Saturday, November 22, 2008

Teenager commits suicide online with an overdose of antidepressants

News organizations are reporting that Abraham Biggs committed suicide with an overdose of Benzodiazepine an antidepressant along with other drugs used to treat depression. According to sources Benzodiazepine can cause aggression and violent outbursts, particularly when they are combined with alcohol. Paradoxical reactions may occur in any individual on commencement of therapy and initial monitoring should take into account the risk of increases in anxiety or suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, this drug did what it is prescribed to do “suicide thoughts”.

This global broadcast is an example of the effects of these mind altering drugs. It is an outrage that these drugs continually get prescribed and the results continually are the same, mass murder and suicide. You will probably get excuses from the three headed monster the FDA, Psychiatrists, and BigPharma that antidepressants should be accompanied by counseling. You will not get any of these three taking responsibility for the lethal nature of these drugs. These SSRI’s and antidepressants are over prescribed to children and young adults, and they are the cause many mass murders (Virginia Tech and Columbine), and numerous suicides.

This young man's life was abruptly ended by a lethal dose of drugs he should have never taken and never needed. There are endless natural options to depression. A simply organic diet and exercise will improve your health and outlook at the least. Once these drugs are approved by the FDA then physicians and psychiatrist's can prescribed them for almost any malady (ADHD, Bi-Polar, Depression etc.). There are numerous books which outline the gravity of this issue. You can read ADHD Fraud by Dr. Fred Baughman Jr., America Fooled by Timothy Scott, or On The Take by Jerome Kassirer. The more you are informed the better the judgments you can make for yourself and children.

National awareness of the effects of these drugs can bring change and save lives. Hopefully the shorten life of Abraham Biggs can provide a big impression to the awareness of these drugs effects and maybe save lives of future children and young adults.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Doctors on the Take

Bigpharma is after big money, and they fund millions in grants to academia to do research and development of their drugs. Well do they pay your doctor too? There are a number of states and the District of Columbia which have disclosure laws for payments from drug companies to doctors. Those states are Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia and Maine. A report by the New York Times "Psychiatrists earn more money from drug makers than doctors in any other specialty. For instance, the more psychiatrists have earned from drug makers, the more they have prescribed a new class of powerful medicines known as atypical anti-psychotics to children, for whom the drugs are especially risky and mostly unapproved." – From New York Times, June 27, 2007, Psychiatrists Top List in Drug Maker Gifts

A recent report by the Orlando Sentinel, Beginning in 2009, Eli Lilly will disclose payments of more than $500 to doctors for their roles as advisers and for speaking at educational seminars. In the future years, the company indicates they will expand the types of payments disclosed to include such things as travel, entertainment and gifts. Eli Lilly doesn’t intend to report payments in 2008 or earlier. A number of states were considering that drug companies should report payments and gift from $25 and above, but many drug companies were reluctant to comply. It is feared that Eli Lilly and other drug companies will still not comply with the compensation disclosure guidelines. There appears to be no government department willing or able to enforce it. This could be an attempt to prevent state and federal legislators to not pass a bill. Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies can simply say they we are monitoring themselves. I believe they call that the fox minding the hen house. Supplying doctors with meals, hotels and travel expenses will not be part of this disclosure. It will be simply fees paid for speaking events and advisory roles.

Drug maker Schering-Plough, one of the largest drug companies in the world, has been outright bribing physicians to prescribe drugs and operate sham clinical trials. The doctors were paid” consulting fees” if the physician avoids using a competing drug. Doctors who prescribed the drug company's products and avoided competing drugs were paid "consulting fees" of tens of thousands of dollars. There was no real consulting, it just a fee paid to doctors to prescribe that companies drug. You the patient are getting scammed. What can you do about it? Well you can ask your doctor if they get paid to prescribe certain drugs for certain companies. Patients needs to be proactive in their care, and not be shy about why they of there child is being prescribed any drug.

Yesterday Tobacco companies were under scrutiny for their despicable practices, today its Banks and Wall Street who are under review for creating the current recession mess, and tomorrow maybe someone your government will look at BigPharma and their crimes to humanity. Someone has to report it since your media will not. There is a suitable book on this subject called On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health -by Jerome Kassirer

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My sons story by Glenna Todovich

Letter From Aaron's Mother - Glenna L. Todovich.
January 24, 2005

Aaron began on antidepressants at age 15 under the "care" of a pediatric psychiatrist. It's been so long ago, I can't remember the first SSRI he received. Over the course of ten (10) years and approximately
four (4) different psychiatrists, none of whom had the time to "TALK" to my son,
they would only see him for about ten (10) minutes and hand him anotherprescription.
Here is a list of antidepressants that I KNOW Aaron was on at one timeor another from age fifteen (15) until his death at the age of twenty-five (25).
There are also some meds I didn't know the name of, I just know that he carried
a backpack at one point, full of medications....HOW SAD IS THAT! The List:Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Luvox,Buspar,Serzone, Remeron (I think). He was also diagnosed with OCD at some point and put on RITALIN.The last one he was on EFFEXOR, the supposed "miracle" drug put him inthe hospital for two (2) weeks with:

Liver Dysfunction Aplastic Anemia Enlarged heart. My son was quite an intelligent young man, he graduated from YouthPerforming Arts School, a musician, he played piano, guitar, and saxophone. He attended Bellarmine College (now University) and graduated in 2000 with a BA degree; all the while working two part-time jobs and playing music. Over the years I saw his demeanor go on a roller coaster
ride depending on the Doctor's antidepressant of choice. Aaron told me finally that these medicines were destroying his brain (how strangely accurate was this). During about the last three (3) years of his life, he suffered several episodes where he would get totally off the meds and he even admitted himself to the psych ward of a local hospital at one point, he was there for a week (being treated with what else, more SSRI's). He went through an episode of "anorexia" quit eating and lost 60 lbs in two(2) months. The final straw was the Effexor episode, when he came out of the hospital and told me he was not going to take another anti-depressant.

Aaron had been off EFFEXOR for about six (6) months, but he complained that
he could no longer "think", carry on a conversation or enjoy himself with his friends.
He suffered paranoia episodes and he used to hold his head and plead,
please make the voices STOP.
He was obsessed with thoughts of suicide and on more than one occasion, he tried to off himself – HE TOLD ME. I tried to help him. I would talk to him every night on the phone, I didn't know what to do, where to go.
Then on Saturday November 7, 2003, we had lunch together and he had a strange FLAT, sad appearance on his face. He hugged me and I told him I loved him so much. On Sunday November 8, 2003, he tried to call me on my cell phone, I never got the call. My son disappeared. I searched for him for one (1) week. I prayed, I begged GOD to let me find him.
On Sunday, November 14, 2003 – I did find him. He had pulled his car into
a garage at some rental property we own and had gone to SLEEP.
He finally found his peace.

By Glenna L. Todovich Proud, Loving Mother of Aaron David Todovich

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mother’s Act could put all Americans on Antidepressants

The MOTHER’S Act is named for Melanie Stokes, who committed suicide in 2001. She was undergoing postpartum psychiatric treatment with a myriad of drugs in addition to electroshock therapy. Apparently they still use electroshock treatment. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) brought this bill called the Mothers Act “Advancing America Priorities Act (S.3297) up before the recess in late July as part of the Coburn Omnibus Package. The bill’s lead sponsor is Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who has accepted more than $300,000 from pharmaceutical donors during the last election cycle. It is also co-sponsored by Senator Barak Obama (D-ILL), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) among others. The bill is designed to screen and treat pregnant and new mothers across the U.S. at risk for mental disorders. This could put virtually every mother and every child on anti-depressants (SSRI’s) in America (also see Many of the groups backing the bill also receive funds from or have members working for pharmaceutical companies. The bill indicates the mothers must be “screened” for mental disorders during pregnancy. This ultimately could mean every mother would essentially have to see the “Psych” at a hospital during her pregnancy. The “Psych’s” who are fully backed by BigPharma could recommend every pregnant mother to take an antidepressant (SSRI) such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft etc. Presently almost 50% of all American’s are using some kind of prescription drug, and the most of these prescription drugs are antidepressants according to a recent report by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). BigPharma could have every American on one of their drugs.
According to in January 2008, the New England Journal of Medicine published suppressed data from drug companies that proved antidepressants work no better than a placebo. Also data from the FDA MedWatch system, from 2004-2007, show an estimated 2,900 babies have died via spontaneous abortion because of SSRI antidepressants given to pregnant women. Studies demonstrate that antidepressants double spontaneous abortions and stillbirths and quintuple preterm births. Babies exposed to SSRIs in pregnancy have a six-fold increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), a potentially fatal lung problem. Nearly one third of women who take SSRIs during pregnancy have a baby who dies, is premature, or who has seizures. Your government is force feeding this atrocious bill to mothers and babies. Is this change you can believe in? This bill forebodes disaster to future generations. Please take action now and sign the petition below to stop this insanity. Humankind has had babies for 100’s of thousands of years without the need for drugs. Join us and take action against the drug monopoly of your human rights.
Stop Foundation Inc. was formed to make the public aware of the effects of psychotropic drugs. We have a wealth of information including books and many alternative remedies you can pursue. Please review and sign the petition:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Is Michael Savage right about autism diagnosis

BigPharma the legal drug pusher

Michael Savage a popular national radio talk show host stood by his remarks saying that "there is no definitive medical diagnosis for autism” but it's an epidemic created by "greedy, corrupt medical/pharmaceutical establishment." It was during his July 16th broadcast that he stated “99 percent of the cases” were due to lax parenting and the kids needed to be told "don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot." Michael Savage remarks could be harsh, and many autistic parents differ in their opinion. Seems like the backlash is more towards Mr. Savage and conservatism and not about autism, the alarming increasing diagnosis, and BigPharma’s role.
Pharmaceutical companies have been increasing their market share in many areas. According to, Health, United States 2004 Almost half the U.S population uses some kind of subscription drug. The recent health data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics and dozens of other Federal health agencies, academic and professional health associations, and international health organizations. Another study by CNS Drugs has done a survey of doctors office visits and found the use of antidepressant pharmacotherapy had increased 147% (16 million to 40 million) from 1990-1998.
A recent article from CNN July 2007, According to a (CDC) government study antidepressants have become the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They're prescribed more than drugs to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, or headaches. In its study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2.4 billion drugs prescribed in visits to doctors and hospitals in 2005. Of those, 118 million were for antidepressants. High blood pressure drugs were the next most-common with 113 million prescriptions. Dr. Robert Goodman, an internist in New York City, says the real force behind skyrocketing antidepressant prescription rates is pharmaceutical marketing to doctors and to consumers. "You put those two together and you get a lot of prescriptions for antidepressants," he said. These are alarming numbers of people being diagnosed antidepressants.
Are Americans that depressed? Is the only remedy a pill? Has BigPharma found another means to diagnose and drug with autism? Certainly more research is necessary, but why are drugs the American solution? Drugging a child has got to be the last option for a parent There are many questions we should all be asking long before taking a prescribed drug. It should not be the quick and easy solution. It is not the solution in other countries like India, and China, where homeopathies are the prevailing solution. Is this nation depressed, with rising diabetes and heart disease? Is this is part of the American dream? Now doctors are increasingly subscribing drugs for autism. Department of Education annual reports to the US Congress from 1992-2000 Autism diagnosis increased 435% BigPharma, big money, and bye, bye America. Welcome to America the drug capital of the world.
Stop Foundation Inc. is a non profit organization and it was formed to inform people of better solutions to antidepressants, and the alarming effects of these drugs. The company can be reached on the web at