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    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

    Psychiatric drugs create ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD

    “In 2012, I found out that the ten biggest drug companies in the world commit repeated and serious crimes to such a degree that they fulfill the criteria for organised crime under US law,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    “They involve colossal thefts of public monies and they contribute substantially to the fact that our drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.”

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:40 am | [0] comments

    DRUG COMPANY LIES

    ‘Drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD

    “The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:30 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    DRUG MONEY

    Harvard’s Joseph Biederman, MD who promoted antipsychotic drugs for children, failed to report $1.4M

    "Dr. Joseph Biederman, a world-renowned child psychiatrist, had earned far more money from drug makers than he had reported to his university [ it was revealed during a Congressional investigation in June 2008 ]," according to an article in the New York Times titled "Research Center Tied to Drug Company".

    "In June [ 2008 ], a Congressional investigation revealed that Dr. Biederman had failed to report to Harvard at least $1.4 million in outside income from Johnson & Johnson and other makers of antipsychotic medicines." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 11:34 am | [0] comments

    DRUG MONEY

    Study abstract claimed antipsychotic Risperdal worked better than placebo, but this was NOT true

    A study of the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal, in children with disruptive behavior disorder found that "children given placebos and those given Risperdal both improved significantly" according to an article in the New York Times titled "Research Center Tied to Drug Company".

    However, the draft abstract for the study that was sent from Dr. Gahan Pandina, a Johnson & Johnson executive, to the lead author of the study, world-renowned child psychiatrist, Joseph Biederman, MD from Harvard University, who has helped fuel the 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children, and the rapid rise in the use of powerful, risky and expensive antipsychotic drugs in children, stated that "only the children given Risperdal improved, while those given placebos did not" according to the New York Times article.

    "I will review this morning,” responded Dr. Biederman, according to the documents. "I will be happy to sign the forms if you could kindly send them to me." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 10:20 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    DRUG MONEY

    Harvard doctor behind explosion in antipsychotic drug use in children paid $1.6M by drug makers

    There was a 40-fold increase in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children from 1994 to 2003. This dramatic increase was partly fueled by the research of Joseph Biederman MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, "A world-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children earned at least $1.6 million in consulting fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but for years did not report much of this income to university officials, according to information given Congressional investigators" notes a 2008 article in the New York Times. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 3:10 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

    Antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs do more harm than good

    Psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs do more harm than good.

    Here are a few comments made by author Robert Whitaker, author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America" in an interview he did with Joseph Mercola, DO of Mercola.com.

    There are also a couple of quotes from Abram Hoffer, MD PhD.

    Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has also talked a lot about this. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 23, 2011 9:40 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    ZYPREXA

    Children and adolescents given Zyprexa gained an average of 18.7 lbs in 3 months

    Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Zyprexa (olanzapine) gained an average of 18.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:21 am | [0] comments

    ZYPREXA

    Children and adolescents given Seroquel gained an average of 13.4 lbs in 3 months

    Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) gained an average of 13.4 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:12 am | [0] comments

    ZYPREXA

    Children and adolescents given Risperdal gained an average of 11.7 lbs in 3 months

    Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Risperdal (Risperidone) gained an average of 11.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:04 am | [0] comments

    ZYPREXA

    Children and adolescents given Abilify gained an average of 9.7 lbs in 3 months

    Children and adolescents, 4- to 19-years-old, given Abilify (aripiprazole) gained an average of 11.7 lbs in less than 3 months (11 weeks) according to a new study published in JAMA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 7:00 am | [0] comments

    Monday, August 03, 2009

    XANAX WITHDRAWAL

    Drug company salesman had Xanax withdrawal symptoms for 6 months

    Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how she was addicted to the anti-anxiety drug Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 years.

    She also says that after stopping Xanax, she experienced withdrawal symptoms for 6 months. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 7:52 am | [0] comments

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUG WITHDRAWAL

    Drug company salesman notes that all psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal symptoms

    Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, notes that all psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal symptoms which are often worse than the initial condition.

    Traditional psychiatrists will often tell you that that you are having "rebound anxiety" or "rebound depression" or "rebound psychosis", and that you need to take these drugs forever and will never be normal without them, but this is not true Gwen notes.

    The withdrawal, according to Gwen, is your body trying to detoxify from these drugs. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 7:37 am | [0] comments

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUG WITHDRAWAL

    Drug company salesman notes to NEVER stop a psychiatric drugs on your own

    Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, states that you should NEVER stop a psychiatric drug on your own.

    You should ALWAYS be supervised by a health care professional because stopping these drugs will often cause withdrawal symptoms such as "rebound anxiety" or "rebound depression" or "rebound psychosis". Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 7:20 am | [0] comments

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUG WITHDRAWAL

    Drug company salesman suggests having alternative doctor to help withdraw from psychiatric drugs

    Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, suggests looking for an alternative doctor or a doctor who is involved in "Integrative Care" to supervise withdrawal of psychiatric drugs.

    She says that traditional psychiatrists are opposed to this because many psychiatrists have a vested interest in giving patients drugs.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 03, 2009 7:07 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, June 03, 2008

    RISPERDAL

    Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain and average of 14.7 lbs in five years, men 6.6 lbs

    The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes women to gain an average of 14.7 pounds in five years, and men to gain an average of 6.6 pounds according to a study from the Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 03, 2008 1:57 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    METFORMIN

    Metformin prevents weight gain from some antipsychotic drugs

    Metformin prevented additional weight gain in children who had gained 10 percent or more in less than a year while taking the antipsychotic drugs Zyprexa (olanzapine), Risperdal (risperidone) or Seroquel (quetiapine) according to a study from researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Those given a placebo gained an average of 9 pounds, while those given metformin did not gain an additional weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 15, 2007 2:53 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    ANTIPSYCHOTIC WEIGHT GAIN

    Among Antipsychotics, Zyprexa causes most weight gain, then Risperdal, then Clozapine, then Geodon

    Among schizophrenic patients on antipsychotic drugs who had gain an average of 54 pounds in less than six years, the average weight gain associated with various drugs was as follows. Zyprexa (olanzapine) was associated with an average weight gain of 57 pounds, Risperdal (risperidone) 55 pounds, Clozapine 54 pounds, and Geodon (ziprasidone) 35 pounds. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 02, 2006 3:05 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 29, 2006

    ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS

    Antipsychotic drugs: Diet, exercise and counseling causes weight loss of 13.2 lbs in patients

    Many antipsychotic drugs can cause considerable weight gain. An intense program of diet, exercise and counseling helped 17 chronically psychotic patients to lose an average of 13.2 pounds in six months according to a study from the Harvard Medical School in Belmont, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 29, 2006 2:23 am | [0] comments

    Friday, November 11, 2005

    SEROQUEL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Seroquel (quetiapine) causes significant weight gain in 56% of patients

    Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average weight gain of 7 percent or more in patients with schizophrenia or psychosis in 56 percent of patients according to a large, ongoing study of patients as noted in a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [2] comments

    ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes significant weight gain in 40 percent of patients

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 40 percent of patients according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [1] comments

    ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes average weight gain of 7.9 percent in bipolar patients

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) caused an average weight gain of 7.9 percent in patients with bipolar disorder (manic-depression) after an average time on the drug of 2 years and 5 months according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

    ZYPREXA-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes average weight gain in 20 pounds in schizophrenic patients

    Zyprexa (olanzapine) caused an average weight gain of 20.4 pounds in schizophrenic patients after an average time on the drug of 1 year and 10 months according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

    RISPERDAL-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Risperdal (risperidone) causes significant weight gain in 37 percent of patients

    The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes a 7 percent weight gain or more in 37 percent of patients according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    CLOZAPINE-INDUCED WEIGHT GAIN

    Clozapine causes average weight gain of 5 pounds, but in some as much as 28 pounds

    Clozapine, an antipsychotic drug, causes an average weight gain of 5.3 pounds, but weight changes vary widely among individuals, ranging from a weight loss of 38.5 pounds and a weight gain of 28.4 pounds according to a new review paper about drugs that cause weight gain. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 10, 2005 7:47 am | [2] comments

    Saturday, July 09, 2005

    Chart comparing weight gain from antipsychotic drugs

    Below is a chart comparing weight gain during the first two-and-a-half months from various antipsychotic drugs. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jul 09, 2005 12:45 pm | [2] comments

    Thursday, April 14, 2005

    ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS

    Antipsychotic drugs associated with weight gains of 2 to 22 pounds

    Many antipsychotic drugs are associated with weight gain. Solian (amisulpride), Geodon (ziprasidone), and Abilify (aripiprazole) are associated with weight gains of less than 4.4 pounds, however, Zyprexa (olanzapine) has been associated with a large weight gain of between 8.8 and 22 pounds according to a paper from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 14, 2005 5:29 am | [1] comments

    Thursday, March 03, 2005

    CLOZAPINE

    Clozaril (clozapine) caused weight gain of over 100 lbs in a pair of female twins

    The antipsychotic drug Clozaril (clozapine) caused a pair of female twins to gain over 100 pounds in 5.5 years according to a report out of Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 03, 2005 5:57 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, January 05, 2005

    DRUGS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA

    Drugs for schizophrenia: Abilify (aripiprazole) causes weight loss, Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain

    Schizophrenic patients given Abilify (aripiprazole) lost 3 pounds in six months compared to a weight gain of 9.4 pounds in patients given Zyprexa (olanzapine) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 05, 2005 5:38 am | [3] comments

    Monday, June 21, 2004

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: 22 lbs weight gain might offset lives saved from suicide

    A weight gain of 22-pound from the use of the antipsychotic drug clozapine might cause as many deaths as lives saved from suicide according to a recent paper from researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:25 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: 7% gain in one-third taking Zyprexa, one-fourth Seroquel

    The United States Federal Drug and Food Administration defines weight gain related to any given drug as an increase of 7 percent of bodyweight. Based on this definition, one study reported that a 7 percent weight gain was observed in 29 percent of patients treated with Zyprexa (olanzapine), 25 percent treated with Seroquel (quetiapine), 18 percent with Risperdal (risperidone), and 9.8 percent treated with Geodon (ziprasidone). Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:22 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Clozapine: 95 lbs in a year-and-two-months

    There is a case report of a person who gained 95 pounds in a year-and-two-months when put on the antipsychotic drug Clozaril (clozapine). Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:20 am | [1] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Clozapine: 9.8 lbs in two-and-a-half-months

    A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Clozaril (clozapine) causes an average weight gain of 9.8 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:15 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Clozapine: 3.7 lbs in one month

    The antipsychotic drug Clozaril (clozapine) causes an average weight gain of 3.7 pounds in one month according to recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 6:10 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Zyprexa: 9.1 lbs in two-and-a-half-months

    A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of 9.1 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:59 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Zyprexa: 5.1 lbs in one month

    The antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes an average weight gain of 5.1 pounds in one month according to recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:55 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Thioridazine: 7 lbs in two-and-a-half-months

    A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Mellaril (thioridazine), used to treat schizophrenia, causes an average weight gain of only 7 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:22 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Risperdal: 4.6 lbs in two-and-a-half-months

    A standard dose of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes an average weight gain of 4.6 pounds in two-and-a-half-months according to recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:10 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain in adolescents: Seroquel: 9 lbs in two months

    The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 9 pounds in two months according to recent study from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:09 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Risperdal: 2.2 lbs in one month

    The antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) causes an average weight gain of 2.2 pounds in one month according to recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:08 am | [0] comments

    Antipsychotic drug weight gain: Seroquel: 4-12 lbs in six weeks

    The antipsychotic drug Seroquel (quetiapine) causes an average of weight gain of 4 to 12 pounds in six weeks according to recent review paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 21, 2004 5:07 am | [7] comments
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