We are the Ninety Nine Percent

June, 30, 2014 | 12 Comments

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  1. Many, many doctors will be insulted when a patient appears with a Rxisk report. I know for a fact that my three doctors in a little village surgery from start to finish were capable of a bullying culture.

    I was an isolated case, if I had been in a Metropolitan area, then perhaps you could draw some sort of conclusion, but the world is too big and groups of adverse effects have occurred in your heat maps.

    I have always been a believer in that it all comes out in the end and who pays for Paroxetine, is, of, course, GlaxoSmithKline.

    It was in the press yesterday, for the first time, from the Daily Mail, that Glaxo have a Sex Tape sent to Andrew Witty regarding his colleague who might spend the rest of his life in prison. His colleague, who is part of the China investigation.

    GlaxoSmithKline are in so much trouble that you wonder how they can carry one…bribery allegations all over the world…serious fraud office in the UK…Paroxetine deforms babies and kills innocent children and teenagers and adults.

    The Press Statement from Sir Andrew Witty tells us that GlaxoSmithKline are no longer interested in old drugs. They plan to offload Seroxat within two years.

    Who would take on Seroxat, in the current climate of worldwide shame? It could be any one of a number of pharmaceutical companies, but, I would hesitate to gamble that GlaxoSmithKline would ever find a potential customer for this bag of worms…

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/10863562/GlaxoSmithKline-invites-bidders-for-old-drugs.html

    Seroxat is not part of Andrew’s future…..

  2. “It’s about changing doctors into listeners ”
    I think doctors listen ok, it’s just that they are so sure of their authority and expertise that what they hear becomes more indications of an”illness” that needs to be medicated. And so on and so on.

  3. Rxisk is the only place that addresses all side effects, the regulators and drug companies just ignore us. What is the point in a regulator if they ignore your concerns and don’t warn others. It seems to me you get more information on drug side effects from public forums. The regulators are out dated and lagging behind the rest of us.

  4. And, why are the regulators out-dated and lagging behind the rest of us?

    1. The Head Regulator is an ex GlaxoSmithKline creature
    2. The Regulators sent me a Call Centre type letter re Paroxetine
    3. Doctors rarely send in yellow cards because if the patient suffered then it was their fault, so they are not going to do that, are they?
    4. Whilst we are investigating the raw data, it might be an idea to investigate fading yellow cards, gathering dust

    What is the point of the MHRA?

    Even Ofcom, investigate one public complaint if the telly programme is not to one’s taste….

    Surely, the MHRA, should be behaving like The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only – and finest – female detective agency (Alexander McCall Smith) and not like the Enigma Variations…

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    • As a member of my local Patient Participation Group, I asked the doctors attending the recent meeting and the manager of the local Pharmacy what they were doing about yellow card reporting – the doctors hung their heads (all 3 of them) and the manager didn’t know about it.

  5. It’s a very sad state of affairs. From my experience, Most GP’s are clueless when it comes to SSRI withdrawal or dealing with side effects. I think- they don’t want to face that the drugs they prescribe can cause harm sometimes so they bury their head in the sand. Psychiatry is a different story, they know damn well the dangers of the drugs they endorse but they are too arrogant to admit that their treatments can often be very harmful for many people. Allopathic medicine is aligned with very powerful corporate interests- and Sense About Science et all- is just another tentacle off the branch of that tree which refuses to budge- unfortunately this leaves patients stranded..

  6. The doctor told me about a month ago that I had higher cholesterol and that I might think about medication. I told him if I did this I might go on to get diabetes. I told him I had higher cholesterol before and when I lost weight, it reduced the cholesterol. I’ve lost most of my excess weight now.
    I was in the supermarket earlier today and I saw one of the British Newspaper Headlines saying that – Statins are completely safe (from a top UK heart specialist).
    I hope my diabetes risk is down.

  7. I think we live in an age where Doctors are too keen to prescribe drugs – it’s like they are addicted to doing so. Doctors need to be re-educated so they think more about how they can reduce the number of drugs a patient is on and also whether the drugs they are on could be damaging rather than improving. This doesn’t sound like rocket science to me :)

  8. “This is excellent and amazing…”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/glaxosmithkline-the-plot-thickens-9577641.html

    “I couldn’t be more happier…”

    http://www.badscience.net/2013/02/this-is-excellent-and-amazing-gsk-have-just-signed-up-to-alltrials-net/

    “Medicine is broken”

    We all want Clinical Trial Transparency, but, do we want someone who has never spoken about suicides and deaths and murder…do we?

    The elephant is still in the room.*****

  9. DEAR LUISE: a story that exemplifies all that is wrong with psychiatry, not just in Denmark, but world-wide; not just in the past, but right now, still, today.

    Harrowing as it is, it is true to life right now, right around the world. We need hundreds, likely thousands of David Healys to remedy the problem, or at least that many in his profession adopt his mindset . . . already!

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