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Avoiding Drug Use | Drug Company Tactics | Dr. Heather Ashton

Avoiding Drug Use

 

Improve Your Sleep

Improve Your Sleep from the University of Alabama Sleep Research Project.

Improve Your Sleep Many people take drugs because of insomnia. This University of Alabama Sleep Research Project video discusses the common causes of insomnia and the drug-free steps you can take to improve your sleep habits. Related brochure summarizes the recommendations (PDF).

 

Drug Company Tactics

 

Sexual Function with Antidepressants

This dangerous class of drugs was overprescribed by doctors, creating a pandemic.

Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD) is a condition in which sexual side effects don't resolve after stopping antidepressants, or in some cases only develop when the antidepressant is stopped. Similar problems happen after isotretinoin (PRSD) and finasteride (PFS).

 

The Benzodiazepine Medical Disastera documentary film

This dangerous class of drugs was overprescribed by doctors, creating a pandemic.

The Benzodiazepine Medical Disaster tells the hidden story of how benzodiazepines can both maim and kill. The serious crippling physical side effects of these drugs can last for years after the medication is stopped, possibly permanently. Renowned expert Professor Heather Ashton compares it to the Thalidomide scandal.

 

American Addicta documentary film

 

“American Addict” is a documentary film that reveals the relationships between the FDA, big Pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills.

America represents 5% of the world's population but consumes 50% of the world's prescription pills and over 80% of the world's prescription narcotics. American Addict reveals the relationships between the FDA, big Pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills.

 

Criminal Fraud by the Drug Companies

 

People & Power investigates fraud and corruption running through the veins of the US pharmaceutical industry.

People & Power investigates fraud and corruption running through the veins of the US pharmaceutical industry. “There is so much money to be made by stealing from the U.S. health care system.”

 

When Psychiatric Drug Treatment Goes Wrong

Dr. David Healy at a Psychiatric Drugs Side Effects Conference in the UK in 2008

 
Dr. David Healy discusses manipulation of data by drug companies to produce favourable results. From a 2008 “Psychiatric Drugs Side Effects” Conference in the UK.

 

Generation RXan Unprecedented Change in Western Culture

Generation RX extended video trailer on YouTube

 
Generation RX explores the unprecedented drugging of children with psychiatric medications earlier — and more often — than ever before.

 

Ex. Drug Rep. — Manipulating Doctors

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Gwen Olsen discusses some of the tactics used by some pharmaceutical sales reps to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.

 

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Dr. Heather Ashton

This series of YouTube are previews from Dr. Ashton's DVD.

Benzodiazepine Dependence

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Dr. Ashton provides an overview on benzodiazepines, discussing their promise and dependence.

 

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

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Dr. Ashton discusses the keys to safe, effective benzodiazepine withdrawal.

 

How to Taper Off Benzodiazepines

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Dr. Ashton discusses her method of tapering off benzodiazepines.

 

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About Dr. Ashton

Dr. C. Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psycho-pharmacology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, is the leading expert on benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine withdrawal.

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Updated: May 29, 2018