Tag Archives: Informed Consent

Psychiatric Drug Users Experience Zombie-like State

Psychiatric Drug Users Experience Zombie-like State A recent research study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing [“Living with antipsychotic medication side-effects: The experience of Australian mental health consumers” DOI: 10.1111/inm.12110] reported that “Each participant reported between six … Continue reading

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Disturbing New Research on Psych Drugs

Disturbing New Research on Psych Drugs An increasing number of researchers are finding fault with psychiatric drugs in one form or another. Keep up the pressure by contacting your local, state and federal officials about the dangers of psychiatric fraud … Continue reading

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Take Action – Missouri Legislature

Take Action – Missouri Legislature Periodically we let you know the progress of various proposed legislation making its way through the Missouri General Assembly and suggest ways for you to contribute your viewpoint to your state Representative and state Senator. … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Weighs in on Harmful Psych Drugs

Consumer Reports Weighs in on Harmful Psych Drugs The Consumer Reports magazine of February 2015 has this to say about harmful psych drugs (page 8): “Did You know that forms you sign when you or a relative enter a medical … Continue reading

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Missouri Governor Signs Two Anti-Psych Bills

Missouri Governor Signs Two Anti-Psych Bills SS SCS SB 532 (Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 532) – Modifies provisions relating to educational and medical consent provided by relative caregivers. Signed by Governor Nixon 7/9/2014; goes into … Continue reading

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Texas Foster Children Health Care News

Texas Foster Children Health Care News Legislation signed by the Governor of Texas and effective starting 9/1/2013 provides expanded safeguards for foster children in Texas regarding their health care. HB 915 (House Bill 915) should be taken strongly to heart … Continue reading

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Psychiatric drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

Psychiatric drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year “Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits. “A drug used in some … Continue reading

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Parents can get refunds for some anti-depressant drugs given to kids

Parents can get refunds for some anti-depressant drugs given to kids St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 5, 2014 by Blythe Bernhard “Thousands of Missouri parents are entitled to refunds for antidepressants prescribed to children because the drugs were unapproved for use … Continue reading

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Most-Prescribed, Top-Selling Psychiatric Drugs

Most-Prescribed, Top-Selling Psychiatric Drugs A recent article in Medscape listed the top 100 most-prescribed and top-selling drugs to date. Here are the listings for psychiatric drugs. Rank Drug (Brand Name) Total Sales Through March 2014 1 Abilify $6,885,243,368 8 Cymbalta … Continue reading

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Stress

Stress Our research leading to the recent newsletter on Marijuana turned up many references to “stress” — the relief of stress by smoking pot; the stress caused by not having access to pot; the tension caused by opposing points of … Continue reading

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