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all things big pharma November 25, 2008

Filed under: antipsychotics,big pharma,FDA — clementine @ 12:27 am
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I’ve been reading a lot of interesting posts over at the WSJ health blog. Here they discuss the pressure to curb antipsychotic use in kids. and here is an old but interesting Q & A where child psychiatrist Christoph Correll actually said, “Kids will have more sedation from antipsychotics. They will have more stiffness. The biggest problem is that kids are more sensitive to weight gain and metabolic disorders. Studies have also shown that youngsters (who take Risperdal) are at higher risk for hormonal dysregulation. However, the long-term effects of this are still unclear.”

I find it simply amazing and outrageous that doctors just don’t seem to give a damn about long-term effects especially when the short-term effects are already bad enough. Are we a bunch of guinea pigs? They should be paying us to take these drugs not the other way around. Instead me and thousands of others have gone nearly broke paying for medications (in my case for nearly two decades) that doctors don’t seem to know a thing about. I doubt most even care. We know psychiatrists are paid off by the pharmaceutical companies. I would guess many patients know more about the medication(s) they are taking than their own doctor. Something is not right with this equation.

What happened to a little thing called the Hippocratic Oath?!?
Also, what is going on at the FDA?

And now…we have learned big pharma is paying off psychiatrist and radio host, Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin. Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, has uncovered the famous “The Infinite Mind” radio host is financially tied to several pharmaceutical companies. Click here for the full story.

When will this disgusting madness end?


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