Psychiatric research misconduct at the University of Minnesota: CAFE study (NCT00034892) — More information about quetiapine | via RxISK.org

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  9 comments for “Psychiatric research misconduct at the University of Minnesota: CAFE study (NCT00034892) — More information about quetiapine | via RxISK.org

  1. April 4, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I worked in a locked psych unit and we gave Seroquel out like candy in huge doses…..a lot of our long-term psych patients died young…from years and years of giving them harmful drugs meant to “manage” their behavior. We never reported the side effects unless the side effect was death and even then the cause of death was attributed to the side effect and not the drug.
    Psych patients have been used as guinea pigs with psych meds forever…after all…they can’t advocate for themselves, right?

    • April 4, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Sure they can advocate for themselves. For example:

      (1) http://beyondmeds.com
      (2) Via other websites – https://www.rxisk.org
      (3) My own story (political abuse of psychiatry): http://chaoticpharmacology.com/?s=sluggish

      I am sure there are many more examples out there. Of course it’s not easy for patients to advocate for themselves, that’s why I believe it’s very important to contact other supporters.

      • April 4, 2015 at 2:30 am

        These were people in locked units….long term…no one listened to them and no one advocated for them and their families were not involved….healthcare in the USA is horrific…especially psych.

      • April 4, 2015 at 2:51 am

        I am sorry about all of your concerns (are also my concerns).

        I am aware of the problems with the US healthcare system, it is largely inefficient in several aspects (e.g., healthcare expenditures vs. outcomes).

        I believe that one of the main problems of psychiatry is the coercive nature of their treatments. Moreover, the majority of these interventions are experimental (i.e., safety and effectiveness not appropiately supported by medical and scientific high quality evidence) and their use has been inappropriately promoted by relationships between drug companies, doctors (and their associations) and other actors (e.g., lobbyists, patient associations, drug regulatory agencies, among others).

      • April 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

        Oh my God, Jorge….I am stunned. I read your story and can say in all honesty and with 29 years experience that I can totally see something like that happening to someone. Once someone becomes a part of the psychiatric machine they lose all credibility. It is routine to strip away the rights of anyone who questions the care they are receiving. A psychiatric diagnosis is often used to silence whistleblowers.It is institutional wide and something you learn early on in any medical career here in the USA. If you champion the cause of psychiatric or medical mistreatment on behalf of a patient you are a troublemaker. You are then targeted or at the very least watched carefully.
        I am truly so sorry about what happened to you but, am impressed at your courage. I admire Dr Langan greatly for his work, also. Keep fighting the fight…..the truth needs to be told.

    • April 4, 2015 at 3:47 am

      I forgot to mention this other resource which patients could use to advocate for themselves: http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2614

      • April 4, 2015 at 7:14 am

        Another thing is that I do not and I do not allow my children to take any medication that has not been around since prior to 1980 because I do not trust the pharmaceutical companies with our health. They lie, they cheat and they steal and the last thing they have on their minds is the well-being of the patients they are giving the drugs to.

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