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Forced drugging with antipsychotics is against the law: decision in Norway

In Norway, the Ombudsman concluded in December 2018, with reference to the Psychiatry Act, that it violated the law to use forced treatment with an antipsychotic in a concrete case. According to Norwegian law, forced drugging can only be used when, with “high probability, it can lead to recovery or significant improvement in the patient’s…

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Cochrane authors on drug industry payroll should not be allowed, abstract

Cochrane reviews should be conducted by people that do not have financial conflicts of interest. Allowing almost half of the authors to receive financial support from the company whose product is being reviewed does not boost people’s confidence in Cochrane’s motto, “trusted evidence.” The Cochrane review of the HPV vaccines from May 2018 is illustrative.

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Complaint to the European Ombudsman

The Nordic Cochrane Centre’s complaint to the European Ombudsman over the European Medicines Agency’s maladministration related to its assessment of the possible serious harms of the HPV vaccines. Below is an overview of the most important correspondence. 2 November 2017 Our assessment of the European Ombudsman’s decision 16 October 2017 European Ombudsman’s decision 13 July…

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Antidepressant drugs do not work for depression and increase the risk of suicide

Finnish psychiatry professor Erkki Isometsä argues in Helsingin Sanomat (10 March) that antidepressant drug have clear benefits and that I ignore evidence to the contrary. I do not. I have gone carefully through a vast body of research, which includes unpublished data Isometsä has never seen because we got the study reports from the European…

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BBC does not want the truth out about why antidepressants are being used far too much

Instead of telling the truth, which James Davies from Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry had told the BBC before its radio programme, this happened: ‘we heard a very confident GP referring to depression as a “chronic condition” while stating that antidepressants in many instances are “life-saving.” And we heard the President of the Royal College of…

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Editorial Misconduct: Finnish Medical Journal Rejects Paper on Suicide Risk

Editorial misconduct is as serious as scientific misconduct, and doctors should know how dangerous antidepressants are, at all ages. I have therefore told the story on Mad in America where I have also uploaded my correspondence with the Finnish Medical Journal regarding my paper they rescinded their offer to publish.

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