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Opioids, SSRIs, Anti-Psychotics, Benzodiazepines

It’s The Brain-Altering Drugs Stupid: Addictive Opioids, SSRIs, Anti-Psychotics, Benzodiazepines And Suicidality

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been fooled.” — […]

STUDY: long-term use of Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and other psychoactives may lead to cancer

STUDY: long-term use of Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and other psychoactives may lead to cancer

Benzodiazepines (BZDs), the group of central nervous system depressants known to create feelings of calm, sleep and drowsiness, are under fire for findings that suggest they may lead to cancer. This means that the likes of Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and a host of other psychoactives, are playing a role in chipping away at people’s health, […]

One Nation, Under Sedation: Medicare Paid for Nearly 40 Million Tranquilizer Prescriptions in 2013

One Nation, Under Sedation: Medicare Paid for Nearly 40 Million Tranquilizer Prescriptions in 2013

Congress wouldn’t allow Medicare to pay for benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Ativan until 2013. Now, the medications are among the most prescribed in its drug program. This story was co-published with the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald and Health News Florida. In 2012, Medicare’s massive prescription drug program didn’t spend a penny on popular […]

FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials

FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials

Does the habitual use of antidepressants do more harm than good to many patients? Absolutely, says one expert in a new British Medical Journal report. Moreover, he says that the federal Food and Drug Administration might even be hiding the truth about antidepressant lethality. In his portion of the report, Peter C. Gotzsche, a professor […]