Neal Parker Avoiding Adverse Events

September, 27, 2013 | 6 Comments


  1. To put it simply, you need to offer 2 versions of your editorials online. One, for folks who haven’t had their minds impaired by taking the Rx drugs and one for folks such as MYSELF who have lost some ability to concentrate and comprehend what you are saying. I had a 3.9 GPA in college and now barely keep up with long ramblings . My suggestion, give us the long – thick version, and also the short version (easier to understand synopsis) so those who have been damaged the most (if they can, in fact, still read or use the internet) can participate in healthier proposals to save others from the same plight. Every picture tells a story. Apparently, I forgot to include all damages in my submitted report at Rxisk data base on the more lasting effects of pharmaceutical “care.” Again, I could not finish reading the lengthy editorial above. Now I know why I favor political cartoons so much : ( “Nevermore”

  2. Butchered by doctors and nurses tends to lead one to assimilate everything that is written about ssris and Benzodiazepines, the most addictive drugs with the most tantalising opposition from the manufacturers.
    I think that you girder your loins and you, concentrate, on every single word that our bloggist mentions and you strengthen yourself to gain your credibility and you do your utmost to support the bloggist and you follow all the reasoning…..and then one day you will wake up and realise that every picture does not tell a story, words do.

    If more people were more eloquent it would help.
    Sadly, most people suffering humongous, humiliating, horror feel they have lost their brain cells. But this is not true.

    Negativity will not win us the fight with the EMA, negativity will not stop pharmaceutical companies presenting their drugs without regret or shame, negativity never won us any wars.

    If everyone harmed by drugs upped their game and were more honest with themselves then they would all come out of the woodwork and speak up for themselves.

    If chronic fright is the problem, then facing chronic fright is the only way to go….
    Your brain is cleverer than you think it is….give it some credit……….

    Confidence has been lost along the way…..from the patient…..savaged and denigrated and, Barbara, up your game and don’t get lost in why you are where you are with your current mindset.

    There is no doctor in the UK who has shared information about anti-depressants and benzodiazepines to a journalist and told it how it is, for most suckers, who took them and take them, in the first place.

    If one doctor did this, his career would be over.

  3. So, Mr. Parker really doesn’t care if patients get news about Humira’s side effects? It’s all good to him, as long as the articles say the H-word early and often? I think Drug Man speaks with forked tongue here. Not sure we should take him at his word.

    Doctors may be the real deciders, Neal … but the real consumers? Nope. It’s us patients that do the swallowing. Or injecting, as the case may be. No one ever got disseminated histoplasmosis, or cancer, from writing a script for Humira. Or even a nasty case of the runs.

    And it’s likely that the doctors who rebel will be those who finally listen to the patients in front of them, rather than the “algorithm” on the computer screen that tells them what “works” according to stage-managed studies. So don’t kid us, Neal. Getting the truth into the hands of patients matters … and it’s not something you are as cavalier about as you claim.

    Here in Chicago, AbbVie’s hometown, there are dozens of Humira lawsuits lined up in the Cook County Circuit Court. Dramatic, newsworthy stories about deadly funguses, cancer, you name it. If it bleeds, it leads, the saying goes … and these are Local Stories that definitely bleed. Yet not a word in the press. Search for articles on “Humira” and you will find them aplenty in the business pages – breathless reports of sky-high sales and profits, speculations about how long AbbVie can stretch out the patent. But nothing about side effects. That kind of silence doesn’t just happen. It has to be organized.

    Humira and other biologics have this in common with Paxil/Seroxat and the other SSRI drugs: they mess with body chemistry on multiple levels that we don’t fully understand, and they can cause a dizzying range of side effects. Patients can suffer with these side effects for years without making the connection. That’s why getting the word out can be literally a matter of life and death. And it’s also the thing most likely to mobilize the cranky, loud-mouthed patients with their dreadful Internet habits, who may finally snap the doctor out of his or her gentle trance in front of the hospital computer screen.

    So keep hollering, Healy. Neal Parker and Andrew Witty may grin and tell you you’re only helping their sales … but they’re sweating into their $5,000 suits while they say it.

  4. Suits – it’s all about suits……..,Grey suits, Law suits, Cheap suits.

    Sweating law suits must be awful, how awful, for the sweater, inside the suit.
    Don’t rush out to buy a yellow dress.
    It is most unsuitable.
    Much better to buy a Lawsuit, the fit is perfect…………………………

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