Psychiatric Drugs and Death

Info Psychiatric Drugs and Death The high mortality rate for those who have a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may be related to the hazardous levels and types of psychiatric drugs that are often prescribed. Psychiatric label can mean dying 25 years or more earlier. This 16 State Study reveals increased morbidity and mortality of…

Authorities: 9 prescriptions “killed” Anna Nicole Smith

Info Media reported 26 March 2007 that authorities have concluded that celebrity/playmate Anna Nicole Smith was on nine prescriptions drugs “that killed her.” Several of these prescriptions were psychiatric drugs. Anna Nicole Smith: Authorities say combo of 9 prescriptions drugs killed her. Authorities have finally concluded, six weeks after her death, that Anna Nicole Smith…

New Zealand TV Station Squashes Censorship by Shock Doctor

Info When a woman who had experienced forced electroshock told her story on a New Zealand television news show, the doctor who had given the involuntary electroshock filed a formal complaint with the TV show, claiming it was the journalist who had violated the woman’s informed consent. Electroshock — also known as electroconvulsive therapy —…

Doctors can launder drug money

Info Document Actions Print this PharmaTimes reports that an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association saw researchers examine publicly available data for two US states, Vermont and Minnesota, which demonstrated that drugmakers could avoid disclosing details of payments to doctors by classifying the payments as trade secrets, failing to file an…

Consumer-Driven Services – International

Info Consumer-Driven Services – International International consumer-driven resources The Intervoice Network: an International Community for Voice Hearing The Intervoice Network focuses on improving the life of voice hearers, through the development of an international, online community for voice hearing, using methods co-developed by voice hearers and professionals. Engagement of the people involved is emphasized, along…

Genetics and Eugenics

Info Genetics and Eugenics Conference: Eugenics and Sterilization in Alberta: 35 Years Later (University of Alberta, Canada, from Apr 27, 2007 12:00 AM to Apr 28, 2007 12:00 AM) All are welcome free, no charge, to this public conference about how people in Alberta, Canada were targeted with eugenics and sterilization 35 years ago. Free…

Toronto Star Covers “Mad Pride” Movement

Info The mainstream newspaper Toronto Star in Canada published an article about the international psychiatric survivors and allies in the “Mad Pride” movement. ILLUSTRATION BY RAFFI ANDERIAN/TORONTO STAR original article: http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/189452 TORONTO STAR Mad as hell Mar 10, 2007  by Helen Henderson Angry activists say treatment for mental illness is too often more about the…