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Insomnia is a huge problem. Insomnia triggered by the drugs supposed to treat it is another huge problem. A RxISK post featuring enduring sleep difficulties after antidepressants has been very heavily accessed and commented on. Miranda Levy puts all three sleep problems in the frame in a way that all too many will recognize. Eight […]
The issue of dental problems linked to medications has previously been discussed on the blog. “After the rot sets in” told the story of someone on the antipsychotic olanzapine who developed crumbling and rotting teeth. “Can antidepressants make you less attractive” touched upon dental problems linked to antidepressants. “Gray Hair, Rotting Teeth, Semi-Blind and Demented” […]
Imagine this. Someone in your life finds you inordinately eccentric, annoying or alarming, and decides you have a “mental illness,” whatever that is. Soon, you are being apprehended, sometimes violently, and locked up on a psych ward, despite your clear statements that you do not agree to being detained or to being medicated against your […]
To me, The Zyprexa Papers reads like a combination between a Stephen King horror tale and a John Grisham legal thriller. I have met the author Jim Gottstein once, and I remember him as an unassuming low-key individual not prone to self-promotion. After reading this book, I now realize what a heroic figure he actually is. Not […]
On November 28, 2006, attorney Jim Gottstein received a phone call that would change his life. It would propel Gottstein into a legal war against the giant pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, who would retaliate against him for his release of Lilly’s own documents about its drug Zyprexa. A U.S. District Court would rule that Gottstein […]