Federal Judge Allows Testimony on Seroquel/Tardive Dyskinesia Link

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A Federal Judge ruled Monday that the science linking Seroquel to tardive dyskinesia is sufficiently reliable to be heard by a jury, saying that the theory had been tested, peer reviewed and sufficiently accepted by the medical community. The judge further noted that Seroquel’s FDA-approved label warns of tardive dyskinesia as a potential side effect, and that many reliable medical studies suggest that Seroquel and other antipsychotics can cause the condition.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

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