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Crusader’s highly deserved recognition

Posted by shutah on February 19, 2011

Surely, one of the proudest moment’s in Bob Fiddaman’s quest for justice in the eternal fight against SSRI’s .

As Bob writes in his blog “What could piss off GlaxoSmithKline more than Bob Fiddaman getting an award for basically highlighting their dark history?”

Way to go Fiddy!!!!!!

[Click the pic to read the full story]

Posted in Blogroll, Depression, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK, Health, Paroxetine, Paxil, Seroxat, SSRIs | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ready? Get Set … GO!!!! Deja vu strikes again!!!

Posted by shutah on January 26, 2011

Reps Hired for Viibyd Launch ……..

Now that Clinical Data has an FDA approval in hand, it’s gearing up to grab a piece of the $12 billion antidepressant market. The company is hiring sales reps and rolling out a marketing campaign to support its new drug Viibryd, hailed as the first SSRI without troublesome sexual side effects. Viibryd will face some entrenched competition, including branded drugs such as Cymbalta and Lexapro, as well as a slew of generics.

As Medical Marketing & Media reports, Clinical Data started early this year with a print campaign designed to prepare the ground for a launch. Advertorials pointed out side effects of existing antidepressants and suggested that patients might need another, better-tolerated alternative. Meanwhile, a New York ad agency is working on branding, and others are preparing to target payers and physicians.

Clinical Data CEO Drew Fromkin told MM&M that he’s aiming to have 150 reps ready to go for a second-quarter launch. They’ll target psychiatrists first, then aim to expand into primary care. Marketing materials will focus on Viibryd’s differences from existing meds. The drug will be touted as the “first and only” antidepressant to combine an SSRI and a serotonin 1a receptor partial agonist in one molecule, Fromkin said.

Of course, Viibryd’s side-effect profile will see the spotlight, too. “We have a very safe drug here, and the adverse events are very different than you see in other [depression] drugs,” Fromkin said. And although the CEO didn’t mention it specifically, you can bet that marketing will get around to talking about the data on sexual side effects, which didn’t crop up in Viibryd patients more often than they did in those taking placebo.

Sorry, what was that???

Fromkin said that, while no head-to-head studies have been conducted to compare Viibryd with other drugs on the market, “at the macro level, we have a very safe drug here, and the adverse events are very different than you see in other [depression] drugs.” Specifically, Viibryd “doesn’t have any issues with respect to cardiac or liver function issues, blood pressure and other vitals,” said Fromkin. “You don’t see that with our drug.”

Ah, so there ARE adverse effects, they’re just “VERY DIFFERENT THAN YOU SEE IN OTHER [DEPRESSION] DRUGS!!

Oh, well, that’s alright then!!!!

 

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Could fish oil help lower your antidepressant dose?

Posted by shutah on January 26, 2011

Although the jury’s not out yet, there’s mounting evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help some patients with depression.

Here’s a short article about a recent study on fish oil combined with low doses of two different kinds of antidepressants, Prozac and Remeron. The results suggest that some patients who struggle with side effects from antidepressants might be able to lower their dose and stay in remission from depression by adding fish oil. An important caveat — the study was done in rats, so the findings are preliminary.  Read more here.

 

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Potential SSRI/SNRI Withdrawal Symptoms

Posted by shutah on January 26, 2011

The SSRI/SNRI symptoms are originally from this website on Effexor withdrawal.

ANTIDEPRESSANT WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. (SSRI/SNRI)

1. Crying spells
2. Worsened mood
3. Low energy (fatigue, lethargy, malaise)
4. Trouble concentrating
5. Insomnia or trouble sleeping
6. Change in appetite
7. Suicidal thoughts
8. Suicide attempts
9. Anxious, nervous, tense
10. Panic attacks (racing heart, breathless)
11. Chest pain
12. Trembling, jittery,or shaking
13. Irritability
14. Agitation (restlessness, hyperactivity)
15. Impulsivity
16. Aggressiveness
17. Self-harm
18. Homicidal thoughts or urges
19. Confusion or cognitive difficulties
20. Memory problems or forgetfulness
21. Elevated mood (feeling high)
22. Mood swings
23. Manic-like reactions
24. Auditory hallucinations
25. Visual hallucinations
26. Feeling detached or unreal
27. Excessive or intense dreaming
28. Nightmares
29. Flu-like aches and pains
30. Fever
31. Sweats
32. Chills
33. Runny nose
34. Sore eyes
35. Nausea
36. Vomiting
37. Diarrhea
38. Abdominal pain or cramps
39. Stomach bloating
40. Disequilibrium
41. Spinning, swaying, lightheaded
42. Hung over or waterlogged feeling
43. Unsteady gait, poor coordination
44. Motion sickness
45. Headache
46. Tremor
47. Numbness, burning, or tingling
48. Electric zap-like sensations in the brain
49. Electric shock-like sensations in the body
50. Abnormal visual sensations
51. Ringing or other noises in the ears
52. Abnormal smells or tastes
53. Drooling or excessive saliva
54. Slurred speech
55. Blurred vision
56. Muscle cramps, stiffness, twitches
57. Feeling of restless legs
58. Uncontrollable twitching of mouth



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Successful SSRI Criminal Cases

Posted by shutah on January 14, 2011

Here is a list Criminal Cases with successful outcomes.  Each Defendant was shown to be under the influence of an SSRI at the time of the crime [courtesy of SSRI Stories].

Click the link to open the spreadsheet where you can read about each documented case (to date)!  Sadly I have no doubt that this list will expand as time passes, unless and until the ‘establishment’ steps up to the plate and deals with this issue once and for all.

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