Data Based Medicine Sites
RxISK.org is a medication safety website featuring a blog, adverse event reporting system, and free tools and resources to help you weigh the benefits of a drug against its side effects.
RxISK eConsult is an online medication consultation service to answer the question “Could it be my meds?”
TaperMD is a revolutionary solution to the problems of managing multiple medications in older adults. Developed with McMaster University, it was built to help patients, doctors and pharmacists work as a team to address the serious problems of polypharmacy and drug side effects, and to fit in with normal consultation processes and flow.
Samizdat Health is an international writers’ co-operative co-founded by David Healy and Billiam James. It is open to taking works in fiction, non-fiction, graphic or other forms, that engage with the difficulties and issues thrown up by “health”. Current publications are:
- The Decapitation of Care
- Children of the Cure
- Prescription for Sorrow
- The Zyprexa Papers
- Shipwreck of the Singular: Healthcare’s Castaways
- Obedience Pills
Samizdat comes with a set of resources.
The study 329 site chronicles the clinical trial of paroxetine (Paxil/Seroxat) in adolescents which led to a $3 billion settlement, and the subsequent reanalysis of the trial and reluctance of BMJ to publish.
It offers access to company documents linked to a fraud action New York State took against GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of paroxetine. The story behind the emergence of these documents is told in Children of the Cure.
Study329.org also holds a set of Eli Lilly documents linked to legal trials involving Lilly’s post Prozac drug Zyprexa/olanzapine. The Zyprexa Papers gives some idea about how these documents came to light. This account has no link the availability of the documents on this site.
Shipwreck of the Singular Resources
This site offers a list of all the resources and references that went into the making of Shipwreck of the Singular – which could have been called The Politics of Care.
Not only is there a list of resources but close to half of the list comes with downloadable references including many key books where these are available on the web.
The books that can be accessed there include Healy’s Images of Trauma, along with all 4 volumes of The Psychopharmacologists and a translation of Philippe Pinel’s Mania.
Antidepressant Risk Sites
Antidepressant Risks began life with the idea of being a Memorial Wall for people whose lives had been blighted by the side effects of antidepressants and the difficulty of withdrawal from them or who had lost loved ones to antidepressant-induced suicide or homicide. After several years gestation, it took shape thanks to the efforts of Katinka Newman with help from Julie Wood.
If you have lost someone or have lost a life and are willing to give an account of what happened and a photo of either you or the person you have lost, contact Katinka Newman on this site.
Antidepressant Risks also contains details of books which bring the grim reality of psychopharmaceutical assault very vividly to light. One of the best of these books is Katinka’s The Pill that Steals Lives. If you think there are other books that could be added here, get in touch.
SSRIstories.org is a collection of over 7,000 stories, predominantly from published newspapers or scientific journals, in which prescription antidepressant medications are mentioned. Common to all of them is the possibility – sometimes the near certainty – that the drugs caused or were a contributing factor to some negative outcome: suicide, violence, serious physical problems, bad withdrawal reactions, personality change leading to loss of reputation and relationships, etc.
SSRI Stories was set up by Rosie Meysenburg soon after Prozac came on the market – see The Story of SSRI Stories. Before she died, Rosie handed the site over to Julie Wood who has been updating it for the last decade and adding new categories of events to it.
Antidepressant Risks and SSRI Stories put human faces to what we have lived through in the last three decades.
Politics of Care on YouTube
The videos below cover central Shipwreck – Politics of Care – issues.
Shipwreck Maastricht (2019)
Shipwreck Bangor (2019)
Sex and Evidence Based Medicine (2021)
These three lectures give a precis of the Shipwreck problem. The first two are not for the squeamish – there are 4 decapitations. The third contains sexual material that may offend some.
These two clips about Stephen O’Neill’s death encapsulate the Shipwreck issues. There is extensive correspondence about his death with Ministers of Health, NICE Guidelines, Regulators and others on davidhealy.org. These make it painfully clear the authorities know about the problems but have opted to wash their hands.
These two lectures look at Shipwreck through an Economics is from Mars and Medicine from Venus lens rather than Decapitation.
Time to Abandon Evidence Based Medicine
A key Shipwreck claim is that Controlled Trials can be useful but we need to be cautious in how we use their findings.
All of the problems Shipwreck tackles show up in the use of antidepressants for children and especially in Study 329.
Drug Story: The Antidepressant Era
Psychotropic Drugs and Violence
Pharmageddon and Slow Medicine
A series of related lectures.
Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction. PSSD
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder PGAD
Sex has the capacity to disrupt everything, including the best laid plans of the pharmaceutical industry.
The news archive contains links to various media articles, videos and radio interviews involving.
The following websites are not linked to Healy, RxISK or Samizdat but are worth visiting.
AntiDepAware includes links to reports of inquests held in England and Wales since 2003. Most of these were found in the online archives of local and national newspapers. It contains summaries of more than 7,500 reports on self-inflicted deaths, all of which are related to the use of antidepressants.
The Honest Psychiatrist is a Facebook page featuring satirical memes related to psychiatry.