Other websites from Data Based Medicine
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.
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.
RxISK eConsult is an online medication consultation service to answer the question “Could it be my meds?”
Study329.org 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 also offers access to company documents linked to this trial and to legal trials involving Lilly’s Zyprexa/olanzapine.
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 Writer’s Co-operative Inc.
Samizdat Health is an international writers’ co-operative co-founded by David Healy. 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
- Shipwreck of the Singular: Healthcare’s Castaways
The following websites do not have any involvement from David Healy or RxISK, but DH thinks they 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 contain 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.