Media Coverage

Interviews, press coverage, book reviews, and mentions.

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Media
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2014-04-11The Corbett ReportVideo Interview with – Dr. David Healy on SSRIs and Violent Behaviour: Medicated to Death: SSRIs and Mass Killings
2014-04-11The Corbett ReportInterview 858 – Dr. David Healy on SSRIs and Violent Behaviour: Today we talk to Dr. David Healy, a professor of psychiatry and author of over 150 peer-reviewed research papers and 20 books, including his latest, Pharmageddon. We discuss the issue of antidepressants and behaviour modification, including the link between SSRIs and mass shootings.
2014-04-11The Corbett ReportInterview 860 – Julie Wood Discusses SSRI Stories: Julie Wood joins us to talk about the vast archive of media accounts of prescription drug-related violence at SSRIStories.org. We discuss the risks such drugs pose to a certain percentage of the population, including some of the specific examples of drug-induced suicide and violence caused by these pharmaceuticals, and how people can use a resource like RxISK.org to find more information on these topics.
2014-01-09VoiceAmericaHoly Hormones, Honey! The Greatest Story Never Told: Host Leslie Carol Botha talks to Dr. David Healy about his book, Pharmageddon
2013-12-16VitalityNew Website Blows the Whistle on Drug Side Effects: RxISK.org, the first free, independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has added to its drug safety database more than 320,000 adverse drug events reported to Health Canada from 1965 to March 31, 2013.
2013-11-26The Institute of Art and IdeasAre Doctors Bad For Us? Debate on iaitv
David Healy, Jeremy Taylor, Sue Bailey. Isabel Hilton hosts.
2013-11-08The ConversationMaker of world’s best-selling drug uses legal action to keep data secret: Article by David Healy
2013-10-26The People's Pharmacy923 Surviving Pharmageddon: Dr. David Healy appears on the Joe & Terry radio show
2013-10-14The TelegraphPrescription drugs: are they doing you more harm than good?: If you're on prescription drugs and worried about the risks or side-effects, a new website offers invaluable advice, says Dr Phil Hammond.
2013-10-02Scientific AmericanWhat 60 Minutes Gets Wrong in Report on Mental Illness and Violence: ...As I reported last month, some studies indicate that psychiatric medications, and especially antidepressants, might increase the risk of violence. “Violence and other potentially criminal behavior caused by prescription drugs are medicine’s best kept secret,” says psychiatrist David Healy, who recently created a website, called RxISK.org, to gather data on adverse effects of medications.
2013-09-23Scientific AmericanRxISK Database Reports Side Effects, Including Violence, Undisclosed by Pharma Firms: My previous post considered whether an antidepressant might have served as a catalyst for a gunman’s massacre of 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last week.
2013-09-13Healthy News ReviewPetition: drug safety data are not trade secrets: The organization called RxISK has posted a petition on Change.org urging two drug companies to release all patient safety data from their drug research.
2013-07-301BoringOldManDoubt even here: ...It may seem something of a leap to go from GSK’s China-Gate problem involving direct bribery of physicians to prescribe their drugs to Dr. Healy’s call for a global re-evaluation to our entire system for dispensing medications and practicing medicine.
2013-06-10RT NetworkPharmacated: Is America overmedicated? If so, is this the business plan of Big Pharma, or just genuine health concerns? Does the pharmaceutical industry bury relevant information about the dangers of prescription drugs? And who has an interest in expanding the definitions of mental illness? CrossTalking with Josh Bloom, Martha Rosenberg and David Healy.
2013-06-051BoringOldManAnecdotes: Healy was born in Raheny, Dublin. He completed an MD in neuroscience and studied psychiatry during a clinical research fellowship at Cambridge University Clinical School. In 1990, Healy became a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at North Wales…
2013-05-30AlterNetMeet the Doctor Big Pharma Can't Shut Up: The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment and hooked America on drugs. One psychiatrist is fighting back.
2013-05-15Bangor Daily NewsMedicine can make you sick — how to check for side effects: ...The RxIsk Web site also presents MedWatch information in a searchable, user-friendly format, and it can help you figure out if the drugs you’re taking are affecting your skin, hair or nails, or if they’ve been linked to violent behavior, suicide or sexual side effects. The RxIsk reporting tool walks users through a list of questions designed to assess the likelihood that a symptom is actually related to the drug. Based on these answers, the site generates a risk score and a report that patients can share with their health-care provider.
2013-04-241BoringOldManWhich drug is best for Mr. Jones?: ...Right now, Dr. David Healy is coming towards the end of his series on the history of the use of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials and Evidence-Based Medicine with the stories of Lou Lasagna [US] and Michael Shepherd [UK] – the doctors that essentially introduced the RCTs to regulatory medicine and popularized their use...
2013-04-22The Honest ApothecaryPharmageddon, RxISK.org, and an interview with Dr. David Healy: This is the fullest account to date of possible ways for pharmacists to change clinical care using RxISK
2013-04-22Daily Mail OnlineCould your medicine give you a drink problem?: The disturbing side-effects even the manufacturers don't know about
2013-04-20Maclean's magazineThere's a pill for that: A B.C. class-action suit against the makers of Paxil is putting the spotlight on a controversial issue: the growing use of antidepressants during pregnancy
2013-04-20Global NewsDrug reactions: In a 16×9 investigation Sean O’Shea reveals what drug companies knew about the effectiveness and side effects of antidepressants and how the drugs got onto pharmacy shelves despite some glaring flaws
2013-04-17Collegiate TimesMental rehabilitation should focus on behavioral therapy: Dr. David Healy, controversial British psychiatrist and founder of RxISK.org, has recently come out with a statistic that states “some 90 percent of school shootings over more than a decade have been linked to a widely prescribed type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs.”
2013-04-14BBC RadioThe Prozac Economy: Prozac is 25 years old. It has been taken by over 40 million people around the world and made billions of dollars for Eli Lilly, the company that created it. But does it work? And what effect has the promise of a "happiness pill" had on society?
2013-04-021Boring Old ManSomething essential betrayed: "I advertised that "My next post will attempt to summarize the first two installments" of Dr. Healy’s current series..."
2013-04-011Boring Old ManHearing voices: But there's another voice, a voice we've become accustomed to hearing and respecting, a voice that was one of the earliest voices of clarity in this whole story - Dr. David Healy. (scroll to end of page)
2013-01-23AmmoLandMaking little murderers by prescription: If anything good comes from the Newtown massacre, it will be a national discussion of the role of various psychological medications that have been foisted on a generation or two of young Americans in the nation’s schools.
2013-01-23InquisitrAuthor Of ‘Let Them Eat "Prozac’ Links Psychiatric Medication to Teenage Violence: Dr. David Healy is a renowned Irish Psychiatrist who many people consider the guardian angel of patients on SSRI drugs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors)...
2013-01-22WND EducationTop Psychiatrist: Meds Behind School Massacres Society conducting 'vast social experiment' without knowing its end
2013-01-19National PostPoison in Healthy Doses: MP warns that Canadians blind to dangers of prescription drugs David Healy, CEO of RxISK.org, is an Irish doctor working in Wales who has made a career of holding drug companies to account on these questions .
2012-12-19InsideHalton.comOakville MP on drug safety panel: Oakville MP Terence Young will be one of three panelists in an upcoming discussion on prescription drug safety. Co-hosted by RxISK.org and the Patients’ Association of Canada, the free panel discussion, called You and Your Meds: Are They Safe?, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) in Toronto.
2012-12-19U.S. Constitutional Free PressPsych meds linked to 90% of school shootings: "...Some 90 percent of school shootings over more than a decade have been linked to a widely prescribed type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of RxISK.org, an independent website for researching and reporting on prescription drugs."
2012-12-18WND EducationPysch meds linked to 90% of school shootings: Expert: Psychiatric drugs likely cause of Lanza's extreme violence
2012-12-12Maclean's magazinePharmageddon named one of best non-fiction books of 2012: Neuropharmacologist David Healy’s exposé of the pharmaceutical industry’s control of modern medicine is a chilling, essential read
2012-12-03Health AffairsMedicine in the thrall of the culture of drugs: Donald W. Light reviews Pharmageddon
2012-12-02Mercola.comHow the Pharmaceutical Industry Profits from False Claims, and a Brand New Online Tool that Can Help You Get Better Health Care: Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. David Healy
2012-11-20Cardiff UniversityDavid Healy's recent lecture at Cardiff: Time to abandon evidence based medicine? captured on You Tube.
2012-11-20HealthNewsReview.orgRxISK.org - A Megaphone For Patients and Their Doctors: Noteworthy new website launch - RxISK.org: "Making medicines safer for all of us." It's founded by Dr. David Healy, internationally renowned psychiatrist and author from Wales; Dr. Dee Mangin of New Zealand, Dr. Kalman Applbaum of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Nancy Olivieri and others you can read about here.
2012-11-20Macleans.caHeartburn pills that cause heart attacks, antidepressants that lead to suicide: Why does Canada trail U.S. and EU in protecting citizens from dangerous meds? Two new books - Pharmageddon, by Irish psychiatrist David Healy, and Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, by British doctor Ben Goldacre - present scathing critiques of the $800-billion pharmaceutical industry, including evidence of its routine suppression of negative clinical trial results, something Goldacre calls "a global scandal that puts patients at risk."
2012-10-05Time HealthlandPsychiatrist Contends the Field Is 'Committing Professional Suicide': British psychiatrist and Big Pharma gadfly David Healy is so controversial amongst his colleagues that some have tried to have his medical license revoked - but there he was on Thursday, speaking at the American Psychiatric Association's second largest annual meeting at a well-attended session on conflicts of interest.
2012-10-05Dr. MercolaDr. Mercola: Interview with Dr. Healy on links between SSRIs suicides, violence, birth defects, and miscarriages and the RxISK solution
2012-09-20Camden New JournalBOOKS: Pharmageddon. By David Healy: In this very important book, Pharmageddon, you will read that the influence of the industry has now become more subtle, more insidious and much more worrying. Only last week two eminent French specialists concluded that half of all drugs prescribed in France are either useless or actually dangerous. by ROBERT MACGIBBON
2012-08-21The DIYEHR ProjectBook Review: Pharmageddon by David Healy: Pharmageddon, the new book by David Healy, is not only worth reading it should be required reading for everyone who visits a doctor's office. The book covers everything from the unintended consequences of drug industry legislation to the details of how pharma's marketing departments manipulate the results of clinical trials.
2012-08-07Attentiallebufale.itPharmageddon: The Beginning or the End?: The recent multi-billion dollar settlement between the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and the US Department of Justice reminded us, if ever we needed reminding, of the string of revelations about the behavior of Big Pharma.
2012-07-18The Jefferson Exchange Radio ShowPharmageddon: An Interview with David Healy: In the past half-century, as the miracle of modern pharmaceuticals promised remedies, the treatment of ailments and illness may have supplanted a humanistic perspective of health. In his book, "Pharmageddon," Professor of psychiatry David Healy explores the paradox of how improved techniques, tools, and medicines can ulitmately eliminate the "care" in health care.
2012-07-04Psychology TodayDrug Trials and Data-Based Medicine: An Interview with David Healy How can patients get better, more-reliable data about Rx drugs?
2012-06-17OpEdNews.comHas the Drug Industry's Grip On Health Care Become a Pharmageddon?: A Conversation with David Healy, MD, author of the new book Pharmageddon
2012-06-07Literary ReviewBitter Pills to Swallow: Review of Pharmageddon by James Le Fanu
2012-06-02StarTribuneThe consumer advocate (med tech not included): David Healy, the author of a powerful new critique of the health care industry titled "Pharmageddon," has written about the manner in which private industry has so thoroughly seized control of the data and debate surrounding medicine that we cannot even see how we are spending more and living shorter lives with every "life-saving" advancement dropped on our doorstep .
2012-05-30Underground WellnessPharmageddon: How Big Pharma Hijacked Healthcare: David Healy, author of Pharmageddon, visits the show to drop some ginormous truth bombs regarding what is REALLY wrong with healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.
2012-05-25Swindon 105.5Health Matters With Christina & Ann-Marie Prof David Healy, Psychiatrist, Psycho-Pharmacologist and author of Pharmageddon, talks to Ann-Marie & Christina about how pharmaceutical companies organise research into prescription drugs, the ghostwriters that are employed and how they legalise drugs with dangerous side affects.
2012-05-15WORT Radio Madison Wisconsin8 O'Clock Buzz - Tuesday (Go to Archive/Podcasts to download the show. David is interviewed at approx 15:26 into the program.)
2012-05-05Global News: 16x9 The Bigger PictureGenetic Rx Every prescription drug carries with it a risk, but depending on our genetic makeup, some of us are at more risk than others (go to approx. 12:45 into the broadcast to see David Healy's comments).
2012-05-02TCD School of Nursing & MidwiferyThe Eclipse of Medical and Psychiatric Care: Public lecture by Professor David Healy
2012-04-28New ScientistOne minute with David Healy: Countering the drug industry's marketing machine
2012-04-24Daily Mail OnlineThink the drugs your GP gives you are safe? Well, don't be so sure: Article by Professor David Healy
2012-04-13The Globe and MailHow big pharma gets rich at our expense: Review of Pharmageddon
2012-04-10Super Human RadioPharmageddon Dr. Healy talks about his book Pharmageddon and its prophetic message how the current pharmaceutical model may cause great damage to our civilization
2012-04-09One Radio NetworkDavid Healy - Author of 'Pharmageddon': The Hijacking of Healthcare in America The Morning Show with Patrick Timpone
2012-04-04Corporations and Health WatchFinding a Cure for "Pharmacosis" Article on David's lecture at the CUNY Graduate Centre
2012-04-03ehealth forumPharmageddon - David Healy: Book review by Bob Fiddaman
2012-04-01Division of Clinical PsychologyPharmageddon, by David Healy: Review by Dr J. Mitchell Noon
2012-03-291290 AM CJBK, London, OntarioAndy Oudman and Pam Killeen interview Dr. David Healy about his new book, Pharmageddon
2012-03-28Time HealthlandMind Reading: Psychiatrist Dr. David Healy Defines 'Pharmageddon' A Q&A with the author of Pharmageddon about how the pharmaceutical industry has co-opted medicine
2012-03-22Prime Time Radio with Mike CuthbertPharmageddon Dr. David Healy makes an argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, dissecting problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities.
2012-03-21The Irish ExaminerLynch to meet group over anti-depressants The minister with responsibility for mental health will meet a delegation concerned about serious side-effects of anti-depressants
2012-03-20TVO's The Agenda with Steve PaikenDepressed Over Antidepressants: It's been almost a quarter century since the introduction of Prozac. Since then, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) have emerged as the dominant anti-depressant. Yet mistrust over SSRIs abounds because of their perceived over-use and initially under-reported side-effects and risks. Are SSRIs the bane of psychiatry, or have they been a panacea for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders?
2012-03-20TVO's The Agenda with Steve PaikenBad Medicine - Pharmageddon: Cardiff University psychiatrist Dr. David Healy says evidence-based medicine and industry-controlled drug trials are leading to an over reliance and unnecessary treatment by prescription. As part of TVO 19s Mental Health Matters coverage, he joins Steve Paikin to detail what he sees as the growing pharmaceuticalization of medicine. (see comments on recoverynetwork: toronto)
2012-03-20WAMC Northeast Public RadioDavid Healy - Pharmageddon Joe Donahue speaks with David Healy about his book, Pharmageddon
2012-03-19KERA Public Media for North TexasPharmaceuticals and Healthcare: Is the proliferation of pharmaceutical healthcare options a good or bad thing? Our guest this hour warns that big-pharma may be having an acute deleterious effect on our health - especially in America.
2012-03-15CBC RadioHalifax Maritime Noon (go to approx. 12:20 into the podcast to listen to callers' questions about drug side effects)
2012-03-15KNews with Charlie DyerDr. David Healy, author, Pharmageddon
2012-03-15The Globe and MailDrug-risk website aimed at consumers
2012-03-13recoverynetwork: torontoRxISK.org: Precis of The Eclipse of Medical Care lecture to University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy
2012-03-08Temps Pr_sent _ Radio T_l_vision SuisseLa molŽcule qui rend fou En Suisse la consommation d'antidŽpresseurs a plus que doublŽ ces dix dernires annŽes. Mais la molŽcule de la dernire gŽnŽration suscite l'inquiŽtude. Et si les antidŽpresseurs poussaient ˆ la violence et au suicide ? En Suisse et ˆ l'Žtranger, plusieurs faits-divers dramatiques ont attirŽ l'attention des spŽcialistes. Des victimes racontent comment la petite pilule qui devait les soulager a fini par les rendre fous. (go to approx 13:20 into the piece to see David Healy)
2012-03-08Strategies for LivingPharmageddon / David Healy, MD Have pharmaceutical companies hijacked healthcare in America?
2012-03-06Irish ExaminerWarnings that some prescription drugs cause violent thoughts
2012-03-06Yorkshire Evening PostSearch for Leeds women from 1983 antidepressant drugs trial
2012-03-01AFR Front Page NewsPharmageddon
2012-02-21ForbesCan Strong Prayer Bend the Medical Cost Curve?:
In a provocative essay entitled, “Randomized God,” internationally renowned psychiatrist David Healy lays out a blueprint for a clinical trial to test the healing power of prayer
2012-02-08Lancaster University Management SchoolThe Eclipse of Medical Care: Guest lecture followed by a Q&A session
2012-01-30Publishers WeeklyPhamageddon - Non-fiction review: "We are quite literally taking drugs to save the lives of companies who have a greater interest in the vitality of the diseases they market drugs for than in our well-being," argues British psychiatrist Healy (Let Them Eat Prozac) in this scathing critique of the $900 billion global pharmaceutical industry.
2011-12-31DocumentaryBranding Illness: Featuring at times acerbic commentary from experts including physicians, historians and medical anthropologists (among them maverick academic David Healy), BRANDING ILLNESS offers unprecedented insight into the ways illnesses and their potential cures are marketed. (view YouTube excerpt of David on right side of page: 4:55mins)

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