March 2005 NEWS on SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS

March 2005 NEWS on SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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“ Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed”

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"...<STRONG><FONT size=4>He was taking the antidepressant Prozac and at least once was hospitalized for suicidal tendencies, said Gayle Downwind, a cultural coordinator at Red Lake Middle School who taught Weise</FONT>.</STRONG> It was not uncommon for Weise to spend at least one night a week at her home. 'He considered my house a safe place to be,' she said in an interview...."


So SAD to be right somtimes -

March 24 2005 at 9:58 AM Tuesday

Response to RED LAKE Shooter ................it was PROZAC !!!!!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?f ... 1111475850

" Minnesota school shootings - IS this another child victim of the pharma co's ?

March 22 2005 at 7:17 AM Tuesday

Like:

Christopher Pittman, aged 12, (Paxil then Zoloft).

Victor Brancaccio aged 16 (Zoloft) , Florida, Learning disability.

Kip Kinkle age 15.(Prozac/Ritalin withdrawal) Springfield, OR,

Jeff Franklin age 17 (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL,


And others - I guess we will have to watch and wait as the facts unfold - "
And unfold they have -

Jeff Weise - 16 - ( Prozac )- Red Lake - Minnesota

yet more lives destroyed !! - yet more families grieving !! -

At least we now know who's door the blame lays at -

well done ELY LILLY -

And how many more innocent victims will it take before the authorities listen ???



“ Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed”

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" Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed

By Ceci Connolly and Dana Hedgpeth
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, March 24, 2005; Page A12


RED LAKE, Minn., March 23 -- Two days after a shooting rampage on the Indian reservation here left 10 dead,&nbsp;&nbsp; friends, relatives and neighbors of the teenage assailant began to sketch a portrait of a deeply disturbed youth who had been treated for depression in a psychiatric ward, lost several close family members, sketched gruesome scenes of armed warriors and was removed from the school where he gunned down most of his victims Monday.

Still, even the few people close to him were at a loss to pinpoint precisely what triggered Jeff Weise's deadly outburst and officials provided little information about the 16-year-old gunman.

On the Red Lake Indian Reservation, officials held a private prayer service Wednesday night and met to discuss when students might be able to return to school. Superintendent Stuart Desjarlait said it may take months for the high school to reopen because of the "extensive damage" from Monday's rampage. Five students, a teacher and a security guard were killed at the school. Seven students were wounded, and two remained in critical condition Wednesday at a hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Federal authorities said they were conducting autopsies on the gunman and his nine victims, but FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said he did not expect to release any information in the near future. Tribal leaders were even less forthcoming, strictly limiting reporters' movements. The Associated Press reported that two news photographers were briefly held at gunpoint by tribal police.

Tensions rose throughout Wednesday, with some residents whispering fears that if they spoke to outsiders they would suffer retribution. Residents of neighboring communities offered cautionary tales about violence on the reservation and the Justice Department created a task force to deal with gangs when Red Lake suffered five homicides in seven months in 2002.

Because Red Lake is a "closed" reservation, it operates as a sovereign nation, running its own police force and dictating who may set foot on the property.

Those willing to be interviewed described Weise as a young man who drifted among various homes on the reservation, listening to heavy-metal music, proclaiming his affinity for Adolf Hitler and periodically showing up at the high school, even though Desjarlait said that six months ago he had ordered Weise to stay at home for tutoring.

He was taking the antidepressant Prozac and at least once was hospitalized for suicidal tendencies, said Gayle Downwind, a cultural coordinator at Red Lake Middle School who taught Weise. It was not uncommon for Weise to spend at least one night a week at her home. "He considered my house a safe place to be," she said in an interview.

In his 16 years, Weise lost many relatives. He was estranged from other family members and had a strained relationship with Daryl Lussier, the grandfather he killed at the start of Monday's rampage.

Family and friends said that Weise's father, Daryl Lussier Jr., committed suicide in 1997. Two years later, a serious automobile accident killed a cousin and left Weise's mother with partial paralysis and brain damage.

Then, about two years ago, his maternal grandfather died, an aunt, Kim
Desjarlait, told NBC's "Today" show. "You are dealing with three deaths within eight years. I think for a kid starting at 10 years old, that's a lot to take." At the time, Desjarlait wanted to help raise Weise in Minneapolis, but he was sent to the reservation about 260 miles to the north.

In the sixth grade, Weise met Downwind's son, Sky Grant, and the two became close friends, often playing video games together. Grant recalled that Weise "hated his mother" and had a tendency to skip ahead to violent parts in movies they rented.

When Weise flunked eighth grade, he joined Downwind's special "Learning Center" program at the school. "He didn't function academically. He just sat there and drew pictures of army people with guns," she said in an interview.


"He was a talented artist, but he drew terrible, terrible scenes."

Last June, Weise was suicidal. John Dudley, a bus driver for the Red Lake health center, was called to transport Weise to the hospital in Thief River Falls, 60 miles from the reservation. Describing the boy as quiet, Dudley said Weise was going voluntarily to a psychiatric ward, which he called "the unit."

To some in the school, Weise was long a frightening figure, towering over many of the youngsters in all-black clothing. Because of recent bomb threats and other safety concerns, Red Lake High School insisted students secured a pass to go to the restroom, a requirement that agitated Weise, said Lee Ann Grant, Downwind's daughter, who had worked as a security guard there since August.

On Monday, she was one of the first to spot Weise as he arrived at the red brick building in his grandfather's police cruiser. He was wearing Lussier's ammunition belt and bulletproof vest, waving the grandfather's police-issued shotgun in the air. When he got out of the car, he "marched, not walked" and fired at least twice into the air, she said.

Grant screamed at fellow guard Derrick Brun: "Run, he's got a gun." But it was too late. Brun became victim number three.

Special correspondents Patrick Marx and Dalton Walker in Red Lake and research editor Lucy Shackelford in Washington contributed to this report. "



© 2005 The Washington Post Company


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As for the possibility of it also being Blair's Brave New World, there's the new Mental Health Bill.&nbsp; The CAMHS&nbsp;gradual&nbsp;infiltration into&nbsp;UK schools.&nbsp; The control the Pharmaceutical Industry have on the government, and the MHRA (supposedly the industry's 'watchdog') being funded by that same industry.&nbsp; And so on.

Lets not forget the blessings of the nation's church (financial&nbsp;blessings - for both sides) on that pharmaceutical industry.
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How could it be prescribed appropriately.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Eli Lilly's clinical trial&nbsp;results were falsified.&nbsp; For money.&nbsp; Profit from BLOOD.

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http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2623013


"...The suicide risk is particularly acute when therapy starts or a dosage is changed, the drug agency [FDA] has warned. ....

...''What I can say is that his physician, I'm sure, made the <STRONG>appropriate </STRONG>recommendations <STRONG>based</STRONG> on whatever the dosages were,'' said <STRONG>Morry Smulevitz, a spokesman for Eli Lilly, which makes Prozac</STRONG>. .."

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The problem is,&nbsp;<STRONG>Morry Smulevitz of &nbsp;ELying Lilly</STRONG>, the&nbsp;physician was <STRONG>UNABLE</STRONG> to make recommendations based on <STRONG>SCIENTIFIC CLINICAL EVIDENCE</STRONG>, that <STRONG>EVIDENCE&nbsp; YOU FOUND IN YOUR CLINICAL TRIALS... </STRONG>

because when <STRONG>homicidality and suicidality </STRONG>occured on<STRONG> PROZAC in&nbsp;ELI LILLY CLINICAL&nbsp;TRIALS ...</STRONG>

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YOUR DISGUSTING COMPANY&nbsp;<STRONG>LIED, CHEATED</STRONG> and <STRONG>DECEIVED</STRONG>

by 'coding' those acts under the innocuous sounding term "<STRONG>NAUSEA</STRONG>".

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<STRONG>YOU, ELI LILLY and each and every corrupt corroborator you&nbsp;</STRONG> managed to&nbsp;bribe&nbsp;into lying for you are therefore responsible for the deaths that result. <STRONG>Including the Minnesota tragedy.</STRONG>

With <STRONG>ILLEGAL</STRONG> drug pushers of similar mind-altering drugs, that would be dealt with by the <STRONG>JUSTICE SYSTEM</STRONG>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Each one of you involved in the cover up of what you found in your clinical trials would be in jail, which is where you should be.

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So lets recap on your corrupt, murdering, criminal activities shall we:

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"Extract of correspondence from Professor David Healy to the UK drug regulatory body, the MHRA.


"...Reports on these trials list patients who have committed suicide, and list those patients as being of a certain age and as having committed suicide at a certain point during the trial, <STRONG>when the patient in question has a very different age and the event in question happened at a completely different point during the trial</STRONG>".

"Miscoding of <STRONG>suicidal act as emotional lability</STRONG>."

" <STRONG>Lilly have resorted to treatment non-response and a range of other headings to code what happened</STRONG>." [re coding/mislabelling suicidal acts happening on clinical trials]

"...records on <STRONG>Prozac,</STRONG> Seroxat/Paxil and Lustral/Zoloft, you will find <FONT size=4>cases of homicidality coded as nausea </FONT>for instance."

"<STRONG>Discontinuation of patients from studies for primary adverse effects </STRONG>such as <FONT size=4>nausea when in fact there has been a suicidal act</FONT>;"

"But it is also worth adding specifically that <FONT size=4><STRONG>this has been a feature of <FONT size=6>all</FONT> trials of</STRONG> Zoloft/Lustral, Seroxat/Paxil and <STRONG>Prozac</STRONG> throughout, as far as I can make out... "
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Psychopathic, corrupt, repulsive drug pushers.&nbsp; YUK.

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W</FONT>e, the Undersigned, demand a Grand Jury Investigation into serious misconduct concerning Prozac on the part of Eli Lilly, the drug’s manufacturer. Specifically, we assert that Eli Lilly has known of and engaged in the suppression of the truth concerning the drug’s ability to cause suicide and suicidal ideation. We assert that Eli Lilly has knowingly and fraudulently concealed facts surrounding its drug’s deadly side effects. Documented findings of cover-ups supporting our demand include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Eli Lilly has known Prozac (fluoxetine) causes akathisia, defined as an extreme subjective feeling of inner restlessness. This condition has long been known to be caused by antipsychotic drugs and recognized as leading to suicidal and homicidal-suicidal feelings. Lilly's own internal documents show the condition was identified in association with Prozac as early as 1978.

· August 2, 1978, when only three trials were underway, minutes of a meeting of the Fluoxetine (Prozac) Project Team read: "There have been a fairly large number of reports of adverse reactions... Another depressed patient developed psychosis... Akathisia and restlessness were reported in some patients." A similar meeting held 10 days earlier stated, "…some patients have converted from severe depression to agitation within a few days; in one case the agitation was marked and the patient had to be taken off [the] drug." The minutes further state, "…in future studies the use of benzodiazepines to control the agitation will be permitted.” From that point on, Lilly's trial subjects were put on tranquillizers to get them over the akathisia experienced by some in the early days on the drug. Those who developed akathisia or who had any suicidal tendencies were excluded from the trial data on the basis that they would otherwise obscure the results of the drug's success in treating depression.

· Lilly internal documents, May 25, 1984 – Upon examing Prozac trial results, the German licensing authority (the Bundes Gesundheit Amt (BGA)) issued a letter stating: "During the treatment with the preparation [Prozac], 16 suicide attempts were made, two of these with success. As patients with a risk of suicide were excluded from the studies, it is probable that this high proportion can be attributed to an action of the preparation [Prozac]."

· January 1985, the Germans told Lilly that they would not license the drug, citing "suicidal risk" as one of the reasons for their decision. Lilly's scientists continued trying to persuade the BGA to grant a license, but focused most of their efforts on the US. By August 1989, it was clear to Lilly that the BGA would demand that Prozac carry a warning to General Practitioners (GPs) that they should be aware of the risk of suicide unless they gave patients sedation along with Prozac. A warning of a "risk of suicide" finally went on the German package insert in 1992. It also stated, "For his/her own safety, the patient must be sufficiently observed, until the antidepressive effect of Fluctin [Prozac] sets in. Taking an additional sedative may be necessary."

· During the licensing process in the US Lilly did not tell the FDA of the German concerns.

· Lilly has repeatedly attempted to suggest suicidality reflects patient’s disorders. Yet, Lilly’s own scientist, John Heiligenstein, wrote in an internal memo on September 14, 1990: "We feel caution should be exercised in a statement that 'suicidality and hostile acts in patients taking Prozac reflect the patient's disorder and not a causal relationship to Prozac'. Post-marketing reports [reports from GPs of suicides and violence in patients on the drug] are increasingly fuzzy and we have assigned, 'Yes, reasonably related', on several reports.

· This Heiligenstein memo was written two years after Prozac was granted a license by the FDA, and just months after a study report by Martin Teicher, Jonathan Cole and Carol Glod was published. According to the study, 6 patients with a history of depression became violently suicidal in a way that surprised themselves and their doctors while on the drug. The report noted that suicidal thoughts occurred within days or weeks of going on Prozac, or of having the dosage increased beyond a certain level, and that such thoughts disappeared when the patient stopped taking the drug. Lilly insisted that Prozac did not cause akathesia; the company asserted that the link between akathesia and suicide is questionable.

· Lilly's internal documents of that time show that public criticism was threatening the drug’s success. Some were coming out of the UK.

· An internal memo from Leigh Thompson, one of Lilly’s chief scientists, stated, "Anything that happens in the UK can threaten this drug [Prozac] in the US and worldwide…" "We are now expending enormous efforts fending off attacks because of 1) relationship to murder and 2) inducing suicidal ideation [suicidal behaviour].”

· Another memo from Thompson ran: "I am concerned about reports I get re UK attitude toward Prozac safety. Leber [Dr Paul Leber of the FDA] suggested a few minutes ago we use CSM [British Committee on Safety of Medicines] database to compare Prozac aggression and suicidal ideation with other antidepressants in the UK. Although he is a fan of Prozac and believes a lot of this is garbage, he is clearly a political creature and will have to respond to pressures. I hope Patrick [probably a Lilly employee, but not identified fully in the memo] realizes that Lilly can go down the tubes if we lose Prozac, and just one event in the UK can cost us that.”

(All points outlined above are supported by documented findings published in The Guardian; “They said it was safe”; Sarah Boseley; October 30, 1999)


FURTHER SUPPORTING EVIDENCE:

1.As cited above, In 1990, Martin Teicher et al, of Harvard Medical School, reported six cases of "intense suicidal preoccupation" in patients who had been prescribed the drug. According to the authors, "none of these patients had ever experienced a similar state during treatment with any other psychotropic drug." (American Journal of Psychiatry, February 1990)

2. Dr. David Graham, chief of the FDA's Epidemiology Branch, wrote on Sept. 11, 1990, that Lilly's data on suicide and Prozac, and data garnered from a study by Drs. Maurizio Fava and Jerrold Rosenbaum of Massachusetts General Hospital (citing no significant difference in "suicidal ideation" in patients treated with fluoxetine compared to those receiving other antidepressants) was insufficient to prove that Prozac was safe. In an internal FDA memo, Graham wrote: "Because of apparent large-scale underreporting, the firm's analysis cannot be considered as proving that fluoxetine and violent behavior are unrelated." Rosenbaum's objectivity has been questioned. Not only was his study on Prozac and suicide criticized by at least two sets of researchers as well as the FDA, but also documents obtained by The Boston Globe illustrate Rosenbaum's questionable relationship to Lilly. He has served as a Prozac researcher and sat on a marketing advisory panel for Lilly before Prozac was launched. (Leah R. Garnett; “As drug gets remade, concerns about suicides surface”; Boston Globe, 5/7/2000)

3. In September 1991, an advisory committee of the FDA cleared Prozac. “Suicidal ideation" and "violent behaviours" were added to the label as "reported, but not proven." (Robert Bourguignon MD; “Problems with Prozac”; http://www.camtech.net.au/malam/reports/prozac.htm)

4. In 1994, David Healy (then consultant to Eli Lilly) published an article entitled "The Fluoxetine and Suicide Controversy, a Review of the Evidence” in which he stated that antidepressants, Prozac included, can indeed induce suicidal behaviour. (CNS Drugs, March 1994)

5. The FDA's adverse event reporting system (AERS) reveals 28,623 Prozac adverse events (ADEs) (Garnered from data gathered via Freedom of Information Act):
· 63% of 1,734 deaths reported - 1,089 - were attributed to suicides.
· Suicide attempts numbered 1,885.
· Over 10% of the total 28,623 ADEs reported were attributed to suicides and suicide attempts
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6. By the Government Accounting Office’s own admissions, reported FDA Adverse Drug Events only reflect an estimated 1%, to a conservative 10% of actual events, and “are unlikely to be representative of the much larger number of unreported events.” (“Adverse Drug Events – the Magnitude of Health Risk is Uncertain Because of Limited Incidence Date”, Jan. 2000; GAO/HEHS-00-21) Given this lack of actual data, Prozac numbers could be projected to be in the area of 10,890 deaths by suicide and 18,850 suicide attempts at 10% reporting. At 1% reporting, 108,900 suicides and 188,500 suicide attempts could be projected.

7. Recent studies reveal over 50,000 deaths related to Prozac and estimate that between 7% and 10% of individuals exposed to Prozac will have some kind of adverse reaction. (The Boston Globe; "As drug gets remade, concerns about suicides surface"; Leah R. Garnett, Globe Staff; May 7, 2000; © Copyright 2000 Globe Newspaper Company)

8. According to internal documents and other documented material made available to The Boston Globe, (Leah R. Garnett, Globe Staff; “As drug gets remade, concerns about suicides surface”; The Boston Globe, 5/7/2000):

· In 1990, Lilly scientists were pressured by corporate executives to alter records on physician experiences with Prozac, changing mentions of suicide attempts to "overdose" and suicidal thoughts to "depression." In an electronic communiqué (obtained by author Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Prozac Backlash) from Claude Bouchy, a Lilly employee in Germany, to three Lilly corporate executives at Lilly’s Indianapolis headquarters, dated November 13, 1990: Bouchy says he and a colleague "have problems with the directions our safety people are getting from the corporate group (Drug Epidemiology Unit) and requesting that we change the identification of events as they are reported by the physicians. . ." He further reported, “Our safety staff is requested to change the event term `suicide attempt' [as reported by the physician] to `overdose.' " He added, “...it is requested that we change . . . `suicidal ideation' to `depression.' " He informed his US Lilly colleagues: "I do not think I could explain to the BGA, to a judge, to a reporter or even to my family why we would do this especially on the sensitive issue of suicide and suicidal ideation. At least not with the explanations that have been given to our staff so far."

· Three years before Prozac received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in late 1987, the German BGA had such serious reservations about Prozac's safety that it refused to approve the antidepressant based on Lilly's studies showing that previously non-suicidal patients who took the drug had a fivefold higher rate of suicides and suicide attempts than those on older antidepressants, and a threefold higher rate than those taking placebos.

· Lilly's own figures indicate that 1 in 100 previously non-suicidal patients who took the drug in early clinical trials developed a severe form of anxiety and agitation called akathisia, causing them to attempt or commit suicide during the studies.

· A patent for a new Prozac (US Patent no. 5,708,035), R-fluoxetine, expected to be marketed by Lilly beginning in 2002, (as of the 2000 Globe report) states the new version will not produce several existing side effects including "akathisia, suicidal thoughts, and self-mutilation…one of its more significant side effects." This is the same effect Lilly has repeatedly denied to have occurred in any substantial way in some 200 lawsuits against them over the past decade. Most of the suits were settled out of court and the terms kept confidential.

· Lilly will pay Sepracor, Inc., who holds the patent for the new Prozac, an upfront payment and license fee of $20 million and an additional $70 million based on the progression of the drug. Lilly will have exclusive world rights to the drug, will be responsible for development, product manufacturing, regulatory submissions, and marketing and sales – Sepracor to receive royalties according to a Sepracor press release dated April 13.

· Dr. Martin Teicher, whose early 1990’s studies linked Prozac to akathisia and suicide, is a co-inventor of the new Prozac, along with Timothy J. Barberich, the CEO of Sepracor Inc., (a Marlborough drug company), and James W. Young. They filed their patent in August 1993, the same year Teicher published "Antidepressant Drugs and the Emergence of Suicidal Tendencies”, which concluded that patients on Prozac were at least three times more likely to become suicidal than those on older antidepressants. (Journal Drug Safety)

· Figures in a 1984 Lilly document indicated that akathisia, the severe agitation that can lead to suicide, occurs in at least 1 percent of patients, a level considered a "frequent" event, and as such must be disclosed in a company's product literature and package inserts. But there is no such disclosure in Prozac's US literature. Akathisia is listed in Lilly's US product literature, but as an infrequent event in Prozac users. No mention is made of its potential relationship to suicide.
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March 31st, 2005, 10:03 pm #8

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Maybe the Church of England should be rethinking on which comes first - the God they purport to represent, or GSK, Pfizer and Eli Lilly whom they appear to be representing somewhat more effectively?&nbsp;

It's rather difficult imagining God as being a part of&nbsp;the church right now?&nbsp;

Was the commandment:&nbsp;

"Thou shalt have<STRONG> no </STRONG>other Gods before Me.... with the exception of the god Money which you can&nbsp;make from holding gross amounts of shares in an industry that makes ITS money from lying about clinical results and pushing drugs that cause death?"

I don't remember that last bit existing&nbsp;and I'm&nbsp;pretty sure&nbsp;it doesn't,&nbsp; otherwise it would be pointless issuing another commandment&nbsp;saying "THOU SHALT NOT KILL".&nbsp;&nbsp;Wouldn't it!

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<STRONG>In the Church Commissioners Annual Report, their lengthy Stock Exchange and Fixed Interest Holdings include:</STRONG>

<FONT size=4><FONT size=5><STRONG>£ Million&nbsp; 89.7&nbsp; GlaxoSmithKline
£ Million&nbsp; 11.6&nbsp;&nbsp;Pfizer
£ Million&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.5&nbsp;&nbsp; Eli Lilly </STRONG></FONT></FONT>

Plus&nbsp;other&nbsp;pharmaceuticals, such as&nbsp;Forest Laboratories.

See Page 50 of 52 on their pdf file:

churchcommissionersannualreport03.pdf

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On searching, there's some "News" re&nbsp; how the Church of England's investments have risen.&nbsp; In 2003 it was 3.9 BILLION £&nbsp;and in today's news it says the value is now 4.3 BILLION GBP.&nbsp; Quite a lot of money!&nbsp;

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/30/ ... flede.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 26,00.html

Hasn't the concept of "Christianity" changed&nbsp;in the last 2,000 +&nbsp;years!

I wonder how much&nbsp;of that raise in profits came from the&nbsp;shares in companies who falsify clinical trials, thus leaving a trail of death behind them &nbsp;(Pfizer, Eli Lilly and the Mighty GSK god of £M 89.7 in 2003) ?

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On this C of E page...

http://www.cofe.anglican.org/about/

under the Education and Lifelong Learning bit, &nbsp;the church claims to have a "major stake" in&nbsp;education etc.&nbsp; The problem is, that its difficult to practice educating children while having a "major stake" in the pharmaceutical industry (supported financially by the church) who drug them with mind altering drugs which risks were lied about.&nbsp; Particularly where&nbsp;children lose their lives.

THIS ONE IS VERY INTERESTING.

The Church on the Mental Health Bill.

http://www.cofe.anglican.org/news/pr5004.html

The Right Rev Tom Butler&nbsp;<STRONG>appears</STRONG> to have&nbsp;clear and valid concerns,&nbsp;but on closer inspection - while <STRONG>ECT</STRONG> and <STRONG>psychosurgery</STRONG> is mentioned, there's a rather&nbsp;strange avoidance of the word "drug" or "medication"&nbsp;throughout the whole article.&nbsp; Ie, re drugging people with mind altering psychotropic blockbuster medications&nbsp;which have caused thousands of suicides and plenty of homicides and which long lasting effect on many survivors is often described as akin to a 'chemical lobotomy'.&nbsp;Why would that be?

I can't help thinking that if a priest knows enough about psychosurgery and ECT&nbsp;then he must also know something about the effects of drugs?

I suppose its possible that he doesn't know the connection between the drugs' effects and the cycles of admissions and discharges in and out of hospitals (where drugs are almost ALWAYS given).&nbsp;

But of course, if any reference were made to that, then something would have to be done about the somewhat&nbsp;unsavoury investments by&nbsp;the nation's&nbsp;church&nbsp;in the very companies who falsified their clinical study results.&nbsp;

Lets hope he, or someone else in the&nbsp;church,&nbsp;gets to realising that the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and the ABPI, are behind this bill.&nbsp; The same powerful pharmaceutical industry who the church have investments in.&nbsp;

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<P align=left>The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry

<P align=left>Terms of Reference - 18 June 2004

<P align=left>The final evidence session for this inquiry took place on 3 February 2005...."
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