medication madness

22May, 2013

Medication Madness – Part IV

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On February 19, 2012, CBS's 60 Minutes featured Dr. Irving Kirsch, Professor of Psychology at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and author of The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth. Kirsch was interviewed regarding his recently published data that demonstrates that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos in the treatment of depression.
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15May, 2013

Medication Madness – Part III

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Pharmaceutical companies have been exposed for paying academic physicians to produce positive studies and promote their drugs to the medical community at large. Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, wrote a ground breaking book, The Truth about the Drug Companies: How They Deceived Us and What to Do about It.
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3May, 2013

Medication Madness – Part II

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Medication madness is prevalent in America today due to the over prescription of psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants. The serious side effects caused by antidepressants and the withdrawal reactions associated with discontinuing antidepressants clearly represent a public health disaster of enormous proportions. A perfect example of such a disaster is the recent Newtown shootings, as was mentioned in a recent article in the Houston Chronicle about gun-rights advocates who promote the view that psychiatric drugs fuel mass shooters.
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25Apr, 2013

Medication Madness – Part I

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Pharmaceutical companies have perpetrated an incredible fraud upon the medical profession and millions of patients through deceptive research, business practices and advertising regarding the safety and effectiveness of antidepressants, tranquilizers, neuroleptics, amphetamine stimulants, mood stabilizers and sleep medication since the early 1990s.
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