Who really makes our Mental Health plan?

Peace be with you.

Three Sermons in Defiance of the Nazis by Bishop von Galen Here.

I talk a lot about “mental health policies,” but who decides these policies? From the “psychiatrist’s bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Four (DSM IV), to the “rope ’em and dope ’em” California Medication Algorithm Program (CalMAP) a reoccurring conflict of interest with major Pharmaceutical corporations keeps rearing its ugly head. June 10th’s NY Times reports even Harvard professors are cashing in on the “fabricating science for profit” game that has skewed our perceptions of the truth about mental illness. One “child psychiatrist,” who experiments on children using antipsychotics, made at least 1.6 million dollars from the Pharmaceutical corporations, and thought he didn’t have to report it as a possible conflict.

Other conflicts are:

The ADVOCATES:

Shire PLC, the No. 1 ADHD drugmaker is a major donor to Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).

Eli Lilly, which donated at least . . . $3 million to NAMI between 2003 and 2005, called its executive loans (Lilly marketing manager Gerald Radke briefly ran NAMI’s entire operation) mutually beneficial. NAMI only disclosed this fact after being shown Radke’s resume listing the job.

NAMI, urges and helps states and localities to create special one-on-one “assertive” treatment programs, which include making patients take their medicine.

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The CLINICAL TRIALS:

Pharmaceutical corporations finance more than 70% of all clinical trials.

“In a recent systematic review, it was estimated that 25% of all investigators in academic medical institutions received research funding from industry and that research with industry support was 3.6 times more likely than non-industry sponsored research to report a conclusion favorable to industry. While suppression of negative results and overt manipulation of data is likely rare, selective underreporting of outcomes is surprisingly common”

“The selective reporting of non-significant, but clinically important outcomes, can culminate in biased meta-analyses and reviews such as those concerning the safety and effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in children.”

The DSM IV:

“Recent investigations revealed over 50% of authors revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) had financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.”

“Within the ‘Mood Disorders’ and ‘Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders; panel, 100% of members had financial ties.”

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“Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in what mental disorders are included in the DSM. Transparency is especially important when there are multiple and continuous financial relationships between panel members and the pharmaceutical industry, because of the greater likelihood that the drug industry may be exerting an undue influence on the DSM.”

“The DSM working groups that had the highest percentage of financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry were those groups working in diagnostic areas (e.g., mood disorders and psychotic disorders) where pharmacological interventions are standard treatment. In light of the extreme profitability of the psychotropic drug market, the connections found in this study between the DSM and the pharmaceutical industrary cause for concern. For example, antidepressants and antipsychotics were the fourth and fifth leading therapy classes of drugs in 2004, with annual global sales totaling 20.3 and 14.1 billion dollars, respectively. One antidepressant alone, venlafaxine (Effexor, Wyeth) achieved 3.7 billion in sales in 2004. The antipsychotic drug market has been identified as one of main therapeutic areas for global market growth with sales of 8.5 billion in 2002 and projected sales of 18.2 billion by 2007.”

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The MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Hundreds of articles in medical journals claiming to be written by academics or doctors have been penned by ghostwriters in the pay of drug companies.”

The journals, bibles of the profession, have huge influence on which drugs doctors prescribe and the treatment hospitals provide. But The Observer has uncovered evidence that many articles written by so-called independent academics may have been penned by writers working for agencies which receive huge sums from drug companies to plug their products.”

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The RESEARCH and TEST TRIALS

“Currently, user fees are targeted toward moving new drugs through the approval system to get them on the market as quickly as possible. The FDA has little power to enforce statutes that the pharmaceutical companies study the long-term affects of the drugs. The new fees would focus on assessing the long-term safety of these drugs once they are on the market — something that is not currently done with independent, rigorous clinical trials.”

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“Clinical trials are the primary means to evaluate the efficacy and safety of new drugs and other medical technologies. When published in peer-reviewed journals, the results of these studies not only provide a scientific basis for treatment decisions but also enable governments and insurers to develop sound reimbursement policies. Most clinical trials, however, are funded by pharmaceutical companies with enormous financial stakes in the products being evaluated.”

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“A world-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children earned at least $1.6 million in consulting fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but for years did not report much of this income to university officials, according to information given Congressional investigators.”

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The POLICIES

“The development of political agenda-setting through the use of sophisticated public relations techniques is threatening to undermine the delicate balance of representative democracy. This has important ramifications for policies aimed at providing mental health services and the implementation of mental health laws. The principal agenda setters in this area are pharmaceutical companies with commercial reasons to promote public policies that expand the sales of their products. They have manufactured highly effective advocacy coalitions that incorporate front groups in order to set the policy agenda for mental health. However, policies tailored to their commercial purpose are not necessarily beneficial either for patients or the society at large.”

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“The pharmaceutical and health products industry has spent more than $800 million in federal lobbying and campaign donations at the federal and state levels in the past seven years, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found. Its lobbying operation, on which it reports spending more than $675 million, is the biggest in the nation. No other industry has spent more money to sway public policy in that period.”

“Medicine makers hired about 3,000 lobbyists, more than a third of them former federal officials, to advance their interests before the House, the Senate, the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other executive branch offices.”

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“Two of the so-called model programs that Bush wants to establish in all 50 states are TeenScreen and TMAP (Texas Medication Algorithm Project). The truth is, this whole New Freedom facade is nothing more than an elaborate profiteering scheme involving the Bush administration, local government officials, and the pharmaceutical industry to increase the market for the sale of expensive psychiatric drugs.”
“In 1997–98, with pharmaceutical industry funding, TMAP began working on the Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project. (TCMAP). A panel was assembled to determine which drugs would be best for the treatment of children and adolescents.

The panel soon decided a survey was unnecessary and said the same drugs being used on adults could be used on children. There were no studies or clinical trials whatsoever to support this consensus. . .

Members of the panel were on the take. For instance, one member of the panel was Graham Emslie, MD, professor and chairman of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Center, … [is] consultant to GlaxoSmithKline, Forest, and Pfizer. Receives research support from Eli Lilly, Organon, RepliGen, and Wyeth-Ayerst. Member of the speaker’s bureau for McNeil. (‘Experience in the use of SSRIs and other antidepressants in children and teens’)”

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The DOCTORS

“Psychiatry has therefore become an important target for the large and powerful pharmaceutical industry. Drug companies direct lavish advertising and hospitality towards psychiatrists and provide funding for much medical education and some mental health service initiatives.”

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I could go on about the excessive influence Pharmaceutical Corporations, but if you read the links here you will get the point. The “mental health” field is their invention and they control it top to bottom. The iatrogenic drug reaction deaths are 106,000 people, and Florida found that in six year they had 989 death from illegal drugs while 2,328 from prescription drugs. This doesn’t even count the suicides from “off their meds” psychiatric victims. The New York Sun stated, “studies indicate that 40% of all patients fall short of the diagnoses that doctors and psychiatrists give them, yet 200 million prescriptions are written annually in America to treat depression and anxiety.”

It makes since that the eugenicists, having been caught once for genocide, would want an Auschwitz that hides their hand in the murder. If the first Nazis had only given the Jews, Gypsies, and other victims a script of antipsychotics and sent them home, their eugenics goals would of been achieved and nobody would of questioned the evil psychiatrists who headed up the last few genocides. The plan hasn’t changed, just the form of killing.

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8 Responses to “Who really makes our Mental Health plan?”

  1. fightback Says:

    21 June, 2008.

    For those who think “psychiatric drug” taking
    is like taking m&m’s:
    __________________________________________

    LOOK at the Texas mother who killed 3,4, 5 (not sure
    exactly) of her children in the bathtub,

    look at the mass KILLING/suicide at VIRGINA TECH,

    LOOK at COLUMBINE,

    look at the AMISH schoolhouse mass killing by a lone male individual,
    most recently, look at the JAPANESE lone male individual going on
    a mass killing in Tokyo…………………

    What is it going to take to convince the masses, that
    taking “psychiatric drugs” is analagous to a “chemical
    lobotomy.” LooK UP the history of eugenics, and the
    so-called “science” of brain lobotomies conducted
    by so-called know-it-all, too-clever-by-half M.D.’s !!!!!!!!
    ____________________________________________________________

    PEOPLE, “psychiatric drugs” don’t work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    never has, never will…………………..

    I TAKE ZERO PHARMA. PILLS. not even an “aspirin.”
    The only “drug” a human being absolutely needs is
    OXYGEN. THAT’S IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ____________________________________________________________
    JUNE 21, SATURDAY —————- 2008……

  2. kaivalya Says:

    I’ll agree with you to an extent about psychiatric drugs. But if it weren’t for anti-biotics, I would have been dead at 19.

    Fundamentalism is fundamentalism – when it’s All or Nothing.

  3. theplazoid Says:

    Peace be with you kaivalya

    I am referring to the way the Mental Health system in this country, and if the New World Orderers have their way, in the world, set the policies, invent the “illnesses,” cover-up the deadly side effects, and even act like rights advocacy groups to obtain large public anti-psychotic, and anti-depressant profits.

    I agree that penicillin is a wonderful medicine and has saved countless lives. I also agree that anti-psychotics are terrible medicine and has ruined countless lives. If someone came to your house and helped your child that would not excuse that someone if he/she had killed 100,000 children before they got to your child. Fundamentalism is fundamentalism – when crimes against humanity are excused because of humanity shown in the past. I’m not so sure the families of the more then 100,000 people who die every year due to pharmaceutical accidents would agree “it’s All or Nothing.”

    love eternal
    tad

  4. Stephany Says:

    Found your blog via ‘something not quite right with stan”.

    Great post here. Biederman is a tyrannical force, who has influenced doctors,psychiatrists and dupded the american public into believing childhood bipolar exists, his funding is always pharma funded, he has serious conflict of interests, right up there with Charles Nemeroff. Antipsychotics are being mainstreamed into society with benign rx such as depression, and dosed to kids like candy at age 2. The mental health system is a defunct, inadequate one based on medication paradigm only,which therefore is based on scandal (Eli Lilly withholding internal documents that showed diabetes can happen long before the black box warning)(Paxil study 329 has hidden data proving suicidal thoughts/behavior in teens existed but was hidden for profit:Senator Grassley might help that a bit)–anyway check out Furious Seasons for the internal Zyprexa documents and check out Stan’s blog–Humboldt county is screwing him over with workman’s comp after being beaten on the job in a mental health facility.
    Stephany at soulful sepulcher blog

  5. theplazoid Says:

    Peace be with you Stephany

    Thanks for the links Furious Seasons, Is Something Not Quite Right With Stan – A Mental Health Blog, and soulful sepulcher.

    Humboldt County is an “experimental mental health” county. Our “mental health department” was the second county in California to use the CalMAP policy, and among the first to experiment with antipsychotics on children, Alzheimers, and alcoholics. We have as a result the highest suicide rates in California. People are even going to the mental health parking lot to kill themselves. The head of the HHS department claims 30,000 people (1/4 of our population) need to be put on meds. A whistle blower recently claimed that he as a psychiatrist was compelled by higher ups to misdiagnose people brought to the “mental hospital” by the cops high on drugs or alcohol as duel diagnosis substance abuse and mental illness. Unfortunately all the people who have been forced or coerced into taking their meds don’t want to speak out due to fear of even more invasive “mental health” methods being used as retribution.

    love eternal
    tad

  6. Stephany Says:

    tad, thanks for your spot on thoughts and for the links. I wrote a post with your comment highlighted, because it speaks for many people.
    Peace,
    Stephany

  7. stan Says:

    Dear Tad:

    I’m glad to see there are others out there in Humboldt County peering through the looking glass and getting a glimpse of the truth. You bring many important and pertinent issues to the forefront here on your blog. You’re an excellent writer, and advocate for so many that have no voice. A Huge KUDO’s goes out to you.

    I have quoted you, and placed your link on my blog.

    All I can say is keep it in their face; they can’t ignore us and look away forever. We know the train is out of control and about to go off the tracks, it is person’s like yourself that will be there to pick up the pieces and rebuild once this disaster one day ends.

    Yours Truly
    Stan

  8. theplazoid Says:

    Peace be with you Stan

    I agree that there will be people to pick up the pieces when the disaster ends, but I believe in creating the world we wish to live in now. Lets pick up the pieces now. I read your story and think you are very brave for coming forward. I hope it helps with your depression. I would encourage you to look closely at your diet, surround yourself with cheerful friends, and remember you are the same person happy or sad. Hang in there brother, there are more of us then you think.

    love eternal
    tad

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