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Popular Antidepressant Is 'Ineffective And Unsafe' For Young People, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

An antidepressant often prescribed to teenagers may be "ineffective and unsafe" for the populations it is supposed to help, according to a reanalysis...

SNL's Solution For Obama's Second Term Blues

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy

President Obama has not exactly had an easy time his his reelection. On last night's "Saturday Night Live," a commercial for Paxil Second-Term Strengt...

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Many of the symptoms that patients complain about are the side effects caused by the drug that they were incorrectly prescribed in the first place. I want to stress the need that patients must ask questions and be educated.

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Suicide Malpractice Suit

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

A Syracuse, N.Y. jury has awarded a $1.5 million medical malpractice verdict to the family of a man who committed suicide. I was the medical expert for the family.

Low Dose Paroxetine (LDMP) for Hot Flashes

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Mache Seibel, MD

A new study gives hope for a new non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes with lower dosages and less side effects.

Low Libido? The Reason May Be In Your Medicine Chest

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers complain that their sex drive diminishes with age. What they may not realize is that some of the blame rests with what's in their medic...

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The health professions would do far more good stopping the drugging of children than continuing or increasing it. Ethical professionals need to work toward removing children from psychiatric drugs.

Drug Company GlaxoSmithKline Puts American Values to Shame

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The capacity of government and its citizens to sue entities such as pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for fraudulent practices is a necessary part of the checks and balances needed to restrain personal and corporate greed.

$3 Billion in Fines for Illegal Marketing of Paxil, Wellbutrin and Other Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Although it is encouraging to see the legal system to some degree catching up with drug company malfeasance, there are a number of problems with the criminal and civil cases brought by the Department of Justice against drug companies.

Drug Giant Settles Largest Health Care Fraud Case In U.S. History

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disc...

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Drugmaker To Pay $475 Million To Settle Charges From Tainted Antidepressants

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline PLC will pay $750 million to settle allegations that it knowingly manufactured and sold ...

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Dying In Their Sleep: The Invisible Plague Attacking U.S. Soldiers

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cilla McCain

I came to know many military family members from the support group Home of the Brave. The group's goal is to help one another gain information and justice in the noncombat related deaths of their loved ones.

Medication Can Help The Severely Depressed

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

The more depressed someone was, the more likely they were to benefit from taking anti-depressants. The studies showed that this was true, whether or not the patients took Paxil.

The FDA Wants to Stop You from Protecting Yourself Against Drug Companies

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

Suing a drug company is your only way as an individual to protect yourself against malfeasance. It should be a right under the law, but the FDA and the drug companies are on the verge of taking it away.

From FDA to GSK: The Dangerous Partnership between Government and Big Pharma

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

The FDA is not so much a watchdog agency as an active member of the psychopharmaceutical complex working on behalf on the drug industry.