Prescription for Sorrow: Antidepressants, Suicide and Violence Patrick D. Hahn Samizdat Writer’s Co-operative, 2020 A book review by Mira de Vries, MeTZelf Has your doctor prescribed you an antidepressant? Are you planning to have the prescription filled? Read this book first. SSRIs, falsely called antidepressants, are poisons. They do not relieve depression but do … [Read more...] about Remember Those Condemned to Swallow
Yesterday we had a review of Malcharist by Gary Schwitzer. Today's review is by Leemon McHenry - see below. Malcharist, by Paul John Scott, is a fictional account of one of psychiatry’s most influential key opinion leaders (KOLs), his ghostwriter, and a journalist on the trail of a big scandal in the world of Big Pharma. The story didn’t happen in reality, but Scott has … [Read more...] about Malcharist: Fact or Fiction?
.. The RxISK post on Medications Compromising Covid Infections resonated with many. Its basic premise that many of the drugs we are on might compromise our ability to fight the infection seems close to self-evident. It made a call to the powers that be to ensure that data was collected on the meds that people were also on at the time of death from Covid. Within the UK and … [Read more...] about The Lancet, The BMJ, The NEJM and RxISK
Editorial Note: The photograph is of Matt Hancock, England's Health Secretary. The photograph below is of Guido Rasi, the director of EMA. The title echoes a famous British TV program - Hancock's Half Hour, which over 50 years ago was must watch comedy on the BBC. This letter was emailed and posted yesterday. There is an update detailed below. Matt Hancock Secretary of … [Read more...] about PSSD and Hancock’s Half Brexit
Editorial: James Moore on his Let's Talk Withdrawal site has recently posted the following. The reason to reproduce here is that it seems to overlap so much with the Peter Goetzsche Affair - see below. In both instances we have an ex-Collaboration in one case and almost ex-College in another more concerned with their brand and business opportunities that with the integrity of … [Read more...] about Emotionally Unstable Brand Disorder
The news today in the UK is that nearly a quarter of young women have mental health problems - Here. A similar message appeared in this article from New Zealand a few days ago - Demand for university counselling services grows 25 per cent in two years - the text without photos and videos is below. North or South University students say they are on suicide watch for friends … [Read more...] about Emotionally Unstable Society Disorder
Editorial: There is a wonderful listserve Essential Drugs on E-Drugs@healthnet.org. It's an information service rather than a discussion forum. Recent mail E-DRUG: Swedish essential medicines list now in English This is an interesting development having a Swedish document translated to English! The list “Kloka listan” is a list of essential medicines for common diseases. … [Read more...] about The Wise List?
By Joanna Le Noury Saving Grace is the latest romantic novel by Jane Green. It tells the story of the perfect life of the beautiful, elegant Grace Chapman, married for 25 years to the very successful and respected author, Ted. Graces juggles stylish literary events, glamorous magazine galas, helps run Harmont House, a refuge for homeless women, and meets the demands of her … [Read more...] about Doctors Writing Scary Scripts… Saving Grace
Editorial Note: This post continues from Better to Die RxISKing It. This plea for a Peoples' Movement with those suffering adverse effects on drugs reporting them was the substance of a talk given a month ago to the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry in Los Angeles. Venus in furs Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs was published in 1870. It … [Read more...] about Better to Die RxISKing It 2
Editorial Note: For the past two months while there have been a series of authors on RxISK posts, David Healy has run a Persecution of Heretics series on davidhealy.org. The heresy is that drugs come with side effects - that they are poisons that can be put to close to magical use if both doctor and patient know they are dealing with a poison - See Persecution: Professional SUI … [Read more...] about The Persecution of Heretics