Doctor Disciplined for inappropriate Xanax prescriptions

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts placed Dr. Nai Shu of St. Louis on probation for three years starting last February. According to the board, Shu prescribed inappropriate amounts of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to six patients in 2006 and 2007, apparently without giving them medical exams.

Here is the official entry in the Board’s April, 2009 newsletter:

“Nai H. Shu, M.D., St. Louis, MO
Cause of Discipline: 334.100.2(4)(h), RSMo
The Board found cause to discipline license due to Licensee prescribing Xanax without proper documentation in medical records and in excess of the PDR recommendations. Board Action: License is placed on three (3) years Probation. Effective Date: 2/5/09”

It should be noted that prescriptions for these kinds of psychiatric drugs are routinely given with no medical examinations, since there are no medical tests that show the presence of any mental illness.

One of psychiatry’s most successful means of defrauding those who pay for psychiatric treatment is through the use of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The unscientific and spurious nature of the DSM invites fraud. Depicted as a “diagnostic tool”, the DSM is not only used to diagnose mental and emotional disturbances and prescribe “treatment,” but also to resolve child custody battles, discrimination cases based on alleged psychiatric disability, augment court testimony, modify education, and much more. DSM has become so widely relied upon within society that it has taken on the aura of scientific fact. Millions now use and believe in its diagnostic abilities, never once suspecting that the whole premise and the system itself are fraudulent. Click here for more information about the fraud perpetrated by psychiatry and its DSM.

Xanax (generic name “alprazolam”) is in a class of benzodiazepines that are more addictive than most illegal drugs, including cocaine or heroin. Addiction can occur after 14 days of regular use. The withdrawal symptoms are often more prolonged and difficult than withdrawal from heroin. Side effects can include aggressive behavior, agitation, amnesia, anxiety, depression, seizures, hallucinations, hostility, hysteria, irritability, lethargy, psychosis, rage, and suicide. Click here for more information about the side effects of psychiatric drugs.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatric institutions, and other medical doctors prescribing psychiatric drugs and treatments must be made fully accountable for their funding, practices and treatments, and their results, or lack thereof.

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