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Songbird

Really shocked to hear about Greg Boyed's suicide.  There's been mention of his struggle with depression - no mention of ADs, but I do wonder if any were involved.

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neroli

Me, too @Songbird and I had similar thoughts if ADs were involved.  Very sad to hear this, he was a brilliant journo/presenter and apparently a good bloke to be around.

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KarenB

NZ effexor / enlafax users might like to join this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/194897591128692/about/

 

Also for anyone interested in news reporting about Pharmac. The creators of the page were interviewed today and were then the lead story on One News!

 

A Radio NZ reporter has contacted me through the page and is going to be calling me in the next few days. He wrote a good article today on RNZ. https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/365486/patients-wanting-special-funding-for-antidepressants-turned-down-by-pharmac

 

It's a good time to push - now that we're getting some coverage. 

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Altostrata

!!!!! Well done, KarenB.

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Ryder

 Karen, that's really good. Go Kiwis. Watching on with interest👍

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Songbird

They keep reporting Medsafe saying the generic drug is "safe" to take.  There's no mention of how different people respond differently to the same drug.  We had the same situation with Loxamine back in 2008.  It makes me wonder how they think suicidal thoughts doesn't count as an exceptional clinical circumstance.  What would it take to be classed as exceptional so you can qualify?

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TaniaNZ

Fellow kiwi here from Christchurch.

 

I'm about to start tapering off this Enlafax stuff.. going to be harder than I had planned since the change from Effexor (thanks Pharmac) means no beads to count!

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TaniaNZ
On 9/4/2018 at 9:48 PM, Songbird said:

They keep reporting Medsafe saying the generic drug is "safe" to take.  There's no mention of how different people respond differently to the same drug.  We had the same situation with Loxamine back in 2008.  It makes me wonder how they think suicidal thoughts doesn't count as an exceptional clinical circumstance.  What would it take to be classed as exceptional so you can qualify?

 I noticed one article said that Pharmac stands by the 'research' that indicates Enlafax is safe. I wonder if anyone knows what 'research' they are referring to?

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