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Friday, 30 September 2011

Paxil-Seroxat : The Facts Will Disturb You - especially if your name is Bob Fiddaman



Prescribing Trends Shift from Paroxetine 2001





The marginal trend reversal of Paroxetine Total Prescriptions in 2001 correlates with: -


1 USA – August 2001, Paxil (Paroxetine / Seroxat) GSK class action Lawsuit filed in California Superior Court, LA County, USA.

http://www.onlinelawyersource.com/paxil/class-action.html


2 UK - The Guardian, December 10, 2001 article “Anti-depressant 'addicts' threaten legal Case”, publicises that solicitors Graham Ross of Ross & Co, Wirral, and Mark Harvey of Hugh James Ford Simey, Cardiff (Now Hugh James) who had liaised with American lawyers about Paxil are investigating the possibility of a UK Seroxat class action.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/dec/10/medicalscience.highereducation


The increase in the marginal trend reversal of Paroxetine Total Prescriptions in 2002 correlates with: -

3 UK – The Observer February 3, 2002 article “Hard habit to break”, Mark Harvey, of Hugh James Solicitors, Cardiff; instigates further publicity of the adverse drug reactions (ADRs), side effects and withdrawal problems, connected with the Seroxat --- but common to all drugs in the SSRI / SNRI class.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4348653,00.html.

4 UK - The Observer, Sunday April 28 2002 “The chemistry of happiness“

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2002/apr/28/features.magazine37

5 UK - The November 11th 2002 Parmjit Dhanda Early Day Motion, EDM 238 Seroxat, brought the drug and the SSRI issue to Parliament,

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=24050&SESSION=681



The acceleration of the marginal trend reversal of Paroxetine Total Prescriptions in 2003 correlates to: -

6 UK - The ensuing parliamentary questions, media coverage and MIND Seroxat Protest, May 12th 2003 at the MHRA London offices, which made national television news coverage

http://www.mind.org.uk/News+policy+and+campaigns/Press+archive/PRPanoramaSeroxat.htm



The Proxetine prescribing trend continues to decline, all be it at a slower rate.

Significantly, the parliamentary interest and media coverage given to Seroxat and the continuing down trend in Paroxetine prescriptions has had NO impact on the overall marginal trend increases in prescription numbers for the drug class, although ALL are affected by the same ADRs, side effects and withdrawal problems.


see also

Prescribing Trend Decreases from 2004





source - http://tuesday1st.blogspot.com/
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Data collection reference:

Department of Health; NHS; Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) - England.

1998 to 2007:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/PublicationsAndStatistics/Statistics/StatisticalWorkAreas/StatisticalHealthCare/DH_4086488

2008:

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/PCA%202008/PCA%202008.pdf

COMPLAINT against Australian psychiatrist Patrick McGorry has been dismissed - FIDDAMAN's FAIL again



A COMPLAINT against former Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry for planning a trial of drugs on children has been dismissed.


But the 13 international health experts who lodged the complaint with the ethics committee at Melbourne Health calling for the trial to be abandoned say they are dissatisfied with the finding and have lodged a complaint against the ethics committee.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/dispute-as-mcgorry-complaint-dismissed/story-e6frg8y6-1226152300982

Geoff Stuart from La Trobe University's school of psychological sciences, who signed the complaint, said there were concerns about the circumstances in which the proposed trial was aborted that deserved to be examined.



He said the "derisory and dismissive" one-sentence response of the ethics committee fell well short of explaining the "huge error" that was made in approving the trial.



Professor McGorry, executive director of the Orygen Research Centre and one of the Prime Minister's key mental health advisers, planned to trial the effectiveness of the drug Quetiapine on patients "who are deemed at risk of developing a psychotic disorder", listing it on the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry last March.



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The trial, funded by the drug's manufacturer, was to investigate whether it would decrease or delay the risk of people between 15 and 40 with early signs of mental illness developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia.



On July 31, 13 psychiatrists, psychologists and researchers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and the US objected to the trial for reasons including "the ethics of causing unnecessary harm to individuals not requiring treatment, to possibly prevent harm to a smaller number who do require treatment".



Professor McGorry said last night the study was approved by the ethics committee after a "very rigorous process" before being "reluctantly" abandoned in June, when it was decided to proceed with a more promising trial involving fish oil.



"As far as I'm concerned, the trial isn't going ahead - it was ethically approved to do so, the committee has considered the complaint very carefully and has made a decision," he said.



He said the complaint against the trial was "able to be defended on every level".



But Associate Professor Stuart said there was a lack of transparency in how such a controversial trial was ethically approved.



He said Professor McGorry's plan to use anti-psychotic drugs on children as young as 15 had "raised alarm bells around the world".



Melbourne Health said last night its mental health research ethics committee was "satisfied the process and the decision to give ethics committee approval of the study were appropriate".



The health organisation said the study had been abandoned by the research team for "logistical reasons".



Fake antidepressant Amitriptyline killed paramedic Lorna Lambden age 27

Paramedic died after taking tablets she bought over the internet to help her sleepBy Andy Dolan




Last updated at 7:36 PM on 20th May 2011



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A paramedic who bought sleeping pills over the internet to help her cope with her demanding shifts was found dead 48 hours later, an inquest heard yesterday.

Lorna Lambden’s body was discovered with an empty glass of wine at her side.

The 27-year-old, who worked 12-hour shifts at the London Ambulance Service, had taken a number of the tablets, which she had obtained through a foreign website.

Sorely missed: Paramedic Lorna Lambden (centre) was described as being happy and helpful

The drugs were anti-depressants which are sometimes used as sleeping pills in low doses. Too much can stop the heart.

After a coroner recorded an accident verdict, Miss Lambden’s family warned of the dangers of buying medicines over the internet, without prescription.

Her mother, Sandra, a retired accident and emergency sister, said: ‘Lorna worked long shifts, from early mornings to late nights.

‘But she loved her job. She was especially proud when she delivered a baby on Christmas Day. Everybody loved Lorna, she would light up a room.

‘It’s terrible that these drugs are so freely available online and people can buy them without seeing any warnings about the harm they can do.’





Miss Lambden’s father, Roy, told Hertfordshire coroner’s court that his daughter had ‘found her vocation’ with the ambulance service and loved ‘dashing across London to someone’s assistance’.

In a statement, he described her as someone who would go ‘full pelt’ into everything and ‘smiled at everyone she encountered’.

However the inquest in Hatfield heard that Miss Lambden often had trouble sleeping.

Her family last spoke to her on December 15, when she was described as being in a ‘jolly mood’.

She was studying for a Masters degree at the University of Hertfordshire and had met student friends for coffee that day.

She had also received tickets for a skiing trip and posted on her Facebook page: ‘Snow, yippee.’

Dedicated: Lorna's father Roy said his daughter had 'found her vocation' with the ambulance service and loved 'dashing across London to someone's assistance'

The court heard that Miss Lambden’s family did not think it unusual when they did not hear from her over the next two days as she would often be out of touch because of her shift pattern.

It was only when she failed to make contact on the day of her grandfather’s funeral that concerns were raised.

Her police officer boyfriend, William McDonald, found her body on December 17 at her home in Harpenden, with her favourite film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, playing.

In the flat were several blister packs of sleeping pills, which she had not been prescribed. Toxicology tests showed a fatal level in her blood.


Coroner Edward Thomas said: ‘Amitriptyline can stop the heart and I think that is likely here. Lorna would not have known it had happened. It would not have been like a heart attack.’

Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA’s GP committee, said: ‘You should always get your drugs on prescription and go to a pharmacist, who will tell you about the side effects and correct dose.





Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388795/Paramedic-Lorna-Lambden-died-overdosing-sleeping-tablets.html#ixzz1ZQHsqRKg

fake anti-depression drug also used for insomnia kills young paramedic - four pills

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15095056

Roy Lambden: "I don't want another family to go through what we've been through"

It is being bought online by those who want to stay up all night studying.

Last December a young paramedic, Lorna Lambden, was having trouble sleeping after her shifts. She bought an anti-depression drug also used for insomnia.

It is thought she took fewer than four pills, but was found dead. Her father, Roy, told the BBC on Thursday the medicine "stopped her heart".

"You don't realise the dangers of prescription drugs. There's a reason there is a prescription."

He blamed the illegal online pharmacies, and said: "It's no different from selling hard drugs. It's become so easy to buy prescription drugs rather than booking an appointment with a doctor."

"I don't want another family to go through what we've been through. Those drugs are too readily available, it's too easy for people to take them. If people don't buy them those companies will go out of business."

The MHRA's advice is simple: Do not buy anything off the internet without a prescription. Legal internet pharmacies should always ask for one

Fake medicine trade: UK crackdown on drug importers - MHRA

Investigators are cracking down on the multi-million pound trade in fake and unlicensed medicines, as concerns grow over potential health risks. BBC News joined investigators on one of their raids.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15095056

More people are diagnosing their medical problems and buying medicines online - boosting the growing trade in fake and illegitimate drugs supplied without a prescription.



Enforcement agencies warned that those taking the drugs are risking their health, as they launched an international operation to tackle the problem.



The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulation Agency (MHRA) says more than a million doses of medicines worth approximately £2m have been seized from the UK's postal service and ports during its latest crackdown.



An additional 100,000 doses were discovered in raids by police and investigators - with a value of at least £200,000.



'Jackpot'



Valium and Viagra - described by the MHRA as lifestyle drugs - are the most commonly sold.



But the agency warns that the counterfeiters are starting to offer drugs for cancer, heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma and depression.



Continue reading the main story



Start Quote

They are not interested in your health, they are interested in taking your money”

End Quote

Danny Lee-Frost



Enforcement investigator

BBC News joined a dozen MHRA officers as they moved in on an alleged drug-retailing operation in Brighton.



Although the MHRA has discovered a pharmaceutical drugs factory in London, the drugs it seizes are usually manufactured in China or India, so in this raid they are looking for evidence of imported "product".



The investigation begins with intelligence gathered from monitoring a website advertising Kamagra - an Indian version of Viagra not licensed for sale in Britain.



Accompanied by police officers, the team raids an address on a housing estate and arrests one man.



Senior enforcement investigator Danny Lee-Frost says: "No-one involved in those websites is medically qualified. None of the products are licensed or tested.



"They are selling them to you as a drug dealer would, they are not interested in your health, they are interested in taking your money. And the money is big."



The house is searched, documents and computers seized, several safes sliced open with angle-grinders and more than £1,000 in cash discovered - but no drugs.



The investigators switch their focus to paperwork in the house which suggests the owner has been paying rent on a further two storage spaces. A team heads off to the first to investigate.





Importers face prosecution under the Medicines Act It turns out to be a room in a small office building. Again nothing is found. But upstairs, one of the MHRA's investigators discovers a box, half-full of pills.



They are Valium tablets - quite possibly counterfeit, according to Mr Lee-Frost.



It is a small but useful find for the investigators, meaning the man they arrested can potentially be prosecuted. Pleased with their work so far, they drive over to the other address.



A rundown house in a residential area, it has bars on the windows and a bolted door. Using keys seized earlier, the investigators open the door.



Inside a grubby front room is a pile of boxes containing green tablets in sheets of blister packs.



The pills are Kamagra, according to Mr Lee-Frost. This version of Viagra is popular in India but illegal to sell in the UK - and certainly illegal to supply without a prescription.



The drug is easily distinguishable from legitimate Viagra, which is normally blue. It has been sent from Pakistan.



'Dog urine'



"We have seen some truly horrendous places where products have been stored," says Mr Lee-Frost.



"Residential premises, stuff under the kitchen sink covered in dog urine, rats gnawing at them. They are just commodities."



The haul has a potential value in excess of £100,000 and the person who imported it could be prosecuted under the Misuse of Medicines act.



He could be sued by Pfizer, the owner of the Viagra brand, and is also being investigated for money-laundering.



Importers can break the medicines law in two ways - selling drugs not licensed for the UK and selling fake drugs made abroad, which can contain less active ingredient than they should.





The health risks of fake drugs are hard to quantify, the MHRA says One haul of a counterfeit cancer drug was tested and found to contain 98% of the active ingredient.



But it was badly manufactured and would not properly dissolve in the body, posing an enormous health risk.



Another trick is to package Viagra as a natural Chinese herbal remedy, designed to enhance sexual performance. It would work, says the MHRA, but Viagra should not be taken without speaking to a doctor.



Nine times in the last three years illegitimate drugs have made it as far as a pharmacy.



The agency finds it extremely hard to quantify the risks. Records are not kept of patients who have suffered the ill-effects of illegal drugs, partly because it is rarely obvious they have been the cause of health problems.



In some ways the biggest threat this market could pose is to the brand names and trademarks of the big pharmaceutical producers.



But the MHRA insists there are health risks - citing a recent survey of GPs suggesting one in four had treated patients made ill by drugs bought online.



Trouble sleeping



Another developing trend is for students to buy a certain drug used to treat the condition narcolepsy.



Roy Lambden: "I don't want another family to go through what we've been through"

It is being bought online by those who want to stay up all night studying.



Last December a young paramedic, Lorna Lambden, was having trouble sleeping after her shifts. She bought an anti-depression drug also used for insomnia.



It is thought she took fewer than four pills, but was found dead. Her father, Roy, told the BBC on Thursday the medicine "stopped her heart".



"You don't realise the dangers of prescription drugs. There's a reason there is a prescription."



He blamed the illegal online pharmacies, and said: "It's no different from selling hard drugs. It's become so easy to buy prescription drugs rather than booking an appointment with a doctor."



"I don't want another family to go through what we've been through. Those drugs are too readily available, it's too easy for people to take them. If people don't buy them those companies will go out of business."



The MHRA's advice is simple: Do not buy anything off the internet without a prescription. Legal internet pharmacies should always ask for one.

MHRA Press release: UK medicines watchdog plays vital role in £5 million international fake drugs bust

Press release

Date: 29 September 2011
Time: 13:00
Contact: Press Office 020 3080 7651
or press.office@mhra.gsi.gov.uk
Out-of-hours 07770 446 189

More than £5 million worth of counterfeit and illegal medicines has been seized across the globe as part of a week-long international crackdown on the illicit internet trade in pharmaceuticals.

The operation is the largest internet-targeting enforcement action of its kind with 80 countries participating in this year’s event, almost twice as many as took part in 2010.

Operation Pangea IV ran between 20–27 September and resulted in 55 people being arrested, or placed under investigation, worldwide. It also saw an estimated 13,500 illegal online pharmacy websites being shut down.

Internationally, more than 45,000 packages were inspected by regulators and customs officials resulting in the seizure of approximately 2.5 million doses of unlicensed and counterfeit pills being sold illegally.

Co-ordinated by INTERPOL and carried out with the assistance of police, customs and national medicines regulators, the operation targeted the three main elements misused in the illegal website trade – the internet infrastructure, the electronic payment system and the mail delivery service.

In the United Kingdom, enforcement officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), with assistance from local police, arrested 13 people and raided 16 addresses in connection with the illegal internet supply of medicines.

In conjunction with the UK Border Agency, the MHRA seized more than one million doses of illegal medicine worth approximately £2 million, including 52,000 doses of counterfeit pills.

MHRA Acting Head of Enforcement, Nimo Ahmed, said that any online pharmacy that supplies ‘prescription only’ medicine without evidence of a prescription is committing an offence.

“This week we have recovered a range of medicines being supplied without prescriptions and stored in unacceptable conditions by people who are not qualified to dispense medicines. An illegal supplier may be good at setting up a website but that does not make them a pharmacist.

“When you buy medicines from an unregulated source you don’t know what you’re getting, where it came from or if it’s safe to take,” he said. “The dose could be too high or too low, or the ingredients could break down incorrectly in the body which makes the medicine ineffective.

“Illegal suppliers do not adhere to quality control or standards that are required in the licensed trade. If people could see the filthy conditions some of these medicines are being made, stored and transported in, they certainly wouldn’t touch them.

“Don’t be tempted by cut price medicines and promises of ‘next day delivery’. Taking short cuts could expose you to a dangerous counterfeit or substandard medicine, or you could be the victim of identity theft or credit card fraud.

“The bottom line is that there are no quick fixes when it comes to your health. Take the time to see your GP to identify the cause of your symptoms. You are more likely to get better faster if you are on the correct course of prescribed medication.”

Working alongside the MHRA, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) also took action to combat those profiting from the unlawful sale and distribution of pharmaceuticals online.

More than 12,000 generic top level domains and sub domains have been suspended and they have requested a further 500 domain names on the UK domain tree be shut down.

Specifically, in support of Operation Pangea, the PCeU has also identified web pages being used by persons to unlawfully offer to supply unlicensed and counterfeit pharmaceuticals, targeting the UK general public. Approximately 600 web pages have been suspended in response to PCeU requests made to internet market places and social media sites.

Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie, said, "This action is being taken as part of our continuing efforts to reduce the harm caused to the UK economy and to UK citizens by those making use of the internet to commit crime.

“We support the MHRA’s International Internet Week of Action and appreciate the steps taken by others to support our efforts."

UKBA Senior Operations Manager - Coventry International Hub, Chris Bagley, said, “The massive haul detected by our officers during this week of action makes it clear just how seriously we take the smuggling of fake and unlicensed medicines.

“As well as stopping drugs, weapons and illegal immigrants from reaching the UK, our officers have a vital role to play in protecting the British public and businesses from the trade in black market medicines.

“Smugglers are only out to make a profit. These goods are often dangerous and the proceeds can be used to fund serious organised crime.”

If someone suspects their medicine may be counterfeit, contact the MHRA’s designated 24-hour anti-counterfeiting hotline, counterfeit@mhra.gsi.gov.uk.

Notes to Editor

Operation Pangea is an international initiative to target the illegal internet trade in pharmaceutical products. It was instigated by the MHRA in April 2006 and started as the UK Internet Day of Action (IDA). There have been four IDAs to date. In 2008 this was broadened to an International Day of Action (Operation Pangea I) involving eight countries. 2009 saw the initiative expand to an International Week of Action (Op Pangea II) involving 25 countries co-ordinated by INTERPOL. There were 45 countries that participated in the 2010 operation, and this year’s operation (Pangea IV) again doubled the countries involved to 80.

The operation is the largest internet based enforcement action of its kind to date and involved INTERPOL, IMPACT, the World Customs Organisation (WCO), the Permanent Forum of International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies Working Group of Enforcement Officers (HMA WGEO).

The types of medicines the MHRA found included those for epilepsy, asthma, acne, narcolepsy, breast cancer, erectile dysfunction, weight-loss, pain relief, hair-loss, human growth hormone, anabolic steroids, anti-depressants.

People should take prescription only medicine in consultation with their GP or other healthcare professionals. These people have access to patient health records and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine.

Further information about purchasing medicines safely online

The General Pharmaceutical Council (external link) operates an internet pharmacy logo to help the public identify if a website is being operated by a bona fide pharmacy in Great Britain.

The MHRA is the government Agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. No product is risk-free. Underpinning all our work lie robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits to patients and the public justify the risks. We keep watch over medicines and devices, and take any necessary action to protect the public promptly if there is a problem. We encourage everyone – the public and healthcare professionals as well as the industry – to tell us about any problems with a medicine or medical device, to enable us to investigate and take any necessary action.

MHRA - Crackdown nets £150,000 worth of counterfeit drugs - Belfast

A major crackdown in Northern Ireland has resulted in the seizure of £150,000 worth of counterfeit drugs which had been sold over the internet.

The week-long operation - code-named Operation Pangea IV - involved 80 countries across the globe and saw an incredible 13,000 rogue websites shut down.

Millions of pounds of fake medicines were seized across the UK as soaring numbers of cash-strapped people gamble with their lives buying counterfeit drugs over the internet.

About 1.2 million suspect doses were discovered in or en route to the UK, with more than 150 packages on their way to Northern Ireland, including the recently-banned mephedrone, steroids, pain relief injections and fake diazepam.

More than £5m worth of unlicensed pharmaceuticals was found across the globe as part of the largest operation of its kind.

Seizures relating to the industry in Britain have risen six-fold over the past year, according to figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The Interpol-led operation, which concluded on Tuesday, came after two English schoolgirls were admitted to hospital with heart problems caused by weight-loss pills they had bought online. The operation is the largest internet-targeting enforcement action of its kind, with 80 countries participating in this year's event, the MHRA said. Across the world, 55 people were arrested or placed under investigation.

Health Minister Edwin Poots said: "It is vital that we get the message across that when you purchase medicines from an illegal online supplier, you just don't know what you are taking."

Nimo Ahmed, of the MHRA, said the bogus pharmaceutical industry was worth billions of pounds across the world as Britons log on to buy cheaper alternatives to over-the-counter medicines. Fake drugs are shipped into the country from across the world, with the industry growing fastest in China and Russia.

Mr Ahmed said: "It's vital that these organised criminals are targeted. Not only are they making harmful drugs, they are making millions of pounds in the process."


Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/crackdown-nets-150000-worth-of-counterfeit-drugs-16057118.html#ixzz1ZQ8ZHD6Y

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

CCHR & the FIDDAMAN's fail as antidepressants soar to new highs in Scotland

More than one in 10 Scots 'on anti-depressants'


It is estimated that 11.3% of Scots, over the age of 15, take anti-depressants on a daily basis Continue reading the main story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15075667


The number of anti-depressants being prescribed to people in Scotland is continuing to increase, according to the latest figures.

Statistics from the Scottish government suggest that more than one in 10 of the population are on the drugs.

In the last financial year a total of 4.6 million anti-depressants were prescribed in Scotland, up more than 350,000 on the previous year.

Labour accused the SNP of "ditching" efforts to cut anti-depressant use.

It is estimated 11.3% of Scots, aged over 15, take the drugs on a daily basis.

The rate of growth in the prescribing of anti-depressants increased from an annual growth of 7.6% in 2009/10 to 8.1% in 2010/11.

The continued rise in anti-depressant use comes despite a Scottish government pledge to reduce it.

In 2007 the SNP said it wanted to bring the yearly increase down to zero, and then by a further 10% each year.

Scottish Labour's public health spokesman Dr Richard Simpson, who is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry, said: "The fact that the number of Scots on anti-depressants is the highest level since records began - with more than one in 10 Scots now on the drugs - is extremely troubling.



It is scandalous that more than 10% of people aged 15 and over are reliant on anti-depressants”

End Quote

Mary Scanlon MSP

"Back in 2007 the SNP set a target to bring the use of anti-depressants under control, but when the going got tough the SNP ditched the target."

"I know from my experience as a doctor that mental illness can be devastating for those who experience it. However, for all but the most serious cases, the daily use of drugs should be a last resort.

Dr Simpson said there needed to be a greater focus on early intervention and other alternative therapies.

The latest Scottish government statistics also showed a variation in the percentage of the population using anti-depressants across Scotland, with 8.3% of people living in Shetland taking the drugs compared with 12.9% in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Five health boards - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley and Tayside - had rates of use above the Scottish average.

GPs wrote the vast majority of those prescriptions with the remainder written by authorised prescribers such as nurses and dentists.

The figures also included prescriptions written in hospitals that were dispensed in the community, but exclude prescriptions dispensed within hospitals.

The Scottish Conservatives also criticised the SNP for its "failure" to meet promised targets for tackling people's reliance on anti-depressants.

Holistic approach

Mary Scanlon MSP said: "It is scandalous that more than 10% of people aged 15 and over, a figure which therefore includes many young people, are reliant on anti-depressants.

"Investment in mental health with early diagnosis and early intervention is critical to get patients the support and treatment they need - when they need it."

The Scottish Liberal Democrats said the government's mental health strategy, currently out for consultation, needed to explore the "burgeoning" problem of anti-depressant use.

The party's health spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP said: "While anti-depressants have a role to play, we need to see a much more holistic approach to mental health problems in Scotland.

"We need to be confident that doctors have the time to explore alternatives to anti-depressants before reaching for the prescription pad."

Further prescription statistics, just published by the government, show a big fall in the number of drugs being prescribed to tackle obesity in Scotland.

In 2010/2011 the number fell to 95,000, a decrease of almost 30% on the previous year.

The reduction is estimated to have saved the NHS more than £1m. A separate survey suggests 65% of people in Scotland are overweight and 28% are obese.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

**Exclusive - JANE NIEMAN VIDEO TESTIMONY GSK V KILKER - first shown HERE

http://www.furiousseasons.com/archives/2009/12/paxil_on_trial_on_tv_tonight.html


December 07, 2009


"Paxil On Trial" On TV Tonight

The American Law Journal TV program will this evening air a one hour show on the recent lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline regarding birth defects caused by its drug Paxil. The company was found liable in one case and the plaintiff was awarded $2.5 million. The program only airs lives in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware areas. Check cable listings here. Or a live stream will be here. I assume there will be an archived version online at some point in the near future.



The show airs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.



Posted by Philip Dawdy at December 7, 2009 11:35 AM


video

** Exclusive - FIDDAMAN faked yet more Tuesday1st blogs - this one about Correspondence with MHRA -

Is there no limit to the number of times Bob Fiddaman
 sets out to shout down his critics?

In the latest example below bully boy Fiddaman created a fake blog on the subject of Correspondence with the MHRA.

see -





source -  of fake blog here - http://tuesday1stmhrappescorrespondence.wordpress.com/






Perhaps it would be instructive to our many readers to view the original Tuesday1st and learn really what happened when the MHRA interfaced with FIDDAMAN
see






source - http://tuesday1st-mhra-ppes-correspondence.blogspot.com/




Monday, 26 September 2011

Don't get screwed by FIDDAMAN supplement scam - TRB fish oil 50% strength of NHS prescribed OMACOR

Why pay Scientologist Jim Harper $39.50 for something akin to supermarket shelf fish oil










When you could actually go to your GP and be prescribed OMACOR which contains 460 mg EPA and 380 mg DHA in a single 1g capsule



source - http://www.omacor.co.uk/




SSRI suicidal thoughts is a Class Phenomenon - but SEROXAT lawyers FAILED to take ANY form of action






Note also how Harvey further spun when he said

"It is noteworthy however that the original MHRA, EMEA and FDA investigations of SSRIs arose as a direct result of the focus on Seroxat and Paxil by the litigators both here and in the US and the media "



Economical with the truth as ever, Harvey, of Hugh James, forgets to mention the PROZAC litigation from 1990's, instigated by Scientology /CCHR LA, which also ended in failure.


The patients are ill served by these lawyers who dine out on their suffering - the evidence is clear SSRI's are more out of control than ever !

http://bobfiddaman.blogspot.com/2011/09/scientology-cchr-la-instigates-ssri.html

FIDDAMAN tactic is to use mockery of someone to force an answer - how ironic



"I usually find that making a mockery of someone or something is a good way of forcing an answer "

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Compare FIDDAMAN fake Tuesday1st blog on wordpress with original Tuesday1st on blogspot


FIDDAMAN fake Tuesday1st blog
source - http://tuesday1st.wordpress.com/





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to enlarge

 








original Tuesday1st blog
http://tuesday1st.blogspot.com/




FIDDAMAN sensation - he fakes Tuesday1st blog and posts as Jeremy Bryce with a tirade of abuse aimed at her.




note this one is on wordpress
source - http://tuesday1st.wordpress.com/




SEROXAT exclusive - FIDDAMAN posted as Jeremy Bryce & Bob Fiddaman on his FAKE blogs




Spot the Seroxat liar - was it Mark Harvey or Janice Simmons - you decide

Mr Harvey says his 1,700 clients are of different age groups and were selected from about 4,000 people who contacted the firm with complaints about the drug.







source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/glaxo-faces-threat-of-uk-class-action-over-seroxat-676179.html



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Janice said the group represents over 10000 people all of .













source -
http://www.seroxatusergroup.org.uk/EMEA%20minutes%20April%202004.pdf





Pfizer Ireland - invest $200m in Irish biomanufacturing plant




Pfizer is planning to invest around €145 million ($200m) at its biomanufacturing facility in Co Dublin, Ireland, according to the country's Prime Minister Enda Kenny.


The investment at the Grange Castle site in Clondalkin will be used to introduce two new processing suites to the site and expand current production and product testing capabilities.



Up to 400 construction jobs will be created during the building phase, but there has as yet been no word on whether the investment will add to the tally of 1,100 workers currently employed by Pfizer at the facility.



Earlier this year Pfizer announced it was seeking voluntary redundancies at the former Wyeth facility, which is used to manufacture the pneumococcal disease vaccine Prevnar and arthritis and psoriasis therapy Enbrel (etanercept). At the time it said it was planning a refit of the facility in the coming couple of years.



"Pfizer has a long record of successfully manufacturing some of our top medicines in Ireland", said Paul Duffy, vice president external Supply, at Pfizer. "This investment will allow us help meet the needs of patients throughout the world by introducing new technologies and capabilities at Grange Castle, where we produce highly complex vaccines and biologic products for patients around the world."



Kenny said Pfizer makes "a tremendous contribution to Ireland’s life sciences industry since it first established here in 1969 and this investment is a further demonstration of the company's continuous commitment".



Pfizer has already invested more than $7 billion in its Irish operations, according to IDA Ireland. In March the company sold off a biologics fill-and-finish facility in Dun Laoghaire to biotechnology giant Amgen, saving 280 jobs, following that up by off-loading a bulk biologics manufacturing plant in Shanbally, Cork, to BioMarin.



A third Irish facility in Loughbeg manufacturing solid dose pharmaceuticals is still on the block.



SEROXAT lawyers Hugh James - drop most clients because problems NOT caused by SEROXAT

Mr Harvey says his 1,700 clients are of different age groups and were selected from about 4,000 people who contacted the firm with complaints about the drug. "We have screened the complainants carefully so as to include only those whose symptoms we strongly feel have been brought on by the use of the drug," he said.Mr Harvey is bringing the claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. The claimants allege withdrawal problems and/or aggression and/or suicidal acts. Mr Harvey thinks the case will take at least two years to get to trial. Funding comes from a mixture of public funds and from legal insurance policies.Mr Harvey says he has never called for Seroxat to be withdrawn. "It's a question of proper, informed choice. If doctors and patients are told the risks involved they can make an informed choice about whether to use the drug or not."Mr Harvey said he could not say what scale of damages he would be looking for.




http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/glaxo-faces-threat-of-uk-class-action-over-seroxat-676179.html

Seroxat discontinuation syndrome experienced by under 11% large retrospective analysis shows.

Seroxat discontinuation syndrome experienced by under 11% large retrospective analysis shows.


RESULTS: Of the 385 patients included in the review, 41 patients experienced the discontinuation syndrome. The occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome did not correlate with sex, maintenance dosage of paroxetine or duration of treatment with the drug. However, there was a relationship between the method of drug withdrawal and the occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome, with the syndrome occurring significantly more frequently in those patients in whom paroxetine was abruptly discontinued









Abstract: Discontinuation syndrome associated with paroxetine [Paxil®/Seroxat®]

« H E » email

posted Friday, 28 July 2006

CNS Drugs. 2006;20(8):665-72.

Discontinuation syndrome associated with paroxetine in depressed patients : a retrospective analysis of factors involved in the occurrence of the syndrome.

Himei A, Okamura T.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, JapanOsaka Institute of Psychiatry, Osaka, Japan.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the factors that contribute to the occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome in patients who have received paroxetine to treat depression.

METHOD: The clinical records of individuals from the outpatient units of two centres in the western area of Japan who had had a single episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) and had completed monotherapy with paroxetine in the previous 5 years were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had been diagnosed with MDD according to the DSM-IV criteria. The patients were divided into two groups, according to whether or not they had experienced the discontinuation syndrome when paroxetine was stopped. The syndrome was diagnosed according to standard criteria for the SSRI discontinuation syndrome. The two groups were compared for sex, age, maintenance dosage of paroxetine, duration of treatment with paroxetine, presence of adverse reactions in the early phase of treatment with paroxetine, and method of paroxetine withdrawal (abrupt or tapered).

RESULTS: Of the 385 patients included in the review, 41 patients experienced the discontinuation syndrome. The occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome did not correlate with sex, maintenance dosage of paroxetine or duration of treatment with the drug. However, there was a relationship between the method of drug withdrawal and the occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome, with the syndrome occurring significantly more frequently in those patients in whom paroxetine was abruptly discontinued. There was an association between the occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome and age, but this association seemed to have been caused by the fact that younger patients were more inclined to abruptly stop taking the medication. It was also found that the discontinuation syndrome occurred at a significantly higher rate in patients who had experienced adverse reactions to paroxetine in the early phase of treatment.

CONCLUSION: The discontinuation syndrome in patients taking paroxetine was more likely to occur in those patients who stopped taking the drug abruptly. The occurrence of the discontinuation syndrome was also correlated with younger age, but this association seemed to be secondary to the fact that younger patients tended to be more likely to abruptly stop taking the medication. It appears that the discontinuation syndrome can be prevented by carefully tapering the dosage of paroxetine when treatment is withdrawn. Interestingly, the discontinuation syndrome was more likely to occur in those patients who experienced adverse reactions in the early phase of treatment with paroxetine. When the drug is discontinued, additional attention should be paid to patients who have presented with adverse reactions in the early phase of paroxetine therapy.

PMID: 16863271 [PubMed - in process]

Seroxat does not cause dependence will remain - terminology is clearly understood

Seroxat firm to drop dependence claim






http://www.blogger.com/goog_1606949440



18 May 03

GlaxoSmithKline will change the wording on the patient information leaflet for Seroxat (paroxetine) to remove the claim that the drug is 'not addictive'.

GSK made its decision after considering 1,400 e-mails from patients about their experiences of taking Seroxat, which were featured on BBC TV's Panorama earlier this month.

The company will not change the wording provided to GPs in the summary of product characteristics. A statement said: 'We acknowledge that patients may get symptoms on stopping Seroxat. Although we maintain Seroxat is not addictive, we have proposed to take out that specific wording as we realised on talking to patients it did not add to their understanding of what to expect when they stop taking the product.

'We are not proposing to change the wording to doctors on the SPC. The statement that Seroxat does not cause dependence will remain because this terminology is clearly understood by health care professionals.

Seroxat clients not addicted - they had "discontinuation syndrome" said Mark Harvey of Hugh James

Seroxat clients not addicted - they had "discontinuation syndrome"




extract - from Maker of 'happy pill' Seroxat is sued by man who killed wife while on drug



His claim is part of a £30million damages case against the makers of the drug, which is supposed to boost confidence and happiness.

Law firm Hugh James, on behalf of the claimants, alleges Seroxat is "defective" under the 1987 Consumer Protection Act.

Solicitor Mark Harvey said: "All the claimants allege they tried to withdraw from Seroxat and have suffered discontinuation syndrome."




mmmmmm ...Interesting comment from FIDDAMAN at the bottom ...........seems GSK used their Delorean and predicted that the litigation had no merit





http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23433242-details/Maker+of+'happy+pill'+Seroxat+is+sued+by+man+who+killed+wife+while+on+drug/article.do



John DeLorean never cared to fit the mold of a typical Detroit auto executive. He was a young, free-spirited maverick that revolutionized the auto industry as the major force behind America’s first muscle car– the Pontiac GTO. He was thought of as a hippie by his older peers for his longish, shaggy hair, and rebellious attitude. But what they didn’t understand was that DeLorean had his finger on the pulse of youth and trend in a way that no one else did. He had an uncanny ability to tap into the music, events and attitudes of the time and mine it for nuggets that translated to top-line success. As the young DeLorean’s star rose, he supposedly walked away from his $650,000 salary at GM and decided to go it on his own. DeLorean also became overly enamored with himself, the party scene and chasing women.



He was soon rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities like fellow auto enthusiasts Steve McQueen and James Garner. Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis Jr. later became investors in his new upstart– DeLorean Motor Company. Quite the accomplished playboy as well, he was romantically linked to beauties– Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, Candice Bergen, Nancy Sinatra, Kelly Harmon and Cristina Ferrare. DeLorean seemed to have it all– but he was headed for a major crash. Production and deep financial troubles at DeLorean Motor Company, not to mention the resulting money laundering and drug charges, brought it all to a shameful end before the visionary could realize his ultimate dream.








SEROXAT teratogen - we don't want it banned said Hardwickie barrister Sarah Venn because it helps a lot of people !

"It does help a lot of people, so we are not looking for a ban" says Barrister Sarah Venn (then) spokesperson of SeroxatUserGroup



Saturday, 24 September 2011

clearly Hugh James solicitors set up ‘User’s Group’ to form the focus for future litigation

Wonder Drug? (Irish Tatler, December 2002)

The side effects of anti-depressants and official denials


extract - http://www.offscenepublications.com/selected-writings.html

Mark Harvey, a solicitor with the Cardiff firm Hugh James Ford Simey, has something to say on the subject: “My feeling is GSK knew, and they certainly know damn well now, their drug had the capacity to cause a lot of harm to small number of people. In particular in relation to coming off it and they’re not being honest to either prescribing doctors or patients.”


Hugh James Ford Simey has already been contacted by over 120 people, complaining of problems with Seroxat. They’re coming in, says Mark Harvey, at a rate of nearly three a week. In order to facilitate these people, the firm is setting up a ‘User’s Group’ to form the focus for future litigation against the drug companies. Many of these people have experiences ‘cold turkey’ like symptoms while coming off the drug.

“I’ve seen an advert in the States. It actually says ‘Talk to your doctor about non-habit forming Paxil,” says Harvey. “That’s outrageous, that’s clearly designed to catch patients and it deals with what they want to know, which is if it’s non addictive...”



Mark Harvey said we must not "turn on each other" - but why was FIDDAMAN used as an attack dog?

FIDDAMAN PAXIL exclusive - Rob Robinson works for profesionals to bring claims against GSK

source - SAUK discussion board




thread started by "truthman30"
headed - Ex Seroxat User
dated - 22 June 2007

post no 37
dated 26 June 2007

Rob Robinson said - "We represent hundreds of clients who have filed claims against GlaxoSmithKline corp for Paxil related injuries."


http://www.social-anxiety-community.org/db/showthread.php?t=17213&page=4
This blog is brougt to you consistent with subsection 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act - i.e. blogs created to prevent or detect a crime http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1997/ukpga_19970040_en_1

Seroxat group aims are © Copyright Hugh James Solicitors 2002. - thanks to the Wayback machine crooked lawyer Mark Harvey can run but cannot hide







FIDDAMAN exclusive - PROZAC FDA hearings from 20 years ago

no wonder nobody went to PAXILPROTEST coz Rob Robinson got off it in 18 days

Rob Robinson was withdrawan from Seroxat / Paxil by a "specialist" in 18 days








LINK Trouble in Prozac - November 28, 2005:







"A rock climber of renown--Climbing magazine once put him on its cover--Robinson, 45, says his experience with SSRIs started in 1998. He had committed to do a traveling exhibition on climbing, but the project stressed him out and interfered with his sleep, so his doctor prescribed Glaxo's Paxil. After a few weeks on the drug, Robinson says, 'I felt calmer. I thought, 'That's good.'' Quitting it after a half-year, though, 'I started having what I now know are withdrawal symptoms,' he asserts, including muscle spasms, extreme sensitivity to sound, and 'horrible electric-shock sensations in my head.' He went back on Paxil to alleviate the symptoms. Eventually concluding he had a drug dependency, he found a specialist who took him off the drug in 18 days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
plenty of room in the Delorean bus for Rock Climber Rob Robinson who seems to have no lasting after effects - http://southernsandstonepublishing.com/

so many Seroxat litigation liars better take Delorean DMC80 bus and look at professionals bought by Hugh James

Let's pick up professional liar BBC journalist Shelly Jofre


& see what's in her podcast






here to help is the great fraud himself John Z DeLorean










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4 .30 in Ed says - lets look at antidepressant story
4 45 Jofre says although problems with whole class of antidepressants we (bbc) decided to concentrate on Seroxat Why we narrowed down on Seroxat 1 because it was made by GSK 2 all the drugs in class cause suicidal thinking on dose change 3 Seroxat had a unique problem of withdrawal BECAUSE IT WAS LONGER ACTING … we decided to focus research into this drug



source - http://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/2007/11/01/one-woman-a-multinational-and-a-victory-shelley-jofre-panorama/
 
 






so many liars needs a stretch Delorean

forward to 1993 - Lilly Cleared in Scientology-linked Drug Suit - sounds like prediction of the future

Bibliographic data


In the Courts: Lilly Cleared in Scientology-linked Drug Suit 

Author:
Posted: 5/17/2004 9:07:51 PM Type: Doc_article
Publication:Cult Observer Vol.: 10 No.: 01
Date: 1993 Page(s): 32815



URL:


source - http://www.icsahome.com/logon/elibdocview_new.asp?Subject=In+the+Courts%3A++Lilly+Cleared+in+Scientology-linked+Drug+Suit


In the Courts:



Lilly Cleared in Scientology-linked Drug Suit




A Kentucky circuit court judge last fall dismissed a $150 million lawsuit against Eli Lilly & co., citing a lack of evidence that its drug fluoxetine (Prozac) caused Bonnie Leitsch, of Louisville, to attempt suicide in 1989. Lietsch, one of the drug’s most vocal critics, had appeared on a number of nationwide television programs, sometimes with a representative of the Church of Scientology, to criticize the drug. The Scientology-linked Citizens Commission on Human Rights has claimed that Prozac caused suicidal behavior, a charge denied by Eli Lilly and rejected by a Federal Food and Drug Administration advisory panel.



“Sadly,” according to an Eli Lilly statement, “[Leitsch] has been a victim of the disease of depression, the Scientologists, and her own lawyers, who repeatedly tried to withdraw from the case rather than try it.” In dismissing the suit, Judge Benjamin F. Shobe wrote in his order, “Although afforded ample opportunity, plaintiffs have presented no affirmative evidence showing there is a genuine issue of material fact.” Despite this finding, Leitsch filed an appeal.



To date, 39 similar Prozac-related suits have been dismissed, leaving about 100 still pending, according to a Lilly spokesman, who said there have also been 37 criminal cases in which defendants blamed their conduct on the effects of the drug. None of these defenses has been accepted by the courts. (From “Eli Lilly cleared in Prozac Lawsuit,” Psychiatric Times, 12/92)



Cult Observer, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1993



SCIENTOLOGY CCHR LA instigates SSRI Prozac class action suits - the later ones are just copycat actions

SSRI litigation De Lorean time folks - better take the 4 door back to 1990 & PROZAC / Scientology litigation


Back to where it started - Women form Prozac user support group - 1990 - leading to first of the Scientology /CCHR  backed class actions










source - http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&dat=19900605&id=LfgaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hUcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6902,1145530


other SSRI advocates must stand in line BEHIND the SEROXAT litigants - says crazy Joe Fiddleman

"In Seroxat we have one drug of a whole class. To play down it's side-effects is playing down the side-effects of every other SSRi. Seroxat is a celebrity, it's one that the media have got their fingers into. Once this celebrity is dead and gone they will move on to something else. Then, and only then, will other SSRi's get the press coverage other advocates seem to be calling for"

The great orchesTRATOR Mark Harvey of Hugh James tries to control the troops



The great orchesTRATOR Mark Harvey of Hugh James controlled the seroxatUSERgroups

SEROXAT is worst drug in class - To be Clear the Evidence MUST be FAKED

SEROXAT Joe - an observation by a Birmingham cartoonist - other SSRI patients can go to hell

Bob Fiddaman said




"I can see no benefit of Seroxat, none whatsoever. The longer it remains on the market will mean countless suffering for people on other SSRi's. Once removed, it will open the doors for other SSRi's to be thoroughly investigated and maybe other bloggers, campaigners, advocates can start banging the drum and asking the regulator about Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRi related drugs."

http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/2009/08/seroxat-in-media.html



"In Seroxat we have one drug of a whole class. To play down it's side-effects is playing down the side-effects of every other SSRi. Seroxat is a celebrity, it's one that the media have got their fingers into. Once this celebrity is dead and gone they will move on to something else. Then, and only then, will other SSRi's get the press coverage other advocates seem to be calling for"

Addleshaw Goddard check out criminal litigants in HUGH JAMES worst drug bogus SEROXAT scam?








FIDDAMAN tarred by own brush - The Evidence is Clear he ran the Strangford Bryce blog -

Friday, 23 September 2011

FIDDAMAN - delusional false stalker claim on Harper Collins, Authonomy Website - we now know he stalks himself

Bangkok visitor Fiddaman admitted he is a DEVIANT - what did he do there for 4 nights ?









see also -
  http://fiddaman.blogspot.com/2010/08/pill-to-prevent-lesbianism-ave-maria.html




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