Psychotropic Drugs Informational, Support and Survivor Sites
This companion website to Dr. Healy's book, Let them eat Prozac, explores threats to public safety and academic freedom surrounding the SSRI group of drugs Prozac, Zoloft (Lustral), Paxil (Seroxat/Aropax). It makes available trial transcripts in 3 major cases involving SSRIs and suicide and homicide. It also makes available correspondence surrounding issues to do with ghost writing, efforts to draw attention to the hazards of these drugs and the dramatic changes taking place in academia as an increasing proportion of clinical research is privatised.
This website discusses the known side effects of SSRIs candidly and freely. Each side effect discussed below has long been known to the SSRI manufacturers, but actively suppressed from members of the public and their treating physicians.
This website is dedicated to revealing these side effects, as well as exposing the myths about these drugs
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Alliance to Stop Psychiatry's Influence in Religion and Education - a nonprofit organization where you will find information on safe and effective solutions for mental, emotional and behavioral concerns which have been labeled by some with such names as "OCD", "ADHD", "GAD", "Oppositional Defiant Behavioral Disorder" and "Math Learning Disorder", amongst others.
One of our goals is to provide you with swift access to easily understood facts so you can make an informed decision concerning your use of, or a friend or family member's use of a psychiatric drug in relation to the apparent condition it is claimed to cure.
A beautiful memorial and informational site developed by Kim Witczak who lost her husband Woody to an SSRI-induced suicide. Here you will find research on and knowledge about these drug all in one place. Kim says that no one should have to experience what our friends and family did. Be smart. Be informed.
Sara Bostock's Adverse Effects Blog <http://www.adverse.blogspot.com/>
An online journal from a gifted lady making a difference after her daughter took her life on antidepressant medication.
Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan and his wife Laurie lost their teenage son B.J. to an accutane-induced suicide. This site contains links to his testimony and actions resulting in warning labels being mandated on the drug.
A site developed by a Prozac Survivor with information and many links helpful to people who have had adverse reactions to Prozac. "The good news: you're probably not crazy (yet). The bad news; it might take a while to heal."
This website leans toward the anti-drug point of view. Additionally, some content in these pages emphasizes women's issues, because Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and other such drugs are more frequently prescribed for women.
Thomas Moore, a graduate of Cornell University with graduate work at George Washington University, has spent the last decade researching and writing books focused on prescription drugs, medical and health topics. His latest book, Prescription for Disaster tells why drugs are more dangerous than you might think and examines the grossly inadequate system to protect you from those risks. One of his other books, Deadly Medicine, a medical melodrama, tells the story of a family of heart drugs that killed almost unthinkable numbers of people. His site is a wealth of information for those wanting more information about prescriptive medications.
How are medicines used to treat depression? What can be learned from this about the conduct of the main providers of 'healthcare'--doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and government regulators? Check out this site from the Public Research Interest Coalition in the United Kingdom.
This web site is dedicated to sufferers of iatrogenic benzodiazepine tranquilliser addiction everywhere. Launched on July 6, 2000 with around a dozen pages this site now has more than 240 pages of articles and information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts.
Defending health care from misleading and harmful marketing. Advocacy, Research and Education. Formerly Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing (MaLAM)
This site warns heart patients about the hidden dangers of the top selling statin cholesterol lowering drugs
On May 23, two citizen petitions were filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to issue a medication guide and statin label change to educate consumers about taking coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) alongside the prescription medication. According to Julian Whitaker, M.D., who filed the petitions, statin drugs block the endogenous biosynthesis of CoQ10. "A deficiency of [CoQ10] is associated with impairment of myocardial function, with liver dysfunction and with myopathids, including cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure," Whitaker wrote.
Alternative Therapy and Nutrition Sites
Prescription drugs may be destroying your health...here's a better way. The vicious cycle begins with your physician prescribing a powerful drug to treat a symptom, which creates another problem, for which more drugs are prescribed. The next thing you know, you're sicker from your drugs than you are from the original problem!
Pharmacologist and best-selling author Joe Graedon and his wife, Teresa, have co-authored many books on prescription drugs, interactions, herbal remedies and related topics. The total number of the Graedons' books in print well exceeds two million. These pages on their People's Pharmacy site address their concern over the purchase of prescription drugs on-line. "Cyberspace pharmacies are happy to hook you up with virtual doctors who will issue electronic prescriptions. All you need is a computer and a credit card. Although the FDA does not like this development, it is partly responsible. In recent years the agency's actions have blurred the distinction between prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the public mind."
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages. CSPI seeks to promote health through educating the public about nutrition and alcohol; it represents citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and it works to ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good.
Many suffer from depression due to a condition known as hypoglycemia. If you have any diabetes or alcoholism in your family line, chances are greater that this is the case for you. Also these antidepressants can produce hypoglycemia as a side effect and after effect. It is serious and must be managed by a good diet as a drop in blood sugar produces brain damage. Link to this site on hypoglycemia to see how many symptoms you might have.
Attorneys and Pending Class Action Suits
This web site is the official site of the Nationwide Class Action Settlement with American Home Products Corporation. It is managed by the Interim Claims Administrators, who have been appointed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The Interim Claims Administrators highly recommend that if you, your spouse (or significant other), or a person that you are responsible for (such as a deceased person, an incompetent or a ward) took Redux and/or Pondimin for any amount of time, that you immediately request an Official Court Notice package. It will explain the settlement to you. It is free and you can request one now by going to this site.
JusticeSeekers.com is a small Houston law firm with practice limited to civil litigation - personal injury, products liability including prescription drugs, general business matters, including fraud, anti-trust, unfair competition and intellectual property disputes, and professional malpractice. They are very selective with respect to the cases they accept, so that they may provide personalized and effective services.
Handling claims for serious personal injury, wrongful death and complex and multi-district litigation.
"Serving clients in the San Francisco Bay area, and throughout California."
If you reside in California, and are seeking the services of an attorney in the area of civil law, we invite you to examine this website. Donald J. Farber is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California. He serves plaintiffs in personal injury actions, products liability, medical malpractice, health care, insurance issues, military law, and other areas of the law.
NOTE FROM DR. TRACY:
This site is a GOLD MINE of information on a number of class-action suites involving prescription medication and more.
The Law Offices of Lawrence E. Feldman & Associates, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, is a general civil practice with a strong emphasis on complex commercial and tort litigation, including class action litigation, in the areas of consumer rights, computer law, medical malpractice, copyright and trademark law, and entertainment law.