“A quick look at drugs or drug uses that later turned out to be risky shows a disturbing trail of ‘bought’ science in major medical journals,” Martha Rosenberg writes for AlterNet. “What stands between Big Pharma’s desire for blockbuster drug sales and drug safety?”
Two of the drug classes listed are the antidepressants and antipsychotics, although this article seemingly claims the antipsychotics are only dangerous for children, as if the drugs know how old the person taking them is? The antipsychotics are dangerous for people of all ages.
Like for example, both the antidepressants and antipsychotics are medically known to be able to make a person “mad as a hatter,” via anticholinergic toxidrome. “Substances that may cause this toxidrome include the four ‘anti’s of antihistamines, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antiparkinsonian drugs as well as atropine, benztropine, datura, and scopolamine.”
And these are the central symptoms of anticholinergic intoxication syndrome. “Central symptoms may include memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, hallucinations, psychosis, delirium, hyperactivity, twitching or jerking movements, stereotypy, and seizures.” Symptoms which are indistinguishable to doctors from the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia.”
“What stands between Big Pharma’s desire for blockbuster drug sales and drug safety?” It was supposed to be the FDA, and the supposedly well educated and ethical beyond reproach medical field. Although the bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical industry FDA, and the doctors of the AMA, have undoubtedly both failed the American people, no doubt do to their greed. “Why even have an FDA,” or an AMA and APA, for that matter?