21 Dead in Japan From New Johnson & Johnson Antipsychotic

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The death toll among Japanese citizens who have taken Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen’s schizophrenia drug Xeplion has climbed to 21, from 17 on April 10, prompting the Japanese health ministry to order the manufacturer to warn patients about its risks. Although a causal link between Xeplion and the deaths has not been established, the health ministry ordered Janssen to revise its package insert, considering the unusually high number of deaths since the drug’s recent release.

21 Users of Schizophrenia Drug Dead (Japan Times)

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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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    • Yes, one of the ways PhRMA fools people, is by using different names for the same drug, in different countries. This is beyond having a common generic chemical name for a drug, and a copyrighted trade name for the same drug. Now, (March 2017), there are ongoing lawsuits, which, as “Copy_cat” above suggests, will probably just be paid off by PhRMA, as a type of “business tax”. In the eyes of the Global Drugs Industry, *YOU* are an expendable human guinea pig, and of *NO* *VALUE* as an individual….. Sad *TRUTH*….