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How to Complain: To the FDA


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/ucm053074.htm U.S. Food & Drug Administration MedWatch The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Reporting Serious Problems to FDA Product Problems What is a Serious Adverse Event? Download Forms Resources for You Report a Serious Medical Product Problem … Continue reading

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You and Your Antidepressant


“The public will have to develop its own resistance to taking antidepressant drugs.”  Peter Breggin, M.D. This morning’s reading of Dr. Peter Breggin’s article on the Huffington Post, “New Research:  Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression” causes me to wonder:  If … Continue reading

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The “Chemical Imbalance” Lie


So there I am at Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference, in the workshop on SSRI Antidepressants Adverse Effects, and the unknown M.D. starts talking about “chemical imbalance.”  He says there is no such thing. I was put on antidepressants, told … Continue reading

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How to Know If Your Drugs Are Hurting You


            My mother was in her eighties when she became constipated, so she started eating whole wheat bread and drinking prune juice.  It didn’t help.  At her next regularly scheduled physician’s appointment (after you develop chronic illness, they tell you … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


N.B.:  Ativan is addictive but is not a narcotic. Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a … Continue reading

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