Monthly Archives: November 2017

“Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry”

Excellent article by Dr Aseem Malhotra.  So pleased to see a leading clinician speaking out in this way.  Healthcare is surely corrupted at every level by the pharmaceutical industry but most patients have no idea of the extent of this … Continue reading

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Patients are responsible for PDD and iatrogenic harm!!

Dr Stuart Allan, writing in the BJGP clearly thinks so.   I wonder what role professional responsibility plays? http://bjgp.org/content/67/663/445.1/tab-e-letters My response has been published along with others. Prescribed drug dependence – whose responsibility? I am deeply disappointed by Dr Stuart … Continue reading

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Antidepressant withdrawal – clinical trial

4/146 patients were willing and able to withdraw from their antidepressants.  This is an appalling result.  But the UK and Scottish Governments see no need to fund a helpline or specialist services for prescribed drug dependence. http://bjgpopen.org/content/early/2017/11/14/bjgpopen17X101265

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Barry Haslam – Granada TV

Barry Haslam appeared briefly on Granada TV, calling for a public inquiry into benzodiazepines.  It was very disappointing that Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, did not support him. http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-11-17/watch-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-the-prescription-of-legal-drugs-that-could-be-as-addictive-as-cocaine-and-heroin/

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ME/CFS, Gulf War Syndrome, benzodiazepines, antidepressants

What on earth would ME/CFS, Gulf War Syndrome, benzodiazepines and antidepressants have in common?  For many years, a group of UK psychiatrists has insisted that ME/CFS is largely psychological and patients can improve with psychological interventions.  The ME/CFS community has … Continue reading

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Alert re benzodiazepines has been put in my hospital medical records

I had another check up today at the eye clinic.  I was in and out quite quickly.  An alert has been put into my hospital records re benzodiazepines but only at my insistence.  I would have imagined doctors would be … Continue reading

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Benzodiazepine Medical Disaster – why the cover up by UK Government?

Questions asked by Barry Haslam, former Chair of Oldham Tranx.  Brain damaged and disabled from benzodiazepine over-prescribing and withdrawal.  Barry has spent the past 30 years fighting for the truth along with many others.   I too am left with … Continue reading

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