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Blog Posts in September, 2005

  • Anti-Depressants and Suicide

    The FDA recently mandated that all manufacturers of a class of anti-depressant drugs called Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) to include warnings of suicide and suicide ideation on their labels. Well known SSRI’s include Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin and Effexor. Not only are these drugs linked to an increased suicide risk, but “off-label” use is widespread meaning that the ...
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  • Always the Treatment, Never the Cure

    One of the biggest flaws with the current state of drug development and safety is the focus on treatments and not on cures. Drug companies spend billions in developing and attaining patent protection on drugs that are designed to treat illnesses, instead of illness prevention and disease cure. The reasoning is simple math. More money is to be made through pumping the public with treatments then to ...
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