Antidepressants dangerous and should be banned, crusader says
The remainder of that article includes the largest funders of NAMI....The biggest pharma funder in 2009 was AstraZenca (AZ), which donated
$1,255,000.00. Recall that AZ is forced to pay about 400X that amount ($520
million) to resolve allegations that it illegally marketed the anti-psychotic
drug Seroquel for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug
Administration... [WOW! And those not taking these drugs think they are not
affected?!]Lilly was next on the list having donated $750,500.00 to
NAMI in 2009. Recall that Lilly markets Cymbalta and that it recently received a
warning letter from the FDA about misleading a Cymablta print ad re: omission of
risk information. Cymbalta is indicated for treatment of depression among many
other things these days...The third biggest NAMI pharma funder for
2009 was BMS, which donated $506,250.00. Recall that BMS markets the drug
Abilify for bipolar disorder. Some time ago, Andy Behrman BMS's patient
spokesperson for Abilify went on a campaign against the very product he endorsed
for money...It's a crazy, crazy world out there in the
marketing of mental illness drugs!
I thought it important to confirm what I said about NAMI in this 2004
interview. Senator Charles Grassley in his 2009 Senate probe found a staggering
81% of NAMI's funding comes directly from Pharma! Does this make NAMI an
arm of Pharma, masquerading as a patient support group in order to market meds
as one's only solution to mental issues?Article from: Office of
Medical & Scientific Justice. Senator Grassley's Senate probe on NAMI
funding, April 29, 2010The National Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI) until recently was reluctant to reveal the source of its funding. But
thanks to Sen. Grassley we now can learn NAMI's sources for Major
Foundation and Corporate Support, which you can find here. I downloaded the list
o funders for 2009. Fortunately, unlike pharmaceutical companies who have
revealed monies paid to physicians (see, for example, Transparency Vs.
Translucency in Reporting, Physician Payments) NAMI's numbers are easy to
copy into Excel spreadsheets and analyze.In 2009, NAMI received 84
payments over $5,000 from different sources. Payments total $4,737,610.00 of
which $3,836,750.00 (81%) came from major pharmaceutical companies.
I have been taking zoloft for most of the last ten years. I have been much
better off on it than I was before. I have seen anti-depressants benefit
many people's lives. Tracy the imposter will only hurt us. In some
states she would be arrested for calling herself a doctor. She is a fraud and
should not be trusted.
re: "how do I get a copy of ann's tapes or cd's".Be careful. I paid
for a set of tapes a year and a half ago and I never received a single one.
After six months, Ann advised me she would refund my money. I never got a
single cent back.While Ann has spent a lot of time reading and
talking to people about the subject, her academic background is dubious. While
she always refers to herself as "Dr.", and claims a PHd in "health sciences", a
look at her graduate degree college web site (George Wythe College) shows that
this college has no such degree program; in fact, they have no science degree
how do it get a copy of ann's tapes or cd's. thank you
My nephew and my sister, his mother, are both taking ssri type drugs. I was
interested to see the comment about alcahol being associated with these drugs.
My sister's drinking got out of hand after she started on prozac. Once I became
aware of the violence associated with these drugs I have been captivated by the
issue. Just recently, in Massachusetts a woman who I believe was on, or
withdrawing from,an ssri type drug picked up her neice and nephew from her
sister's house and while driving home she pulled off the road, stripped herself
and the two children naked and walked into traffic with them, killing all three.
She had apparantly recently been treated by a psychiatrist. There are way too
many incidents of this sort going on. Ann tracy's work is very important.