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Corrupt Pharma Execs Could Soon Face Jail in Canada

June 17, 2014

 

Pharmaceutical industry executives who mislead the public could soon face fines of up to $5 million or two years in jail in Canada. According to a Canadian government press release, a bill that dramatically strengthens the government’s powers to regulate prescription drugs has passed through the House of Commons and is going to the Senate. The bill has been spearheaded by Member of Parliament Terence Young, who told the Commons his goal is to stop “the aggressive over-marketing of drugs, the misleading sales pitches, and the covering up of harms that victimize patients.” Young wrote the book Death by Prescription about his daughter’s death from the drug Prepulsid, which she was given to treat a mild eating disorder.

 

“The facts of this tragedy shock every lay-person who hears them,” Young said in his speech to the House of Commons about his daughter’s death. “Yet I was to quickly discover the insiders: doctors, researchers, and people at Big Pharma were never shocked. They knew all along that potentially life threatening drugs were being pushed on patients with non-life threatening conditions, as the drug business had become all about Wall St. And they were all benefiting financially, big time.”

 

More here:

 

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/corrupt-pharma-execs-soon-face-jail-canada/

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Bill C17

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6676418&File=4

Here is the Bill if you would like to read it. Link above.

 

I read his book it was heart wrenching.  It did not hurt that his brother is a doctor.  He was also very supportive in the case of a area overdose death by 

 

Terence Endorses Vanessa’s Law in the House of Commons

On March 28, 2014, after fourteen years, Terence told Vanessa’s story in the House of Commons as the Bill C- 17 reached its Second Reading debate. Once implemented, the Bill will save thousands of lives by reducing adverse drug reactions.

“I thank the people of Oakville for sending me to Ottawa to do this work,” said Terence.

 

Terrance also testified at the Sara Carlin inquest... she died by suicide after taking paxil in his home town... 

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2915859-young-testifies-at-carlin-inquest/

 

He is very aware of the issues with antidepressants. 

Read the whole speech...

http://www.terenceyoung.com/

 

He is easy to reach and does return emails if anyone would like to correspond with him. 

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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A bit of Mr Youngs  testimony at the Sara Carlin Inquest...

 

linked above if you want to read it all

 

"When Sara died and Young found out she had been taking Paxil he said he suspected the drug may be involved after discussions with her father.

Young spoke of some of the adverse reactions listed on GlaxoSmithKline's product monograph, such as akathisia.

"Akathisia has been described as a horrible torture where you feel like you want to crawl out of your own skin. It's just a living nightmare. It also says Paxil can cause alcohol abuse and depersonalization. This (depersonalization) is perhaps the worst one where you feel like you're watching yourself, but you can't stop what you're doing," said Young.

"We know Paxil causes nightmares."

At this point Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline's lawyer Teresa Walsh called on the Coroner to restrict Young to the topics he was called to the inquest to testify about.

Young said that while the possible side effects of Paxil are listed on the product monograph, doctors and patients are not finding them because the warnings are not until page six of the Canadian version.

This is in stark contrast to the Paxil monograph in America, which, Young said, has a warning about the potential for increased suicidality in a separate box on the first page.

"The first thing the doctor sees, the first thing anybody sees, is that anti-depressants increase the risk, compared to a placebo, of suicidality (suicidal thinking and behaviour) in children and adolescents. That's right up there in bold," said Young.

"I think Canadians should get the same safety warnings as Americans."

Young also called for this warning to be written in plain language that is easy to understand.

He pointed out similar recommendations were made following a Coroner's inquest into the death of his daughter Vanessa, but have yet to be carried out.

Young said that when Canadians receive a prescription they should also get some kind of pamphlet outlining what the risks, including worst possible side effects.

Again Young pointed out this is something that is already in place in the United States.

When a new safety issue is found with a medication, Young said, it should be delivered to doctors in a brightly coloured envelope with big letters drawing their attention to the important safety information inside.

He said Health Canada should also purchase ads in newspapers to get the message out when a safety issue is found."

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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