Tag Archives: Psychiatric medication

151 Prescription drugs under safety investigation in Canada


Toronto Star has published a list of 151 prescription drugs undergoing safety investigations in 2o13. The Star obtained the information only after persistently bugging officials at Health Canada. With a remarkable example of doublespeak, up till now Canada’s drug safety authority … Continue reading

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Is The Chemical Imbalance theory a myth?


This is the question question posed in a  Toronto Star article by Joseph Hall. The answer is of course, a resounding  “D’oh!”…. or, if  you need a  translation: “yes, of course”. The real question would be: is psychiatry beginning to … Continue reading

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Psychiatry: the Drug Pushers – Will Self


Writer Will Self knows a thing or two about drugs – he was once [in]famously sacked for admitting he had snorted heroine on the [UK] Prime Minister’s plane – so he likely  also knows how to spot a drug pusher: … Continue reading

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TopDog Talks Drugs


 A reblog today of  a recent piece by me ol’ mucka  TopDog Ashton, the voice only one person can hear.  TopDog gives us his voice-eye perspective on a question: is pills, drugs, meds a lifestyle choice? and on what it … Continue reading

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psych meds and drugs – some straight talk


So much talk about mental health  is really just talk about about drugs. on meds                         v       off meds  meds as magical cure  v     … Continue reading

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the combo – psychiatric soup


[…continued from Reducing the pool of normal] The Big Book of Woe, soup-in-a-can, psychiatrists as car mechanics and dreaming of white lavender scented  sheets… DSM and inclusion For all the fuss, at least DSM5 is, unlike  its predecessors,  inclusive – since its … Continue reading

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Drug sales reps skip the side effects – D’oh!


An article in Globe and Mail, Wed 10 Apr, reporting the results of a survey of Doctors in three countries including Canada that reveals just how much drug company reps skip out information about side effects when telling your doctor about … Continue reading

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Compulsory Treatment does not reduce hospital re-admission


Article in leading medical journal,  The Lancet, from a study revealing that Community Treatment Orders have no impact on rate of hospital admissions.  Community treatment orders remove a person’s right to choose whether or not to take medications – and … Continue reading

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Ben Goldacre: Bad Science, Bad Pharma, not too shabby Valentine ?


Ben Goldacre is a UK physician, epidemiologist and writer who has been an outspoken critic of the current research / publication system.  He has written two books on the topic, and also has two very engaging TED talks .  He … Continue reading

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are psychiatric drugs the culprit behind tragic mass shootings ?


Let’s really talk… A slightly different message from most of those you’ll hear today and this week as part of “Let’s Talk”. Here’s Psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin talking with Fox Business’  Tom Sullivan , about  the association between acts of … Continue reading

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