Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) Lawsuit

Seroquel, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is an oral medication used to
manage the symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as delusions, thought disorder, hallucinations, social withdrawal, lack of energy,
apathy, and reduced ability to express emotion.

The drug, which was approved by the FDA for marketing in 1997, affects
a broad range of neurotransmitter receptors, including serotonin
receptors.  It is  also sometimes used to treat the mania associated
with bipolar disorder.

News of Seroquel’s side effects and emerged as a result of observational
data released at a medical conference in Philadelphia which showed that
patients on Seroquel had 3.34 times as many cases of diabetes as those
on older antipsychotics such as haldoperidol. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seroquel: A Silenced Drug Study Creates An Uproar

Seroquel is not FDA approved for children.  It has a black box suicide warning for kids and the elderly.  See FDA drug label here:  http://tmap.wordpress.com/the-drugs/ 

 

Quote from story: “Even if most doctors are ethical, corporate grants, gifts and underwriting have compromised psychiatry, said an editorial this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the flagship journal of the American Psychiatric Association.Read the rest of this entry »

Dangers of Prochlorperazine for Morning Sickness and Chemo Patients

“It has come to my attention that one of the latest rages is to prescribe a drug called Prochlorperazine (marketed under the names Compazine, Buccastem, Stemetil and Phenotil) to pregnant women and chemo patients as a so-called treatment for morning sickness and nausea.

Don’t take that stuff! Prochlorperazine is just another phenothiazine. This class of drugs starting with Thorazine which was first sold in the US in 1954 as a “chemical lobotomy” by Smith Kline. Psychiatrists at the time couldn’t distinguish between people on Thorazine and people who had been lobotomized. Read the rest of this entry »