And another site of special interest

I’ve just seen this particular post. It makes for terrible reading and makes a mockery of Dr Alastair Benbow, The Head of European Clinical Psychiatry at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, when he denies claims that Seroxat could be responsible for violence in users, saying there was no “reliable clinical evidence that Seroxat causes violence, aggression or homicide”.

Just scroll down the list and read a few stories then tell me that nothing’s wrong and SSRIs are ‘safe’.

Why won’t Glaxo do any reasearch into the possibility that Seroxat can cause violence, aggression, suicide or homicide and that some people (35% and rising) have terrible problems withdrawing from the drug?

Maybe they already know the truth.

If you want to have a look at just how unconvincing Benbow really is then go here and watch the video.


I’m not the only one

From time to time I intend to feature sites of Special Blogging Interest (SBIs), and I’d like to give a special Xmas mention to these sites:

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn is a respected UK research scientist working at Sheffield University… or at least he was until Proctor & Gamble ‘lent’ on his employers. It’s a worrying story that shows the amount of influence Pharmaceutical companies have as well as the way they operate. Whistleblowers like Dr Blumsohn are very brave people.

Site number 2 today is close to my heart. Clearly I’m not the only one who has issues with the MHRA.

Last but not least today, please take a look at the new AHRP blog. Bookmark this one for fast moving breaking news and commentary.

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