Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines?
Maybe Jim Thomson and his ‘Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines’ should read just a few of the comments that I’ve received in the last week:
“…in the land of hope and glory i,e the United Kingdom: After having to fight to secure public funding from the Legal Assistance Board, to take legal action against GSK regarding seroxat, the solicitor handling the action (Hugh James) informs me that GSK will only consider claims for withdrawl symptoms and side effects, but will not consider deaths or suicides. My wife died I believe due to seroxat. Therefore the solicitor has decided it would not be feasable to pursue my late wife’s case as the chances of success are slim. So not only did i loose my partner, and suffer a family breakdown. I now find that I cannot even get a fair hearing. The solictor did inform me that I could privately fund action, but it would cost around £250,000. Yeah right as if we have that sort of cash lying about. freedom democracy and justice, meaningless empty words unless you have the money to buy them.”
” Its all coming togetter for me now.
Ive had these withdrawl effects first when i was 18 and stopped after taking seroxat from age 14.
I was becoming mentally instable from withdrawl and all the weird shit happening with my psyche.
This led to me going back into therapy haha and this led to them (the doctors) prescribing seroxat again!From the yrs I had been taking seroxat before and did things that were bad for me whithout me feeling this.
I had so much damage done that, once I stopped using seroxat and emotions became FREE again…not suppressed anymore..
I wasnt able to deal with all of the things that had happened.
Eventually when i was 20 they put me again on seroxat ..this time almost immediately when i started taking it I derailed.I went suicidal, did maniac things.Never was able to sleep and my mind was going on like a train.
This lasted almost a yr..untill i managed to say NO (because docors wanted to keep me on this shit)
I managed to STOP and was left broken ..physically and mentally..
I hope psychiatrist and pharmacompanies will be showed no mercy..I hope they will nail these guys ……and they will go into historybooks as criminals…the kinds they are..Big bigcriminals…How can they do this…using children, making people ill, so that they can make money of them…Dont matter how young you are…Theyll prescribe you poison make you a junkie…..all for pieces of paper (money)….doesnt it make you sad….so sad.”
“How come nowadays seroxat is not allowed for children age 7-17, but back in the 90’s it was…….I was given seroxat 40mg a DAY from my 14th till I was 18, much damage was caused due to this. I stopped when I was 18.Without knowing what caused this I became totally insane.
Then they put me back on this shit a yr later and I became suicidal I almost really did it.
I havent been taking it now for yrs but looking back at that time and the damage it has done.Something I have to continue living with the rest of my (young) life.
I feel i cant let these dirtbags get away with it.
I am physically disabled due to the suicidal period on seroxat that lasted half a yr.
God knows what happend to me in the yrs from my 14th untill my 18th.
I was dazed and drugged doing things without realising the consequences.
Im sorry but am i just supposed to sit back and take it that my life was taken from me by corrupt companies and incompetent doctors at the age of 14.
Thanks to the people that make this website.Unfortunately there’s really nowhere else to turn.”
” I WAS PRESCRIBED REQUIP FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME IN AUGUST OF 2006 AND IMMEDIATELY I A 62 YEAR OLD HOUSE WIFE AND CARE GIVER COULD NOT CONTROL THE URGE TO GAMBLE SOMETHING I HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE. I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS CONNECTED TO REQUIP. I STARTED USING MORTGAGE MONEY AND ANY OTHER I COULD GET. WE ARE NOT ABOUT TO LOSE OUR HOME, WHICH IS ALL WE HAVE AND I AM THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT TO PAYDAY LOAND I HAVE 13 OF THEM AT 500 EACH FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS. NOW. ONCE YOU GET INTO THE LOANS YOU NEVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET OUT OF THEM.
EVEN THOUGH I STOPPED TAKING REQUIP RIGHT AFTER I HEARD ON THE PAUL HARVEY RADIO SHOW IN DEC. OF 2006 THAT MAYO CLINIC HAD DONE RESEARCH ON REQUIP AND FOUND IT DID INDEED CAUSE SOME PEOLE TO NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL AN URGE TO GAMBLE ALSO IN FEB. OF 2007 I HAD TO HAVE 22 BREAST TUMORS REMOVED I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS BEFORE REQUIP. ALL THESE SIDE AFFECTS ARE CLEARLY LISTED IN THE HUGE BOOKLET GLAXOSMITHKLINE SENT ME. THEY STILL REFUSE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY SITUATION WHICH IS VERY DIER.
SIR CHRIS GENT JUST SHRUGGED ME OFF LIKE I WAS SOME KIND OF WASTE PRODUCT HE DARE NOT DEAL WITH.
THIS IS A BAD COMPANY I FEEL ALMOST ALL OF THEIR DRUGS CAUSE SOME VERY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS.
I HAVE TRIED LAWYERS EVERYONE IS AFRAID OF THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE SO BIG. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD CALL THESE PEOPLE TO TASK.”
When Jim Thomson and his ‘Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines’ start to speak up for people like these, then maybe I’ll give him the time of day.
Until then Jim you I’m sure you know what you and your ‘Alliance’ can do as far as I’m concerned.