An early trial of the drug seems to have downplayed its scariest side effects.
President Obama has not exactly had an easy time his his reelection. On last night's "Saturday Night Live," a commercial
Many of the symptoms that patients complain about are the side effects caused by the drug that they were incorrectly prescribed in the first place. I want to stress the need that patients must ask questions and be educated.
A Syracuse, N.Y. jury has awarded a $1.5 million medical malpractice verdict to the family of a man who committed suicide. I was the medical expert for the family.
A new study gives hope for a new non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes with lower dosages and less side effects.
"Women absolutely need to come forward with this. If it's a problem for you, talk to your doctor," says Shuster. Some medications
Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.
The health professions would do far more good stopping the drugging of children than continuing or increasing it. Ethical professionals need to work toward removing children from psychiatric drugs.
The capacity of government and its citizens to sue entities such as pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for fraudulent practices is a necessary part of the checks and balances needed to restrain personal and corporate greed.
Although it is encouraging to see the legal system to some degree catching up with drug company malfeasance, there are a number of problems with the criminal and civil cases brought by the Department of Justice against drug companies.
Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.
My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.
I came to know many military family members from the support group Home of the Brave. The group's goal is to help one another gain information and justice in the noncombat related deaths of their loved ones.
The more depressed someone was, the more likely they were to benefit from taking anti-depressants. The studies showed that this was true, whether or not the patients took Paxil.
Suing a drug company is your only way as an individual to protect yourself against malfeasance. It should be a right under the law, but the FDA and the drug companies are on the verge of taking it away.
The FDA is not so much a watchdog agency as an active member of the psychopharmaceutical complex working on behalf on the drug industry.