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Combating Acid Reflux May Bring Host of Ills By RONI CARYN RABIN

Useless Studies, Real Harm

Relentless and Tragic Marketing: Psychiatric Drugs from Before the Cradle to the Grave by John Breeding, PhD and Amy Philo

Drugs for Schizophrenia May Exacerbate Loss of Brain Tissue, Study Finds
By Michelle Fay Cortez - Feb 8, 2011 11:18 AM GMT+1300

Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked to Violence By Maia Szalavitz Friday, January 7, 2011

Psychiatric drugs as agents of Trauma by Charles L. Whitfield (International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine 22 (2010) 195–207 DOI 10.3233/JRS-2010-0508 IOS Press)

Abstract. Drawing on the work of numerous psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists and my own observations, I describe how most common psychiatric drugs are not only toxic but can be chronically traumatic, which I define in some detail throughout this paper. In addition to observing this occurrence among numerous of my patients over the past 20 years, I surveyed 9 mental health clinicians who had taken antidepressant drugs long-term. Of these 9, 7 (77%) experienced bothersome toxic drug effects and 2 (22%) had become clearly worse than they were before they had started the drugs. Based on others’ and my observations I describe the genesis of this worsened condition which I call the Drug Stress Trauma Syndrome. These drug effects can be and are often so detrimental to the quality of life among a distinct but significant minority of patients that they can no longer be considered trivial or unimportant. Instead, they are so disruptive to many patients’ quality of life that
their effect becomes traumatic, and are thereby agents of trauma. These observations and preliminary data may encourage others to look into this matter in more depth.

Evidence for Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Called into Question By Psych Central News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on January 8, 2011

Selling Sickness: How Drug Ads Changed Health Care by Alix Spiegel

How The Modern Patient Drives Up Health Costs by Alix Spiegel

Drug induced dementia — the perfect crime (Grace Jackson, MD)

Selling Sickness: How Drug Ads Changed Health Care by Alix Spiegel

As Drug Marketers Embrace Social Media, FDA Mulls New Rules

Charlie Rose and the Mentally Ill Brain - Schizophrenia, brain scans, and fact-checking PBS

When Medicine Makes You Sick - The prescription drug you've been on for years can have sudden, scary side effects - by: Mary A. Fischer

Medicating the military Use of psychiatric drugs has spiked; concerns surface about suicide, other dangers By Andrew Tilghman and Brendan McGarry

Drivers on Prescription Drugs Are Hard to Convict

Shocking Facts about Prescription Drugs Tranquillizers, Sleeping Pills & Antidepressants - an article by Joan E. Gadsby

Patients Reported Fractures Caused by Bone Drug Long Before Health Industry By Martha Rosenberg

8 Invented Diseases Big Pharma Is Banking on By Martha Rosenberg,

 Gene and Drug Withdrawal

Not All Drugs Are the Same After All By LESLEY ALDERMAN Published: December 18, 2009 “Consumers are told generics are identical to brand name drugs, but that is clearly not always the case,” Mr. Graedon said.

Tinnitus The mystery of tinnitus. An article by  Jerome Groopman

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