Adverse drug events are now the fourth leading cause of death in hospitals.
It’s a reasonable bet they are an even greater cause of death in non-hospital settings where there is no one to monitor things going wrong and no one to intervene to save a life. In mental health, for instance, drug-induced problems are the leading cause of death — and these deaths happen in community rather than hospital settings.
There is also another drug crisis — we are failing to discover new drugs. [Read more...]
This week Samizdat publishes its Fourth book – Prescription for Sorrow by Patrick Hahn, following on the heels of its Third book, the best-selling Malcharist. Jim Gottsteins’s The Zyprexa Papers is an honorary Fifth. The book is immediately available on Amazon and we will look to get it installed on Kobo and Lulu also. For […]
Some weeks ago, following the publication of an article by Andrea Cipriani in their journal, Jim Gottstein and I wrote to the Frontiers in Psychiatry Bigwigs asking for the Cipriani article to be removed – Meta-Analytic SuperSpreader. They have since replied Vicariously through Elena Vicario. From: Editorial Office <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2020 at […]
Meta-Analytic SuperSpreader outlined a disturbing sequence of events leading up to the publication of an article by Andrea Cipriani and colleagues effectively promoting the benefits of antidepressants. Andrea and colleagues are part of an Oxford University Precision Psychiatry ‘lab’. The idea that this article in some way helps move us toward a precision psychiatry is […]
Taper MD today launched PIMsPlus.org, a new free searchable resource for safer medication use which is focused on Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIMs): medications that should be used with caution in older adults because research and clinical experience with these medications have shown that the risk of adverse effects can outweigh the benefits. The aim of […]
In a recent post Infection Super-Spreaders, I outlined the disturbing publication of an article by Andrea Cipriani and colleagues that gives a green light to prescribing antidepressants to children. Prescribing antidepressants to children could even be part of Precision Psychiatry – a new Oxford University brand to complement Evidence Based Medicine. Concerned about developments, Jim […]