, but I just have that feeling. Well in the mean time we had taken this virus and put it into monkeys and into hamsters. So we had this meeting and that was sort of the topic of the day and the jokes that were going around was that “gee, we would win the Olympics because the Russians would all be loaded down with tumors.” (laughter) This was where the vaccine was being tested, this was where… so, uhh, and it really destroyed the meeting and it was sort of the topic. Well anyway…
Dr. Edward Shorter: Was this the physicians… (unintelligible) …meeting in New York?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman …well no, this was at Sister Kinney…
Dr. Edward Shorter: Sister Kinney, right…
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …and Del Becco (sp) got up and he foresaw problems with these kinds of agents.
Dr. Edward Shorter: Why didn’t this get out into the press?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …well, I guess it did I don’t remember. We had no press release on it. Obviously you don’t go out, this is a scientific affair within the scientific community…
Voice of news reporter: …an historic victory over a dread disease is dramatically unfolded at the U of Michigan. Here scientists usher in a new medical age with the monumental reports that prove that the Salk vaccine against crippling polio to be a sensational success. It’s a day of triumph for 40 year old Dr. Jonas E Salk developer of the vaccine. He arrives here with Basil O’Connor the head of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis that financed the tests. Hundreds of reporters and scientists gathered from all over the nation gathered for the momentous announcement….
Dr. Albert Sabin: …it was too much of a show, it was too much Hollywood. There was too much exaggeration and the impression in 1957 that was, no in 1954 that was given was that the problem had been solved , polio had been conquered.
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …but, anyway we knew it was in our seed stock from making vaccines. That virus you see, is one in 10,000 particles is not an activated… (unintelligible) …it was good science at the time because that was what you did. You didn’t worry about these wild viruses.
Dr. Edward Shorter: So you discovered, it wasn’t being inactivated in the Salk vaccine?
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: …Right. So then the next thing you know is, 3, 4 weeks after that we found that there were tumors popping up on these hamsters.
Dr. Len Horowitz: Despite AIDS and Leukemia suddenly becoming pandemic from “wild viruses” Hilleman said, this was “good science” at that time.
Please watch as he presents some very interesting facts…
My comments on this: Wow! Is it refreshing to read the comments posted here after listening to Crowder wisdom on this subject!! With me being an expert for 30 years on the meds that are the main cause of this nightmare we now live in, even an occasional glimpse of sanity is a welcome relief! This insanity is something I have watched & warned was coming for 30 years now after writing my book on antidepressants & their longer term adverse effects upon the body & brain as the drugs increase serotonin levels higher & higher.
Sadly the proper development of unborn children is being strongly affected by their mothers taking these drugs during pregnancy…something they were never warned of. (Perhaps our highest profile case was that of Jeffery Dahmer whose mother took a whopping 23 pills daily, mainly antidepressants with a few anti-seizure meds to counter the seizure inducing effects of the antidepressants.) And now we have more & more cases like Bruce Jenner, who showed every sign there is of being on an antidepressant, before deciding he was really a woman trapped in one of the most masculine bodies the world had ever seen!
My first case in 1993 was an Orlando, FL doctor who contacted me after losing everything he had (his practice, his family, his sexual orientation, etc.) after prescribing Prozac to himself. Needless to say, he was very upset & begged me to warn about this adverse drug effect coming from such a popular medication. He wanted me shouting that warning from the highest mountaintop I could find! But of course, my warning continued to fall upon deaf ears because it was politically incorrect to suggest such a thing as a change in sexual orientation might possibly be coming from a prescription drug – especially the most popular on the market! Meanwhile, I had more & more cases reported with even five in my own small neighborhood! I began watching the gay community explode as they became more & more aggressive. But the increase, we were led to believe, was only the gays supposedly rushing “out of the closet” & becoming vocal, rather than manic, where before they had been silent.
Then in the mid 90’s when invited to participate in a Southern California press conference on the Gulf War Syndrome, the Military nurse involved in organizing the conference shared with me a list of 17 points the CIA had laid out for a perfect mind control drug. The CIA had made clear to reporters they were looking for a replacement drug, specifically from Pharma, after Congress banned LSD, their drug of choice – a drug they had used a shocking 80% of their initial budget (our tax dollars) to purchase! In the end we would learn they had used LSD clandestinely on Military personnel, prisoners, & the public as test subjects as part of their MK Ultra program!
Chills ran down my spine as I read that list & realized that Prozac & it’s clones fit 16 of those 17 points perfectly & one of those 16 points was indeed “gender manipulation!”
Then in the year 2000 I got more shocking scientific backup as 2000 scientists from around the world (something that had never happened before) joined forces to issue a strong warning about a particular concern. Their warning was that there was so much Prozac & other prescription meds in our water supply that male fish were being born with ovaries because their mothers were being exposed to Prozac during pregnancy! The old “canary in the coal mine” warning was glaring us in the face!
But did anyone listen to that shocking warning of a sex change in a pill – a warning which should have been headline news? Of course not because our “fake media” contains fake media because it is bought & paid for media. And who has more money to buy the media than Pharma?!
For example I did the Leeza Gibbons Show on the most dangerous adverse effects of these drugs just six months before that 2000 warning. As I stepped on stage, with guests I brought with me, we were told we could use the word “antidepressant” but we could not mention the brand names of those drugs. Why? I quote, “Because of our advertisers.”
Only 3 months after being brave enough to address such an important issue her show was discontinued. Coincidence? More like what I have observed to be a very common pattern following my media appearances, which is why I get my independent news via the internet.
Anyway now you have the background info to know that this insanity you are witnessing has been orchestrated & in the works for many years. And it is shaping these nightmares of the shocking rise in “mental illness” which is really drug-induced psychosis as these drugs produce more of a gradual LSD effect, the constant argumentative behavior, the rage, the huge rise in suicidal & homicidal ideation, school & mass shootings, the pedophilia like the epidemic of female teachers seducing male students & other manic behaviors which our society is now overflowing with even though it has all been proven in court over & over again.
Watch me give the FDA a short list of that impact in 2006 as they only allow 3 minute presentations on such important issues…
WARNING: But if you know anyone on these drugs please warn them to NEVER abruptly or even rapidly discontinue these drugs like comedian Phil Hartman’s wife was advised to do just weeks before she shot him & herself in the deadly REM sleep disorder they cause which makes you act out nightmares in a dream state! And unfortunately for the Hartman’s, she was writing a screenplay about a woman who shoots her husband in his sleep. 🙁
The Extreme Violence That Can Come From Mixing
Antidepressants With Gender Altering Hormones
The very large majority of transgenders are on antidepressants, as I remain convinced Bruce Jenner is as well. And because of that their rate of suicide is extremely high. As with most suicides they are wrongly being blamed on anything & everything but antidepressants which have “suicidal ideation” listed as an admitted side effect! But these drugs also cause “homicidal ideation” even though the only one I am aware of who has added it to their list if warnings in the package insert is Effexor. Although since they put that warning on page 42 you would think they could still be charged with failure to warn because anyone would expect such a serious side effect would be listed in the first few pages of that insert!
Here is one case out of Australia currently in the news & I will add the one out of Arizona as soon as I find it again among my stacks & stacks of these cases!.
Zoloft & Two Gender Altering Meds Involved in 7-11 Axe Attack…
Watch video of sudden axe attack on two 7-11 customers by transvestite on meds….
So why is it that in America medical professionals, the court system and the general public who take these drugs remain completely oblivious to this information first published three years ago supporting all I have been warning about these drugs for 30 years? Could it be our bought media or “fake media” as President Trump calls them or “Operation Mockingbird” as the CIA calls them? Just how responsible for the lack of this lifesaving information are the media?
The Hidden Harm of Antidepressants – Scientific American. Find source here
An in-depth analysis of clinical trials reveals widespread underreporting of negative side effects, including suicide attempts and aggressive behavior
Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed medications out there. More than one out of 10 Americans over age 12—roughly 11 percent—take these drugs, according to a 2011 report by the National Center for Health Statistics. And yet, recent reports have revealed that important data about the safety of these drugs—especially their risks for children and adolescents—has been withheld from the medical community and the public.
In the latest and most comprehensive analysis, published last week in BMJ (the British Medical Journal),a group of researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen showed that pharmaceutical companies were not presenting the full extent of serious harm in clinical study reports, which are detailed documents sent to regulatory authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when applying for approval of a new drug. The researchers examined documents from 70 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of two common types of antidepressants—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI)—and found that the occurrence of suicidal thoughts and aggressive behavior doubled in children and adolescents who used these medications.
Riddled with conflicts
This paper comes on the heels of disturbing charges about conflicts of interest in reports on antidepressant trials. Last September a study published in theJournal of Clinical Epidemiology revealed that a third of meta-analyses of antidepressant studies were written by pharma employees and that these were 22 times less likely than other meta-studies to include negative statements about the drug. That same month another research group reported that after reanalyzing the data from Study 329, a 2001 clinical trial of Paxil funded by GlaxoSmithKline, they uncovered exaggerated efficacy and undisclosed harm to adolescents.
Because of the selective reporting of negative outcomes in journal articles, the researchers in the most recent BMJ study turned to clinical trial reports, which include more detailed information about the trials. They discovered that some of most the useful information was in individual patient listings buried in the appendices. For example, they uncovered suicide attempts that were passed off as “emotional lability” or “worsening depression” in the report itself. This information, however, was only available for 32 out of the 70 trials. “We found that a lot of the appendices were often only available upon request to the authorities, and the authorities had never requested them,” says Tarang Sharma, a PhD student at Cochrane and lead author of the study. “I’m actually kind of scared about how bad the actual situation would be if we had the complete data.”
“[This study] confirms that the full degree of harm of antidepressants is not reported,” says Joanna Moncrieff, a psychiatrist and researcher at University College London who was not involved in the study. “They are not reported in the published literature, we know that—and it appears that they are not properly reported in clinical study reports that go to the regulators and form the basis of decisions about licensing.”
Opening the black box
Getting access to clinical trial reports is no easy feat. Peter Gøtzsche, a clinician researcher at Cochrane and a co-author of the recent study made the first attempt to obtain these files from the EMA for antiobesity pills in 2007. “The EMA flatly denied us these reports,” Gøtzsche says. “They talked about commercial confidentiality although there was absolutely nothing in these reports that was commercially confidential. We explained that all this secrecy actually cost human lives, but they weren’t interested in that at all.”
It was only after three years, multiple requests and complaints to the European Ombudsman, an individual elected by the European Parliament to investigate claims against European Union institutions, that the research team finally received the documents. Following this case the EMA declared that it would widen public access to clinical trial–related documents. According to Gøtzsche, although they were able obtain this breakthrough in Europe in 2010 this has yet to happen in the U.S. “What America really needs is an ombudsman,” he says.
Researchers need better access to data from clinical trials in order to conduct assessments unimpeded by industry influence, Gøtzsche says. “It’s deeply unethical when patients volunteer to benefit science and then we let drug companies decide that we cannot get access to the raw data. The testing of drugs should be a public enterprise.”
Time to reassess?
Because many prior studies found increased suicidal ideation with antidepressant use, in 2004 the FDA gave these drugs a black box warning—a label reserved for the most serious hazards—and the EMA issued similar alerts. There are no labels about risks for aggression, however. Although hints about hostile behavior existed in the past, including in published case studies, last week’s BMJ study was the first large-scale work to document an increase in aggressive behavior in children and adolescents. “This is obviously important in the debate about school shootings in the States and in other places where the perpetrators are frequently taking antidepressants,” Moncrieff says.
Taken together with other research that raises questions about the pros and cons of this class of drugs—including studies that suggest antidepressants are only marginally better than placebos—some experts say it is time to reevaluate. “My view is that we really don’t have good enough evidence that antidepressants are effective and we have increasing evidence that they can be harmful,” Moncrieff says. “So we need to go into reverse and stop this increasing trend of prescribing [them].”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Diana Kwon is a journalist with a master’s degree in neuroscience from McGill University. She writes about health and the life sciences from Berlin.
Our website www.drugawareness.org was set up by Mark Miller who lost his 13 year old son by less than a week after starting on Zoloft. Like comedian Robin Williams he hung himself in his closet after suffering a REM Sleep Disorder where you act out nightmares including both murder & suicide. Research shows that 86% of those going into this previously rare & very deadly sleep disorder are currently taking antidepressants (mainly SSRIs).
I first began working on court cases involving these drugs in 1992. And what you need to know is there is NO safe therapeutic dose of Zoloft or ANY antidepressant!! Pharma’s own expert in a wrongful death case involving the ingestion of only two doses of his antidepressant testified to what the whole world needs to hear! (There is no way any drug rep has ever shared this info!) The following morning this mild mannered elderly man shot & killed the three people he loved the most, his wife, his visiting daughter, & infant granddaughter, before killing himself. The drug expert for the drug maker testified that the way the SSRI antidepressants work on serotonin what should be EXPECTED from them is impulsive murder or suicide! Of course, the family won that wrongful death case. (Tobin vs Glaxo) WY You can find thousands more documented cases posted at www.SSRIstories.net
I was the leading expert for the families who sued the pharmaceutical company for their antidepressant causing Columbine & the evidence is so overwhelming that their own experts have admitted in court that the action antidepressants produce upon serotonin should be EXPECTED to produce impulsive murder & suicide. What drugs besides the pain killers was he given when this happened? And was he given them in “treatment” to come off the pain killers? That is the normal protocol!!!
Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2019, just two weeks after the 20th anniversary of Columbine, two suspects were arrested after opening fire in a K-12 school shooting that is ongoing. Little is known yet as to casualties. I just got off the phone notifying Mark Taylor that 20 years after he took 6-13 bullets at Columbine while he was living in Highlands Ranch there is a school shooting going on there. And both of us are shocked that there is still little to no public knowledge about the antidepressants being behind the large majority of these shootings.
Here is the original article discussing what we know so far:
Saturday, May 4, Tucker Carlson on Fox News addressed Facebook Censorship on social media. I believe like me, you will see little difference in this situation & Nazi book burning, especially after seeing the short video clip of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg telling us how beneficial it is for all of us that they are “protecting” us. How are they protecting us? They are doing so by keeping us from all the “misinformation” they have deemed we need to be protected from.
This week Facebook has banned our www.SSRIstories.netdatabase of cases where you see one case after another, after another, after another, involving suicides out of the blue, school shootings, mass killings, murder/suicides, mothers & fathers killing their own children & children killing their parents, grandparents killing their own grandchildren & grandchildren killing their grandparents, teachers seducing students, false allegations of sexual abuse, embezzlement, etc, etc, etc – all triggered by antidepressants & other serotonergic drugs which are touted to be safe & effective.
This is the public safety information the judge in the first big Prozac-induced workplace violence case of Joseph Wesbecker at Standard Gravure in Louisville, KY said should never be kept from the public because it is such an important public safety issue.
This is the death toll which testifies against these drugs.
This is the blood shed by the innocent that cries out for justice. This is what they are attempting to silence! No one is being allowed to share it even in a private message!
Keep in mind that this website database has been used in medical research articles since 2007. Keep in mind that our database of cases which is the www.SSRIstories.Net site has been used in medical research articles since 2007. To give you an example here is the first one:
And yet Facebook will not allow the website to be shared anywhere on Facebook or even in any newspapers which allow their comments to be posted on Facebook! But know that every time you share any post I put our it will always include a link to that database of cases so this information can continue to be shared with those who need these warnings.
Burying the Truth
This is what I meant in my last post on Columbine when I used the phrase about Pharma “burying the truth” – something Pharma excels in! If you can hide your crimes you can continue to get away with committing those crimes. This is the main reason we have a criminal justice system.
But this type of censorship is what I have seen so much of in the 30 years I have worked to raise awareness of the extreme dangers of these drugs. I have seen silence bought, bribed, or coerced in so many ways & in ways, I never would have dreamed of!
One of the first was submitting my book on antidepressants to the largest health book distributor, Nutrabook, because all the health stores, which could not keep the copies on their shelves due to the demand, said it would be easier for them to get it that way. To my shock & the shock of all the store owners & naturopaths, chiropractors, etc. I knew they turned it down.
They all said something MUST be wrong & insisted I submit it again. So I did. And it was again turned down! All of them then begged me to call & ask why. When I did, after many years of being involved in natural health, I could not believe the answer I got! They said the reason was they already carried the book, Listening to Prozac (the book everyone has always believed to be commissioned by Eli Lilly to kick off the marketing for their blockbuster drug) & because they carried that book they “did not want to confuse their customers!” I was so shocked that this company would carry a book promoting a drug rather than natural substances my only reply was, “Hello?! Is this NUTRAbook?!!”
(Years later Columbine survivor Mark Taylor, his mother & I paid a visit to the head of Nutrabook, in Denver, CO. We made that visit so Mark could deliver a copy of Insight Magazine from the Washington Times by Kelly Omeara on how Columbine was caused by the antidepressants. Mark handed the man a copy & told him it was to thank him for helping to cause Columbine in his own backyard by choosing to carry a book promoting these drugs while refusing to carry a book warning about the dangers. Of course, we were immediately shown the door. 🙂 Mark should have lifted his shirt so he could see the evidence of the 6-13 bullets & the subsequent surgeries!)
I have seen whole sections of major newspapers discontinued because they were printing so much of my work pointing out the adverse effects of these drugs.
I have seen a major radio station with many millions of listeners bought out where I had been a frequent guest on this subject, with LOTS of airtime (3 & 4 hour shows). Of course, that kind of interest was generated because so many were being adversely affected by these drugs. But even though I held the position of their top guest, a position I held along with one other guest, from the day that sale went through for that station, I was no longer ever on that show!
I have seen news editors who refused to print articles written & submitted by their own reporters. All this was because they were negative reports on cases involving the antidepressants.
I saw Amazon pull my book on antidepressants, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare!, for two years. They told people looking for the book that the book was out of print even though I called them over & over again to inform them the book was most definitely in print & demanded they take that false statement off their website. Even threatening them with an attorney did no good.
That is just a small sampling of things that have happened to keep people from learning about these cases which is why I have often said if you really want to learn the truth about these drugs, read court transcripts!
Before anymore censoring occurs I would encourage everyone to go to our main website at https://www.drugawareness.org/newsletter/ & sign up for our newsletter so that we do not lose contact with any of you as this censorship war continues. Pharma would like nothing more than for that to happen.