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rapunzel2

is there anything that can be done? Suing the drug manufacturer (seems very complicated)? accusing the doctor that s/he didn't inform about withdrawal symptoms when s/he started the AD? anything else?

 

I'm just curious. have you thought about it? execution is another thing, it seems that it's very costly and emotionally draining, etc. but I'm just toying with the ideas. just to entertain myself I guess :)

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btdt

I am quite sure the doc who put me on the first Ad is dead as he was old when he gave it to me in 89/90.  He was an orthopedic specialist who told me it was a new type of anti inflammatory.  

I stayed drug in various stages of torture wd sar for 18 years now protracted withdrawal ... I called many lawyers once I figured out the harm and the cause no lawyer would touch it. 

As for thoughts I have a few... 

throwing good time after bad... is one of them.. if I could have some quality life in the time I have left that would be something... not a lot as time is ticking but after years and years of this maybe it is time to resign myself to the fact that this may be as good as it gets. 

 

It seems pharma has too much power to be breached... those who came before us took the money so whatever the found and know still to be the cause of damage that got pharma to settle they are gag to talking about now. 

 

Till somebody takes the gag out of there mouth this is it.  Getting use to the idea and trying to heal if you can may be the best use of your time. 

 

I wish you peace

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compsports

I agree that pharma has too much power to be broached.    Additionally, as long as doctors are providing what is considered the standard of care, they can't be sued.   And as a far as I know, not explaining that ADs have WD symptoms isn't a violation.

 

Agree with BTDT that efforts are better spent on healing.  If you want to engage in activism, do what you can to prevent people from being new consumers of psych meds.   Easier said than done I know but it just seems that if we can dry up the supply, that might result in changes.

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btdt

On the power of Pharma...

I heard this guy talking on tv he said that politician should hit the campaign trail wearing outfits like race care drivers do... with the sponsors names written all over there clothes. :) 

 

I wonder how many would have pharma names on them likely all of them. I read to that in the states that pharma lobbyists out number the politicians may be hard to tell the difference.  

 

Even at that at least in the states they know what is going down here in Canada there is not peep things are a tight as a drum and no information gets out about anything.  I am sure it is much the same but nobody is reporting on it.

 

Surely the laws around suing are much easier in the States or the lawyers much more willing and aggressive.  

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compsports

On the power of Pharma...

I heard this guy talking on tv he said that politician should hit the campaign trail wearing outfits like race care drivers do... with the sponsors names written all over there clothes. :)

 

I wonder how many would have pharma names on them likely all of them. I read to that in the states that pharma lobbyists out number the politicians may be hard to tell the difference.  

 

Even at that at least in the states they know what is going down here in Canada there is not peep things are a tight as a drum and no information gets out about anything.  I am sure it is much the same but nobody is reporting on it.

 

Surely the laws around suing are much easier in the States or the lawyers much more willing and aggressive.  

It is my understanding that unless a drug has caused a suicide that has resulted in death, it is very hard to sue.   I could be wrong but that is what I thought.

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stan

Many people eat daily several drugs and say they are better, so doctors have many proofs...

If people begin take paxil and die in coming week, so something would be possible to stop the nerve poison, but it is not the case, they eat paxil during years and if you ask them, they tell you they are saved with paxil, so ... the game will play many years

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psychiatryisevil

I'm seriously considering doing absolutely everything in my legal power to see that I am compensated for being left disabled after being prescribed Abilify.

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btdt

I'm seriously considering doing absolutely everything in my legal power to see that I am compensated for being left disabled after being prescribed Abilify.

This may be very old news by now but this was the first thing I heard abvout Abilify....6 years ago now I was only 1 or 2 years into my wd then long time...

 

the name alwaus reminds of ability... odd I know

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westcoast

I'm seriously considering doing absolutely everything in my legal power to see that I am compensated for being left disabled after being prescribed Abilify.

You might have a better chance than most because of the heart damage.

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Meimeiquest

My sister ended up filing a complaint with the state medical board after my nephew's fiasco with steroid-induced psychosis.

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btdt

 

There have been some withdrawal cases

this one for instance... and others. 

 

http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/2003-06-04-Nashville-City-Paper.htm

what was the outcome?

 

I am not sure I looked up the lawyer and then my eyes went funny there are some links about it if you google it .. there use to be a lot of information about a few suits but you will find if your around long enough that any bad press about patients suing generally gets hard to find along with any real evidence of the damage the drugs are doing.  

 

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/paxil_birth_defects/paxil-menzies-00743.html#.VWfZPk9Viko

 

You will find they always settle out of court 

 

There was a case some folks on pp were suing for paxil damage there is always a gag order after they settle so you don't hear much but one person on pp did talk about her part in the suit.. a bit 

 

As far as i know there has never been a case in Canada if there has it did not make the news but really I don't think any of them made the news pharma owns news

 

I think this lawyer is seeking birth defect cases they pay big ... 

 

http://www.schizoaffective.org/koi/paxilwith.htm

 

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.support.depression.medication/ZS_Do2HF3q8

 

I took paxil in 1997 or 98 who can recall now.. but when I called them they were not interested in my case

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WiggleIt

I am pursuing legal action, but it will all depend on if anyone picks up my case.  I'm in the process of annotating all my medical records to submit them to attorneys.  

I am not sure what I would do if there were a gag order.  I'm not sure I would accept a settlement attached to a gag order.  

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westcoast

They cant gag the whole site!

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btdt

They cant gag the whole site!

Anyone who accepts a settlement gets a gag order should they speak of it back to court they go.  I am not sure how it goes exactly as I only know of one incident where information was leaked.  I think it had to do with Breggin or Healy.. one of their court cases about a study I think.  I posted it on here in the past.   

All court records are sealed and all the time .. gag orders are put into effect and so far it has worked 99% of the time.

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