Drug Company Tactics
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.”
30% of ER Overdose Deaths Tied to Xanax
Benzodiazepine Xanax is associated with 30% of overdose deaths within New York's ERs
Xanax is the eleventh most prescribed drug in the USA. Doctors are rethinking the frequency with which they give out the prescription.
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.
CanWest Global Campaign to Allow Dangerous Prescription Drug Advertising
CanWest Global's hidden agenda regarding the profits of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising.
Ex. Drug Rep. — Manipulating Doctors
In this clip, 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.
In this clip, Dr. Ashton provides an overview on benzodiazepines, discussing their promise and dependence.
In this clip, Dr. Ashton discusses the keys to safe, effective benzodiazepine withdrawal.
How to Taper Off Benzodiazepines
In this clip, 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.
Updated October 24, 2016