Is a Leading Suicide Prevention Organization a Front for Big Pharma? Photo Credit: halimqd / Shutterstock.com If you think you have been hearing a lot about suicide recently, it is not your imagination.
The week of September 5-11 was declared National Suicide Prevention Week by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). According to its website, AFSP is the “leading national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide.” Yet due to its Pharma relationships and continued Pharma funding, it could be argued that it is dedicated to profiting from suicide. How does the group allegedly profit from suicides? Like other groups accused of being Pharma fronts, it literally sells the fear of depression, mental illness and suicide to people who may be fine and asserts that “stigma” and “barriers” to treatment (e.g., drugs) are causing suicides. Stopping suicide seems like such a worthy cause that few dissect AFSP’s actual messaging. Who Are AFSP? Not Helping Our Troops Preventing Suicides or Causing Them? 'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance.
Dr Ruairidh Battleday said: “Modafinil can and does enhance some cognitive functions.
“For the first time, we have a cognitive enhancer that appears not to have significant detrimental cognitive, emotional, or physical side effects. “This means that it is time for a wider societal debate on how to integrate and regulate cognitive enhancement . The ethical exploration is a huge and important goal for the near future: one that both scientists, politicians, and the public need to be involved in.” Modafinil is taken by up to one in four students at British universities Photo: ALAMY A survey run by the Oxford University student newspaper The Tab showed that 26 per cent of students at the university said they had used it. Modafinil is usually prescribed to treat sleeping disorders and has been used in the past by the US Air Force to keep pilots alert during long distance flights.
Over the Counter Pain Reliever Found to Blunt Emotions Like Joy. Heather Callaghan, ContributorWaking Times It’s been about 12 years since Equilibrium quietly arrived in theaters, only to become better known as the years went on.
The dystopian flick about the forced removal of emotions – i.e. any shred of humanity – through mandated injections was quite the extreme allegory to average viewers. But perhaps you looked around and saw the “desensitizing metaphor” in all kinds of things in this twisted bumpy stop we call reality. Fluoride, prescription drugs, antibiotics and other things that wipe out the gut (second brain), television programming, heavy metal and chemical exposure, schooling, etc… A good many things keep consciousness quelled by various forms of suppression. Homeopathic pioneers often talked about modern medicines having a suppressing effect on the body, which would drive disease further inward – were they on to something? So, it’s not too surprising to discover that over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol can steal smidgens of joy too.
“We Are Trained To Misinform” – Ex-Big Pharma Sales Rep Speaks Out About The Deception In The Pharmaceutical Industry. “There is no such thing as a safe drug.”
This comes from ex-pharmaceutical sales rep and author of the book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen. For 15 years, Gwen was living an unintentional lie, working as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of today’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. But through a gradual course of tragic events, Gwen’s eyes were eventually opened to the unethical and tyrannical truth about pharmaceutical drugs. “It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. In her tell all book, Gwen writes about her years as a pharmaceutical sales rep, exposing the dirty secrets of the industry that often go untalked about.
Free Happiness Training! The Most Popular Drug in America Is an Antipsychotic and No One Really Knows How It Works. Does anyone remember Thorazine?
It was an antipsychotic given to mentally ill people, often in institutions, that was so sedating, it gave rise to the term "Thorazine shuffle. " Ads for Thorazine in medical journals, before drugs were advertised directly to patients, showed Aunt Hattie in a hospital gown, zoned out but causing no trouble to herself or anyone else. No wonder Thorazine and related drugs Haldol, Mellaril and Stelazine were called chemical straitjackets. But Thorazine and similar drugs became close to obsolete in 1993 when a second generation of antipsychotics which included Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon and Abilify came online.
Called "atypical" antipsychotics, the drugs seemed to have fewer side effects than their predecessors like dry mouth, constipation and the stigmatizing and permanent facial tics known as TD or tardive dyskinesia. They are right. Here are some of the ways Big Pharma made antipsychotics everyday drugs. Approval Creep Dosing Children.