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Here's an article from Dr. Jim Mercola's website that will make your hair stand on end faster and better than any Stephen King novel: http://tinyurl.com/Big-Pharma-Big-Crooks

 

I live near Merck and I can tell you they also spread their crimes locally, such as dumping toxic waste into a creek where people fish and kids play. I detest them.

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Merck in NJ? My Sister-In-Law has worked there for 30 years. She was the R&D Manager of Vioxx. Google it if you are unfamiliar with the lawsuits which got it banned. She admits she was encouraged to skew research. She was removed from R&D and works in the Merck legal department now. Maybe her job is safe because they don't want her to tell all.

 

Her opinion on prescriptions drugs: "don't take them".

Withdrew cold turkey from six medications: Celexa, Zyprexa, Depakote, Ativan, Ambien and Phentermine in 2002. It has been 10 years since I told polypharmacy to take a hike and have joined this forum to let others know that success is possible and to hopefully save people from experiencing the suffering that I did under psychiatric "care".

 

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Wow, Whatever! I'll bet they're keeping all the Vioxx team very happy.

 

Rule of thumb: Never take a drug that's advertised on television.

 

From Mercola:

 

In fact, the drug industry now tops all other industries in the total amount of fraud payments for actions against the federal government under the False Claims Act.

!!!!!!!

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Merck in NJ? My Sister-In-Law has worked there for 30 years. She was the R&D Manager of Vioxx. Google it if you are unfamiliar with the lawsuits which got it banned. She admits she was encouraged to skew research. She was removed from R&D and works in the Merck legal department now. Maybe her job is safe because they don't want her to tell all.

 

Her opinion on prescriptions drugs: "don't take them".

 

No, I'm near West Point, PA, which is mostly a huge compound owned by Merck. Employees have told me that this is where executive HQ is located.

 

I'm quite familiar with the Vioxx scandal, in fact I had a prescription for the drug following a back injury. I didn't think it was any more effective than aspirin and quit taking it after two or three weeks. WHEW!!!

 

The latest hoo-ha seems to be centered around Fosamax, which is now proving to have very serious consequences for people who've taken it for more than five years:

 

http://tinyurl.com/ABC-Reports-on-Fosamax-Dangers

 

 

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/fosamax.html

 

This just sickens me. I've read quite a bit about how Merck first came up with the drug and then reinvented Osteopenia as a medical problem, when it's merely normal thinning of the bones as one gets older. All they care for is money and lots of it.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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And Medco, one of the sleaziest pharmaceutical benefit managers in the industry was a child of Merck until they parted ways in 2003.

 

As I understand it, Medco bases it's corporate policies on Merck's to this day. I worked briefly at Medco a few years ago and the way it's treats it's employees, the formula that is used to decide promotions is deplorable. I have worked in big corporate for many years and have seen many examples of employee exploitation, but Medco was the worst.

worse.

Withdrew cold turkey from six medications: Celexa, Zyprexa, Depakote, Ativan, Ambien and Phentermine in 2002. It has been 10 years since I told polypharmacy to take a hike and have joined this forum to let others know that success is possible and to hopefully save people from experiencing the suffering that I did under psychiatric "care".

 

MY STORY

 

"TENSION is when we try to be who we think we should be, RELAXATION is when we are who we really are."

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They calculate reserves to set aside in the 'for future lawsuits' account while they proceed with illegal activity to generate as much profit as possible until lawsuit happens --off-label marketing is prime example

Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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