Per FDA: Antidpressants – 1,700% Increase In Psychiatric Drug Warnings

Latest FDA Warnings On Antidpressants Marks 1,700% Increase In Psychiatric Drug Warnings

 In only the past 4 years there have been 20 government warnings regarding the dangers of psychiatry’s drugs by five different countries.

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PR Log (Press Release)Aug 24, 2006 – On July 21st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked antidepressant drug makers to add two more warnings to the drug labels. According to the FDA, antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft taken during pregnancy can cause the newborn to develop a fatal lung disease. The FDA also warned that taking antidepressants with certain migraine drugs can lead to “serotonin syndrome,” which can lead to hallucinations, vomiting, blood pressure changes, restlessness and death.  These two most recent warnings about antidepressants may sound shocking, but they are consistent with the disturbing history of psychiatric drug warnings.
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The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

On March 22, 2004 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing where dozens of family members and victims testified about suicide and violence committed by individuals taking these medications. Read the rest of this entry »

Antidepressants for Headaches May Cause Headaches

Antidepressants are often prescribed for headaches, but one of the common side effects for antidepressants are headaches.

One of the reasons that Paxil, Prozac. Celexa, Zoloft and Luvox antidepressants are commonly prescribed is because of their supposedly low risk of overdose. Yet suicide is a side effect of these drugs and patients often commit suicide by taking the very medication that should prevent this from occurring. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoloft and Xanax Side Effects: Another Sad Story

Subject: Can a doctor be sued for over prescribing Xanax?

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About a year ago my husband went to see a new doctor to get his Zoloft refilled.  The doctor also gave him a prescription for 60 Xanax per month.  He had my husband sign a form that says the doctor will not be held responsible or sued for any reason.  In the last year he has also given my husband Loritabs & Abzena (spelling?) (time released morphine) monthly.  Since spring of this year he has had 5 wrecks 2 of the vehicles totalled.  He was in detox for a week in June relapsed and in rehab for 3 weeks released and went into rehab & detox again today.  My husband told the doctor he was having major problems in July, in October 2004 the doctor refilled the prescriptions again with todays rehab the result. Read the rest of this entry »

Government to Test Moms for Baby Blues – a Sad Story

Pregnant and new mothers may be required to submit to government screening and treatment for depression if Democrats in Congress have their way.

The Melanie Blocker Stokes Mother’s Act, or S. 1375, is named after a pharmaceutical sales manager who killed herself by jumping out of a window after receiving four cocktails of antidepressants, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic drugs and electroshock therapy following the birth of her child.

The Mother’s Act would provide federal funding for a program to test women for depression, mood and anxiety disorders and postpartum psychosis. It would also supply government-determined “at-risk” mothers with antidepressant drugs.

Amy’s shocking story

Amy Philo, founder of United Nonprofits and Individuals for Truth and Ethics (UNITE) and co-founder of Children and Adults Against Drugging America, has testified in Food and Drug Administration hearings on antidepressants. She strongly opposes the act because she says the drugs nearly ruined her life following delivery of her first child. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoloft Side Effects and Lawsuits

Zoloft Overview

Zoloft is an anti-depressant that may induce suicidal behavior in some patients. Zoloft is used to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as OCD in children and adolescents. It is manufactured by the drug maker Pfizer.

Zoloft is in a class of drugs, that also includes Paxil and Prozac, and is known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). SSRIs are designed to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain and work by preventing the re-uptake of serotonin between neural connections so that more serotonin is left over to transmit neural electrical messages.

The unproven facts that the SSRI manufacturers assume is that 1) all depression is the result of a chemical imbalance Read the rest of this entry »

Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and other SSRIs

Though the article below was written in 2000, it contains vital information about Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and more, including side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Zoloft, Luvox, Fen-Phen, and Many Other Serotonergic Drugs – May 6, 2000

By Dr. Ann Blake Tracy – Executive Director, International Coalition For Drug Awareness, www.drugawareness.org

 

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, a PhD in Psychology and Health Sciences, has specialized for 10 years in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications. She is the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) and author of the book PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?

WARNING: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT A GRADUAL TAPERING OFF OF MEDICATIONS IS SAFEST WITHDRAWAL METHOD TO AVOID SERIOUS WITHDRAWAL EFFECTS (Often there is the terrible withdrawal associated with the SSRIs. Read the rest of this entry »