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 »

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Antipsychotics: History – Then and Now

The Times-News
Modern mind medicines begin to lose luster
January 27, 2009

Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pick to blunt emotions and reduce agitation. Read the rest of this entry »

Seroquel Raises Diabetes Risk, Doctor Says

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — AstraZeneca Plc’s antipsychotic drug Seroquel raised by almost 400 percent the risk of developing diabetes when compared with first-generation medications in its class, a doctor testified in a court case against the drugmaker.

A 2004 article published in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, reported the increased risk in males who were exposed to Seroquel for at least 60 days. The study, which involved 1,629 patients, compared the exposure of a newer class of antipsychotics including clozapine and Seroquel with an older class of drugs, Jennifer Marks, a Miami- based endocrinologist, said during a pre-trial hearing yesterday in federal court in Orlando, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Children and Hard Psych Drugs

I just found an older article from the Sept 2007 New American written by the attorney of a six year old boy being forcibly drugged by the state:

“Twelve adults gathered in a small, closed courtroom to decide how many powerful, anti-psychotic drugs that the child, who is currently in the custody of the state, would be required to take. The patient did not have a voice, since he was not there. No doctor was present, but plenty of lawyers were. The little boy’s lawyer saw nothing wrong with drugging him into a stupor. As the attorney for the heartbroken mother, I spoke against the whole idea; I suggested to the court that other factors may be causing the child’s problems, and that the compulsory administration of drugs by the state was simply an excuse to avoid addressing those issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Seroquel Litigation: 8,787 Lawsuits Filed against AstraZeneca

According to court documents filed last week, AstraZeneca currently faces 8,787 Seroquel lawsuits that have been filed in federal and state courts, which allege that their antipsychotic medication led to personal injuries, such as pancreatitis and diabetes.

Seroquel (generic quetiapine fumarate) is an atypical antipsychotic medication which was approved by the FDA in 1997 for treatment of schizophrenia. It is also commonly used off-label for treatment of anxiety, obsessive dementia, compulsive disorders and autism.  Read the rest of this entry »

Several Lawsuits Target Prescription Drug Seroquel

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seroquel was initially approved to treat schizophrenia but is now used, according to the lawsuits, for off-label uses, like depression, insomnia and autism. Read the rest of this entry »

Experimental Drugging of Children – Medicaid Funded

VIDEO: Here’s a news clip from a North Dakota TV station that aired yesterday, August 18, 2008: http://www.wday.com/tv/?page=video&vid=29_rxforchildren
Geodon, Seroquel and Zyprexa are high-powered antipsychotic drugs that are not FDA approved for anything whatsoever on children.
Proof you want?
At each of the below links you will find the manufacturer‘s label for each drug which clearly notes: “Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established”

The links also list the side effects of each of these drugs. Read the rest of this entry »