Another Psychiatric Drug, Another Black Box Warning
On April 11, 2005, the FDA ordered the agency’s most severe warnings - The Black Box Warnings - to be placed on ALL antipsychotic drugs in the wake of 17 placebo-controlled trials, finding that elderly patients taking the newer drugs, known as “atypical antipsychotics” were 1.6 to 1.7 times more likely to die as those given placebos (sugar pills).Click here to read the news reports... Click here to read the FDA report... Studies also showed that the drugs can cause ’Tardive Dyskinesia’ (a debilitating nervous condition characterized by uncontrollable trembling, facial tics and jerky movements) at nearly the same rate as earlier drugs they were intended to replace.
As CCHR reported three years ago, “One in every 145 patients who entered clinical trials for four atypical (new) antipsychotic drugs died, yet those deaths were never mentioned in the scientific literature... Thirty-six patients involved in the clinical trials committed suicide... The FDA found that clinical trials for three new antipsychotic drugs were biased. Fabricated reports of superiority enabled the drugs to be sold at 30 times the price of the older, ’discredited’ drugs.” (published in Robert Whitaker’s book, “Mad in America”) CCHR has documented psychiatric abuse of the elderly through the use of such antipsychotic drugs for many years. Click here to read more...
One in five seniors in the US is abusively prescribed psychoactive drugs, often for “being noisy”, “wanting to leave the nursing home”, “pacing”, etc. Psychiatry’s abusive charade - pretending that dangerous, debilitating antipsychotic drugs are being administered for supposed “medical” conditions - is a complete sham and must be exposed. CCHR has long warned of the lack of any medical or scientific basis for any so-called “mental disorder.”
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