RxISK Stories

Is it the drugs, or the war? Yes.

April 15 2014 | Leave a comment

Author: Johanna Ryan, Labor Activist with Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers (Chicago) & RxISK Community Advisory Board Member, April 15, 2014 Within hours of Spec. Ivan Lopez’ deadly shooting spree and subsequent suicide in Fort Hood, Texas, the denials started to … [Read More...]

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Get Involved with Team RxISK

April 11 2014 | Leave a comment

Team RxISK takes first big step in England: Get involved With millions of people throughout the world participating in sporting events to raise money for many different causes, who would ever think that prescription drug safety could become a cause … [Read More...]

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Mother’s Little Poisoner

April 06 2014 | 1 comment

Editorial: There have been some high profile cases recently that may reflect the effects of drugs. A Classic Modus Operandi On March 17th L’Wren Scott hung herself in her Manhattan apartment. She hung herself from a door handle. Hanging with your feet … [Read More...]

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I Get By With a Little Help from my Friends

March 25 2014 | 3 comments

This post is written by Dr Richard A. Lawhern Ph.D., site moderator, content author and Resident Research Analyst with “Living With TN”, an online community among Ben’s Friends. He is the spouse of a trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patient who has symptoms of … [Read More...]

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New Guide to Stopping Antidepressants

March 19 2014 | Leave a comment

The RxISK Medical team has posted a “final” copy of the RxISK Guide to Stopping Antidepressants. Thanks to all for your feedback on the Guide (originally published as a draft paper) and please continue to provide input for the next … [Read More...]

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New fundraising initiative for RxISK.org

March 19 2014 | 1 comment

NEWS RELEASE New fundraising initiative launches this weekend in Hastings to highlight deadly anti-depressant drug side effects A new fundraising initiative is launching on Sunday March 23, 2014 to raise awareness of the potentially deadly side effects of anti-depressant drugs. … [Read More...]

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The Macbeth Test

March 18 2014 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: No one outside the UK may be paying any heed to the all-consuming debate within Britain about the referendum on the future of Scotland. Everything comes back to this. Corporations have been saying they’ll pull out if Scotland … [Read More...]

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Ten Drugs Seek Ten Conditions

March 11 2014 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: There will be a post next week on RxISK and DavidHealy.org challenging you to take ‘The Macbeth Test’ and see whether you should stay in the United Kingdom or not. This is a prequel. Is there a drug … [Read More...]

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“We ask you to put the public’s health ahead of industry interests”

March 04 2014 | 3 comments

From Johanna Ryan: Last week, RxISK joined with forty-one other organizations from across the U.S. and Canada to urge the FDA to withdraw its approval for a new drug. Zohydro ER is actually not so “new” – it’s pure hydrocodone, a … [Read More...]

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Low Dose Naltrexone: Can it Work?

February 28 2014 | 1 comment

Editorial Note: The Low Dose Naltrexone post from Osama Mustafa earlier this week is quite striking. Many will read it and be persuaded. Others will read it and think such low doses of a drug cannot do anything.   And … [Read More...]

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Low Dose Naltrexone

February 25 2014 | 5 comments

Editorial Note: RxISK can sometimes seem to be all about the horrors of treatment. It’s not. It’s about people making the best use of drugs to make their lives better. Central to this is finding a doctor who will believe you when you … [Read More...]

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Lupron: a Nightmare produced in Abbvie

February 18 2014 | 6 comments

Editorial Note: This post is by Lynne Millican, the founder of Lupron Victims Hub. Lupron is leuporelin – one of several Relins. Lynne’s story which dates from the late 1980s is still being repeated today with drugs like Goserelin – … [Read More...]

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Post – Isotretinoin Sexual Syndrome: PISSed off.

February 14 2014 | 5 comments

Editorial Note: This original post featured some months ago under the heading of Acutane: Thirty years of trading our sex lives for clear skin. It was written by Bill Gallaher. The reason to reproduce here is to bring out the huge overlap … [Read More...]

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Post Finasteride Syndrome: PSSD

February 13 2014 | 12 comments

Editorial Note: Wikipedia astonishingly removed their post on Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction on January 27th (see this week’s previous posts: ‘Sexual DEATH‘; ‘PSSD – Wikipedia Stumbles‘; ‘PSSD – Wikipedia Falls‘). This was a huge mistake. PSSD and related conditions like … [Read More...]

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Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: Wikipedia Falls

February 12 2014 | 5 comments

Editorial Note: This is the debate among Wikipedia referees about whether the PSSD post should be retained. The lead person in having it removed goes under the nom de plume of ‘Formerly 98′.  It is the third post in a … [Read More...]

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Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction: PSSD. Wikipedia Stumbles.

February 11 2014 | 3 comments

Editorial Note: There was until recently a Wikipedia post on Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction – PSSD, which helped put this condition on the map. On January 27 it was taken down. We reproduce the original post here and in a … [Read More...]

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Sexual Dysfunction Enduring After Treatment Halts: Sexual-DEATH

February 10 2014 | 7 comments

Editorial note: This post is written in the first person but there are a lot of voices in here. Wikipedia Stumbles and Falls Wikipedia used to host a valued page on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD). On January 27th this was … [Read More...]

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At first a Lifeline, then a Noose

February 04 2014 | 6 comments

Editorial Note: The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman featured heavily in early news bulletins this week. It seems highly likely that Hoffman’s death originated from a prescription drug problem. As it happens Johanna Ryan from RxISK’s Community Board had been liaising … [Read More...]

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Antidepressants and Autism: Time to Worry?

January 29 2014 | 3 comments

Editorial Note: This post by Adam Urato from Boston picks up one of the most important issues of our time. It touches on one of the most sensitive issues of all – should anyone tell a mother-to-be what to do … [Read More...]

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Sticks in the Throat: Boxology

January 24 2014 | 2 comments

Editorial Note: This is a follow up post from John Scheel to his Sticks in the Throat piece earlier in the week. The theme here fits very well with two posts in the last week on davidhealy.org – Guilty and Psychiatry … [Read More...]

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Sticks in the Throat

January 22 2014 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: This post by John Scheel from Ontario brings out how medication and devices can lead to what we’ve lately been calling Drug Traffic Accidents. The concept seems a better fit to what happened here than either side effects or … [Read More...]

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The Strange History of Lariam

January 14 2014 | 4 comments

Editorial Note: This is the second part of a Lariam Odyssey by Dr Sam Ramsay Smith. The first part ran last week – Lariam Hell. Like most good stories this one involves expediency, hegemony, immorality, greed and even scientific bias, … [Read More...]

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Lariam Hell

January 08 2014 | 7 comments

Editorial Note: This post and the following one on the strange story of the Birth of Lariam come from Dr Sam Ramsay-Smith who has some questions he wants answered. In October, ‘The Independent’ printed the news that the US Armed … [Read More...]

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Nearly Invisible: Drug Traffic Accidents

December 24 2013 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: Many years ago, Moyra Peralta lost her eldest son in a Road Traffic Accident. As she put it, she flipped out. She spent several years afterwards working with homeless people on the streets of London. Out of this … [Read More...]

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E-Patients: No Free Lunch?

December 17 2013 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: Ken Spriggs is one of our regular contributors. This is cross-posted from his blog where he takes on all issues Crohns. The original post comes complete with all references mentioned here.   In recent months, the BMJ have … [Read More...]

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Accutane: 30 Years of Trading our Sex lives for clear Skin

December 10 2013 | 6 comments

Editorial: Bill G. Sex and Skin There are an ever-increasing and disturbing number of young people claiming their sex lives have been permanently ruined from taking the acne drug, isotretinoin, commonly referred to by its former brand-name, Accutane. Often these … [Read More...]

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Keeping an Eye on the Ball: Visual Problems on SSRIs

December 03 2013 | 36 comments

Editorial Note: The author of this report wants to remain anonymous for important reasons not contained in this report. He comes from the Newcastle area, where if you are a fan of sports and think of someone who was good at keeping … [Read More...]

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The Right Stuff – The RxISK Stuff

November 26 2013 | Leave a comment

Editorial Note: The RxISK Report function on RxISK has been streamlined.  We want you and everyone who can to fill reports, take them to your doctor pharmacist or nurse prescriber and report back to us.  There are two reasons to … [Read More...]

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Fragile Doctors: Iatroporosis

November 18 2013 | 6 comments

Editorial Note: This post is from Sara Bostock, who was one of the originators of the SSRI Stories concept and a key player in putting pressure on FDA to put in place Suicide Warnings on Antidepressants. So she is far … [Read More...]

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I’m not pre-pregnant. I just have a womb.

November 12 2013 | 10 comments

Editorial Note: Two months ago we were deep in a controversy about Antidepressants and Birth Defects. (See The Dark is for Mushrooms, not for Women, and Preventing Precaution and Mumsnet). Many women hearing a message that they should be wary about … [Read More...]

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Let’s Do the AbbVie Again

November 07 2013 | 1 comment

Slightly over three months ago, the idea of an AbbVie was born. She was named after the pharmaceutical company AbbVie – until recently Abbott Laboratories. She was born from the union of a legal action taken by AbbVie in the European Court … [Read More...]

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AbbVie Petition Signers with a Story to Tell

October 30 2013 | Leave a comment

ABBVIE PETITION SIGNERS WITH A STORY TO TELL This selection of quotes abbreviates in many cases what was written.  The contributions come from all the continents who have signed. ON STATINS (10) ES: Memory loss, couldn’t walk very far. came off statins … [Read More...]

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Extreme Petitioning

October 25 2013 | 3 comments

Thank you to everyone who signed RxISK’s Drug Safety Petition asking pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Intermune to stop blocking the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from releasing prescription drug clinical trial data. Only one person signed the United States Declaration of Independence … [Read More...]

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RxISK Drug Safety Petition

October 24 2013 | 2 comments

The RxiSK Drug Safety Petition has been translated into 19 different languages. Click on the links below to view: ARABIC – إن سلامة الأدوية لا تكون سرا تجاريا BOSNIAN – Hocemo pristup farmaceutskim podacima o lijeku! CHINESE – 让我们看到药物数据!药物的毒害性不是”商业机密“。 CZECH – … [Read More...]

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RxISK adds 320,172 Health Canada-reports of adverse events to its drug safety database

September 26 2013 | 1 comment

Toronto, Ontario — September 26, 2013 – RxISK.org, the first free, independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has added to its drug safety database more than 320,000 adverse drug events reported to Health Canada from 1965 to March 31, … [Read More...]

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Shooters on Prescription Drugs

September 21 2013 | Leave a comment

The news from Washington this week (September 17 – See Scientific American) of another shooting where the shooter has been on psychotropic medication – this time trazodone – raises once again questions about the interaction between violence and medication. The data … [Read More...]

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RxISK drug safety petition asks AbbVie and InterMune to stop blocking access to drug clinical trial data

September 13 2013 | 1 comment

Toronto, Ontario — September 13, 2013 – RxISK.org, the first free, independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has launched a drug safety petition asking two pharmaceutical giants to stop blocking the European Medicines Agency (EMA)  from releasing prescription … [Read More...]

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Letter to Stacy London

September 04 2013 | Leave a comment

Five weeks ago Johanna Ryan and Kim Witczak wrote a Letter to StacyLondon which can be downloaded here. It covered Stacy’s role in AbbVie’s Humiraverse. It wasn’t a critical letter. People in Humiraverses can’t throw stones – the company will always win. Stacy … [Read More...]

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AbbVie Petition: Drug hazards are not trade secrets

August 30 2013 | 1 comment

RxISK has started a petition on Change.org which will go to Richard Gonzalez CEO of AbbVie, and Daniel Welch CEO of InterMune, who are at present taking a legal action to  block the  European Medicines Agency’s policy of open access … [Read More...]

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Herding Women

August 28 2013 | 3 comments

Since 2005, Paroxetine, first marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Seroxat/Paxil, has carried warnings of birth defect risks. These risks led to litigation in the US – but not elsewhere. In the first case that went to court in the US in 2009, the Kilker … [Read More...]

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The Pre-Pregnancy Dilemma Survey: Part 1

August 21 2013 | Leave a comment

This is the first of two five minute surveys covering dilemmas that have been thrown up by the Panorama program on antidepressants, anticonvulsants and birth defects. The dilemma arises from the fact that women going on them are kept in … [Read More...]

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Mumsnet

August 16 2013 | 2 comments

Editorial Note: Two comments from Johanna and Neil in response to The Dark is for Mushrooms and Preventing Precaution Johanna I didn’t see the BBC Panorama show (not available in the US) and don’t know if the outrage expressed by … [Read More...]

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Preventing Precaution

August 14 2013 | 1 comment

Editorial Note: This post by Harriet Rosenberg aims at getting some debate going about medication and birth defects. We will run a survey early next week on this issue Right-to-Know (R2K).  A recent post on RxISK, The dark is for mushrooms not … [Read More...]

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The Dark is for Mushrooms, not for Women

August 09 2013 | 5 comments

The Pre-Pregnancy Puzzle This post contains a comment by Neil Gorman on Humira in Ulcerative Colitis backed up by material criticising a BBC Panorama program on antidepressants in pregnancy retrieved from the link to Mumsnet mentioned by Neil. This link … [Read More...]

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Treating PSSD

August 01 2013 | 11 comments

Editorial Note: This is the fourth in a series of PSSD posts, with more to come. The earliest was Buried Alive, but in this recent series the first was Drugs and Sex don’t Go, followed by PSSD: If a Drug Caused … [Read More...]

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No Sex and the City

July 24 2013 | 2 comments

PSSD – the most reported syndrome to RxiSK There have to date been 67 reports of PSSD on paroxetine (Paxil, Aropax and Seroxat), fluoxetine (Prozac and Fludac), sertraline (Zoloft and Lustral), citalopram and escitalopram (Cipramil, Celexa, Lexapro and Cipralex), venlafaxine … [Read More...]

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PSSD: If a Drug caused Blindness?

July 17 2013 | 5 comments

Editorial Note: Of these 13 Persistent Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) cases 12 came to us from a colleague who had been approached by others. You can see more descriptions of what the problem is like by looking at the RxISK Narratives … [Read More...]

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RxISK Seeks Reports from AbbVie Customers

July 15 2013 | 3 comments

Are you taking any AbbVie drugs?  David Healy & team want a report from you at RxISK.org. Toronto, Ontario — July 15, 2013 – RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, is helping … [Read More...]

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Drugs and Sex don’t Go

July 10 2013 | 8 comments

Most doctors are told headaches or nausea are the commonest side effects of drugs. Nausea for instance is very common on SSRIs – not surprising as there is a lot of serotonin in the gut. But an immediate change in sexual … [Read More...]

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Go Ask Alice

July 03 2013 | 1 comment

Editorial Note: RxISK is all about people discovering things for themselves and alerting others to something that can make a real difference. There have been some wonderful examples outlined in posts here on RxISK from Anne-Marie Kelly’s discovery of a cure for … [Read More...]

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RxISK on track for world record for patient reported side effects

June 27 2013 | 1 comment

Summary:  No one knows a drug’s side effects like the person taking it and that’s why RxISK.org has been created to provide a place where patients can research, report, and share their stories with others. More patients are now reporting … [Read More...]

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Great White Lies

June 27 2013 | 1 comment

Editorial note: this post is by Dee Mangin …. just when you were looking at pancreatic cancer on Januvia and Byetta. Sugar Sugar: Less is not More Most people with diabetes now have type 2 diabetes. But for most people … [Read More...]

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RxISK Establishes RxISK Charitable Funds in US, UK, & Canada

June 26 2013 | Leave a comment

RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has established RxISK Funds in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Each RxISK Fund is used to support global prescription drug safety. Receipts for US … [Read More...]

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Swimming with Great Whites? If you’ve got “Diabetes” look away now.

June 20 2013 | 3 comments

After its launch in the late 1950s, Upjohn’s Orinase (tolbutamide) became the first blockbuster hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) drug. Its success was born of failure. It wasn’t a replacement for insulin. Even if used early, it didn’t stop people from … [Read More...]

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RxISK and the RIAT Act

June 14 2013 | 3 comments

Editorial Note: Below is the press release for a potentially significant development in clinical trial publishing – the RIAT Act.  Doshi and colleagues are aiming to publish studies that companies have buried or to correct studies that are published but … [Read More...]

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We have a Dream: Getting engaged to a doctor

June 06 2013 | 12 comments

Still, you take the medication as prescribed. At first  you imagine your body may adjust or the pills will come to understand you. It is no use. From Virginia Chase Sutton: Lithium and the Absence of Desire. Patient engagement Patient … [Read More...]

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Suicide on Pain-killers: John’s story

June 04 2013 | 4 comments

Editorial note: Nearly 20 years ago I put someone on sodium valproate for a mental health problem. She was likely the first person in North Wales put on this drug for this reason. I was the person who knew most … [Read More...]

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RxISK Announces New Tools to Decipher Drug Company Speak

May 31 2013 | Leave a comment

RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, is adding two enhancements in the first week of June.   Researchers will be able to access patient stories and the official assessment of side effect causality. … [Read More...]

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Suicide is Painless: Sylvia’s story

May 30 2013 | 9 comments

Editorial note: In 1962, Sylvia Plath committed suicide a week after going on phenelzine, an antidepressant. She had two young children, making her death close to inexplicable – unless the medication she was put on disturbed the balance of her mind. … [Read More...]

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SoS: Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

May 16 2013 | 2 comments

The first benzodiazepine, Librium, came on the market in 1960, followed three years later by Valium. By the late 1960s the benzos were selling in vast amounts. In the 1970s Valium became the best selling drug on Earth. While Leo Hollister … [Read More...]

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Know Your Rx Drug RxISK

May 13 2013 | 2 comments

Answers to these 12 questions could save your life The medical team behind RxISK.org, today published a checklist to help patients and their health care professionals assess the risks and benefits of prescription medications.  RxISK is the first free, independent … [Read More...]

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SoS: Anti-clotting drugs – Fiona’s story

May 08 2013 | 3 comments

Editorial note: Fiona’s story (FB) was the first Rxisk story filed. It is reproduced here. Data from FDA’s MedWatch system noting withdrawal problems on clopidogrel and Plavix are laid out in the Table at the bottom. Fiona’s story I had a … [Read More...]

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SoS: Dopamine Antagonist Withdrawal Syndrome – Carole’s Story

May 01 2013 | 9 comments

The last post outlines the horrors of DAWS – dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. This week’s features the equally grim horror of dopamine antagonist withdrawal syndrome (DAAWS). The dopamine antagonists include the antipsychotic, anti-nausea, anti-itch and other groups of drugs. The … [Read More...]

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RxISK.org’s Dr. Healy North American and European Speaking Schedule on Drug Side Effects

April 29 2013 | Leave a comment

Internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author Dr. David Healy will be lecturing and touring both Europe and North America in the coming weeks on his mission to make prescription drugs safer. April 30, Dr. Healy will be lecturing at … [Read More...]

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SoS: Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome

April 24 2013 | 22 comments

Editorial input: Renny’s story here chillingly outlines the misery of Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome (DAWS). Below this we present data from RxISK.org’s SoS Zone showing rates of SoS and related problems on Dopamine Agonists which fully bear out her personal … [Read More...]

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RxISK’s SoS Zone: Symptoms on Stopping

April 17 2013 | 4 comments

Birth of the SoS Zone Backed into a corner by Panorama’s Shelley Jofre in 2003, GSK’s Alastair Benbow was faced with an accusation that GSK’s Paxil – Seroxat was addictive. No its not he said. He had a snag though, … [Read More...]

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Trouble stopping your meds? New tool from RxISK can help

April 16 2013 | 7 comments

Free online tool to research and report prescription drug side effects on withdrawal Toronto, Canada — RxISK.org, the first free, independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has added a Symptoms on Stopping (SoS) Zone to highlight … [Read More...]

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Sudden cardiac death: Vanessa’s Story

April 11 2013 | 1 comment

Editorial Note:  This post is excerpted from After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives by Susan McIver, Ph.D. and Robin Wyndham.  © 2013 Susan McIver and Robin Wyndham. Published by ECW Press Ltd. ecwpress.com   Special Recognition The day … [Read More...]

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Prescription-drug-induced-violence

April 07 2013 | Leave a comment

Dr. David Healy, CEO of RxISK.org, speaks about prescription-drug-induced suicide and homicide at his recent lecture at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Click here to view two part video lecture and previous RxISK interview with Dr. Healy on this topic.   … [Read More...]

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Lipitor from 1997

April 05 2013 | 4 comments

Editorial note:  Dr. Duane Graveline, Author of Lipitor Thief of Memory, and other books – see his website. The original of this post is here.   Lipitor Thief  of Memory referred to here in an earlier post has sent this … [Read More...]

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Autism Awareness Day: antidepressants in pregnancy

April 02 2013 | 2 comments

Editorial Note: This post is by Adam Urato MD, the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, as well as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He cares for pregnant women … [Read More...]

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Dr. David Healy reviews Bad Pharma

March 28 2013 | Leave a comment

RxISK founder Dr. David Healy reviews Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma Toronto, Ontario — Psychopharmacologist and world-renowned drug safety expert Dr. David Healy of RxISK.org reviews Dr. Ben Goldacre’s best seller Bad Pharma. “The risk is that the solutions it proposes … [Read More...]

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Buried alive: Post SSRI sexual dysfunction – PSSD

March 27 2013 | 18 comments

Editorial Note: I saw my first case of PSSD 15 years ago and since then have met 10 or more people with it and corresponded with many more. There is a striking consistency to the clinical picture across sufferers caught … [Read More...]

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RxISK asks: Are prescription drugs causing suicides?

March 24 2013 | 6 comments

Dr. Healy explains how prescription drugs can lead to suicide RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, interviews Dr. David Healy, co-founder of RxISK, on the connection between suicide and prescription drugs. In … [Read More...]

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Sudden cardiac death: Jeannie’s story

March 19 2013 | 7 comments

Editorial Note: This RxISK story written by Jeannie’s mother records a growing epidemic of sudden unexplained cardiac deaths. These are linked to the effects of a range of drugs on the cardiac QTc interval. There is considerable evidence that pharmaceutical companies … [Read More...]

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