Avoiding Drug Use
Improve Your Sleep
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
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 Disaster — a documentary film
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 Addict — a documentary film
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. “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 discusses manipulation of data by drug companies to produce favourable results. From a 2008 “Psychiatric Drugs Side Effects” Conference in the UK.
Generation RX — an Unprecedented Change in Western Culture
Generation RX explores the unprecedented drugging of children with psychiatric medications earlier — and more often — than ever before.
Ex. Drug Rep. — Manipulating Doctors
Gwen Olsen discusses some of the tactics used by some pharmaceutical sales reps to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.
Dr. Heather Ashton
This series of YouTube are previews from Dr. Ashton's DVD.
How to Taper 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.