The aim of this web site is to share information about psychiatric adverse effects of prescribed medicines and anaesthetics.However many who suffer adverse reactions are then prescribed psychotropic drugs, some can cause dependence.
Our APRIL charity medical conferences were outstanding for not being funded by industry, therefore allowing Professors & health professionals to speak without fear and to answer questions from anyone.
Click here: Please review the videos of Professors, a Coroner and others, even if you find the truth they speak may shock you.
Important - Some prescribed drugs must NOT BE STOPPED SUDDENLY
So if you are reducing any medication that may have caused dependence, study the information available and if possible get support from a health professional. Tapering has to be done very slowly, with safe advice and with understanding of the risks. This organisation is advising and members of patient support groups are advising the UK authorities https://iipdw.org/
Dependence can be due to changes in receptors in your brain or hormonal system as with antidepressants benzodiazepine, steroids, pain killers and similar drugs.
Laura Delano make a compelling appeal to why you can live again, even after years on psychiatric drugs.
Another group to follow with information about withdrawal:
I advise anyone interested in official reports of adverse drug reactions (ADRs)
to sign up for alerts from the regulatory agency in your country. Warnings about risks may be seen in one country but not shared in others, so be wise and study the drugs you are offered before assuming they are without problems. Many issues occur long after a drug is licensed.
In the UK we have pharmacists who regularly report on findings from ADR Yellow Card Reports and you can read their Re:action data here: http://yccwm.org.uk/index.php/reaction/
Independent pharmacists produce valuable information about medicines safety and warnings
The Journalists at Préscrire kindly invited me to speak at a conference in Paris. The English version of my talk (given in French) For my talk content click here: published in English entitled
At last in March 2022 a promise for Personalised Medication Prescribing. This should dramatically reduce harm done to many by using medication they cannot tolerate, or does nothing to improve their condition.
A Detailed report just published March 2022 by the
An article in The Guardian Experts push for genetic testing to personalise drug prescriptions explains the benefits, as About 6.5% of UK hospital admissions are caused by adverse drug reactions, while most prescription medicines only work on 30% to 50% of people.
APRIL has been promoting the use of genetic testing for many years - Click here for a talk by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, Chair of the Working Group on Personalised Prescribing, speaking at our conference
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an article in Clinical Updates
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DR FERNER, EXPLAINS WHAT A BLACK TRIANGLE DRUG IS...
Also about the Yellow Card system of reporting.
The West Midlands ADR Reporting Centre at the Comittee on Safety of Medicines, now called the MHRA. Produced useful statistics. These publications are from many years ago when the WMCSM were permitted to do their own analysis of Yellow Card ADR reports they received. Sadly this is not longer the situation it seems.
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