Long-term use of bipolar drug questioned

Long-term use of bipolar drug questioned

There are 9 comments on the CNN story from May 4, 2011, titled Long-term use of bipolar drug questioned. In it, CNN reports that:

The growing use of a popular drug in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder is based largely on a single, flawed clinical trial that may be steering doctors and patients away from drugs with a more established track record, a new review published this week in the journal "PLoS Medicine" suggests.

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#1 May 12, 2011
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#2 May 12, 2011
Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest

Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
By Dr. Leonard Sax

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 4:00 AM

When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be taking powerful psychiatric drugs. Today it's common. How did we get here?

Dr. Joseph Biederman is part of the answer. He's an important guy. His title is "chief of pediatric psychopharmacology" at Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Pediatricians and family doctors look to him, and doctors like him, for guidance about what they should do with problem kids. For the past two decades, Biederman has pushed the use of medications for treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Over the past two decades, the use of medications for treating those disorders has soared.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), recognizing how much influence Biederman has in promoting these medications for children, wondered whether the doctor might be taking money from drug companies. When first asked, Biederman admitted to taking perhaps "a couple hundred thousand dollars" from pharmaceutical companies. When he was asked to take another look, it turned out that Biederman and a colleague had accepted more than $1.6 million from the drug companies. And they hadn't told anybody.

Or consider the case of Dr. Fred Goodwin. After stepping down as director of the National Institute for Mental Health, Goodwin moved on to serve as the host of the NPR program "The Infinite Mind." Goodwin didn't think he needed to tell anybody that the drug companies were paying him $1.3 million, even as he reassured listeners on his program about the safety of powerful psychiatric medications for children. Last month, after his connections to the drug industry came to light, NPR canceled his program.


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#3 May 12, 2011
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine
Column: Evelyn Pringle

Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.

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#5 May 12, 2011
Long-term use of bipolar drug questioned

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#6 Aug 12, 2011
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Aliso Viejo, CA

#7 Dec 23, 2011
Evidence of Neuroleptic Drug-Induced Brain Damage in Patients:
A partial, Annotated Bibliography
by Vera Hassner Sharav


good link on the truth.

Branford, FL

#9 Dec 23, 2011
Mary-Ann wrote:
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Boston, MA

#11 Dec 24, 2011
FBOMBER wrote:
We need to question everything Pharma. How do they get licence approval for products that actually cause disease, maim and kill? The truth must be that they are allowed to experiment on the public. Its not till the class action lawsuits stack up that they withdraw their faulty, fraudulent product. Then they are allowed to settle out of court paying costs that are a fraction of the profits they made, they can never be charged again for these crimes or have the evidence used. They avoid admitting guilt or facing criminal charges for maiming and killing. What is wrong with this picture?
Big Pharma gets away with selling drugs that cause disease, maim and kill people simply because they are in bed with the FDA, the federal Government, the MDA and the politicians in Washington. They are a multi-Billion dollar industry and they have very powerful lobbyists who grease the palms of politicians to pass laws that favor them and even give them undue protection against prosecution and moral responsibility. They have enough money to pay-off anyone and everyone that they have to to get away with whatever they want to. Much of it is well documented, but, there are other things we will probably find out about later after more people have died from their cover-ups. Big Pharma is too powerful to stop and they have corrupted the whole medical and political system and most of the population has blindly bought into all their propaganda. Most people still think the drug companies are actually trying to help people. They are only interested in making money. That is the one and only thing they are interested in. The all-mighty dollar. Period!!!! A good video to watch on youtube is "CANCER: The Forbidden Cures". It shows how the drug companies hide natural cancer cures from the public to make more money even though they know millions of people die every year from cancer. If that isn't mass murder than what is?

High Springs, FL

#12 Jun 7, 2012
The court with it's judges and prosecutors involved as members of the Republican ALEC, ALONG WITH the pharmaceutical companies doesn't provider any safe guards in the society nor will there be any justice to compensate the damaged. Look at the pharmaceutical fines and punishment. How about the changes Obama made to the law that Bush enacted that persons couldn't sue a pharmaceutical company in which the FDA excepted the pharmaceutical drug because you couldn't sue the government.

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