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


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:54 am Email this article

    “Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    “It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.”

    Psychiatric Drugs Are The Most Corrupted One

    Psychiatric drugs are the most corrupted one writes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “I describe many therapeutic areas in my book, book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”, and have come to the conclusion that psychiatric drugs are the most corrupted one.

    Psychiatric Disorders are Easy to Manipulate

    Psychiatric drugs are vague, so it is easy to seemingly produce a positive effect, even for drugs that don’t work writes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “Psychiatry is the drug industry’s paradise as definitions of psychiatric disorders are vague and easy to manipulate, and as it is so easy to seemingly produce a positive effect, even for drugs that don’t work.

    Why Aren’t These People Put in Jail?

    Why are drug companies allowed to lie and commit habitual crimes, and yet we do nothing, writes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “How come we have allowed drug companies to lie so much, commit habitual crime and kill hundreds of thousands of patients, and yet we do nothing?

    “Why don’t we put those responsible in jail?

    Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good

    We Would Be Better Off Removing ALL Psychiatric Drugs writes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “But my studies in this area lead me to a very uncomfortable conclusion:
    “Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them.
    “It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.”

    Reference

    Gøtzsche P. Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Health Care. Article published on-line, 2013 Sep 9; http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/09/deadly-medicines-organised-crime-big-pharma-corrupted-health-care/

    About Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician 1984.

    He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95.

    He cofounded The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year.

    He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen.

    Peter has published more than 50 papers in “the big five” (British Medical Journal, Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine) and his scientific works have been cited over 10,000 times.

    He is author of the books
    “Rational Diagnosis and Treatment. Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making” (2007), 
    “Mammography Screening: truth, lies and controversy” (2012), and
    “Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care” (2013).

    Peter has an interest in statistics and research methodology. He is a member of several groups publishing guidelines for good reporting of research and has co-authored CONSORT for randomised trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and SPIRIT for trial protocols. Peter is an editor in the Cochrane Methodology Review Group.

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