Wednesday, December 12, 2012

California's Top Paid Public Employee Psychiatrist Dr. Mohammad Safi Suspended

By Thomas Peele/ San Jose Mercury News
Posted: 12/12/2012 01:02:21 AM PST

More details on the mental health bidding war can be found via Bloomberg News

After raking in half a million dollars for being "on call," California's top paid public employee of 2011 -- a prison psychiatrist from Newark -- has been suspended with pay for allegedly falsifying time records, officials said Tuesday.
Dr. Mohammad Safi, 54, was paid more than $803,000 last year as a supervising senior psychiatrist at a Department of State Hospitals facility within Salinas Valley State Prison in Monterey County, records show.
That amount included more than $503,000 for on-call pay -- in Safi's case being available to respond quickly to emergencies.
His suspension was first reported Dec. 5 by Bloomberg News, which published an extensive analysis of state government pay that ranked California tops in the nation. It showed Safi was paid more than twice as much as any state psychiatrist in the 12 states Bloomberg examined.
Efforts to reach Safi were unsuccessful Tuesday but his lawyer, Edward Caden, called his client "a scapegoat" for a staffing crisis created by the state.
As a manager, Safi was forced to volunteer for many on-call shifts when others refused, his attorney said, because the state failed to build a required housing unit for doctors to stay overnight at the facility in Soledad.
"He was on call for extended periods of time," said Caden, who said Safi often stayed at a motel near the facility.
At one point, Caden said, Safi was paid for either working or being on call around the clock for fours weeks straight -- 672 consecutive hours.
He is paid roughly $130 an hour, state payroll records show.
On-call duty is voluntary at Salinas Valley because the facility does not have sleeping quarters for doctors, said both Caden and Kathy Gaither, the state hospitals' chief deputy director.
"They are claiming he worked an extended period of time without authorization," Caden said. But, he added, "every time sheet he (submitted) has been signed by the (hospital department's) executive director."
Gaither confirmed that Safi "is being investigated for his use of time," but would not discuss details because the case remains under investigation. He was placed on leave with pay in July, and the investigation is expected to be "completed soon," she said.
An analysis of 2011 pay records by The Mercury News for the 370-bed psychiatric hospital within Salinas Valley State Prison where Safi worked, shows his pay far exceeded that of other doctors last year. The five people he supervised were paid an average of $313,348, records show -- about half a million dollars less then their boss.
Records also show that 21 doctors with Safi's title of supervising chief psychiatrist working for the hospitals department at other state prisons in 2011 averaged about $283,000.
Safi remains in good standing with the California Medical Board, where he is listed as a surgeon.
State Superior Court records show Safi was sued last year by a collections agency for an unspecified amount. Property records show that a five-bedroom Newark house he bought in 2007 for nearly $1 million is now valued at $730,000.
Caden said Safi's taking of on-call shifts had nothing to do with any financial difficulties he might have faced.
"He was the manager," Caden said. "He had to do it."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

9 Year Old Girl's Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Mental Health Care Provider

Psychiatrists and Mental Health facilities never have to take responsibility for the loss of life that takes place under their care. Thousands of children and young adults commit suicide yet the psychiatrist who prescribes these killing pills are never held to account. A mother loses her nine year old daughter which clearly should not have happened. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The mother of a slain 9-year-old Missouri girl is suing a mental health clinic saying it was in a position to know and prevent the violent tendencies of the teenager who killed her daughter. Patricia Preiss filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Pathways Behavioral Healthcare, two employees and 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante, who was convicted in Elizabeth Olten's death. Bustamante was 15 years old at the time of the October 2009 slaying in St. Martins, a small community just west of Jefferson City. She was sentenced in February to life in prison with the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to killing Elizabeth. The lawsuit says Pathways personnel knew of Bustamante's violent tendencies and threats, and should have detained the teen, the Jefferson City News-Tribune ( ) reported. The suit seeks "fair and just expenses" for Elizabeth's death, plus monetary damages for her pain and suffering and punitive damages. During Bustamante's sentencing hearing in February, Cole County prosecutors and the teen's public defenders presented evidence that Bustamante had cut herself a number of times and had been hospitalized at the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center in Columbia after a 2007 suicide attempt. She became a Pathways client after she was released from the hospital. Bustamante admitted in court that she strangled Elizabeth, stabbed her and slit her throat, then buried the child in a wooded area behind their homes. During the hearing, prosecutors pointed to a journal entry written by Bustamante on the night of the slaying in which she described it as an "ahmazing" experience. In court, Bustamante apologized for her actions. The lawsuit by Preiss alleges that Bustamante had indicated to Pathways personnel that she wanted to harm Elizabeth. Pathways' employees "were aware of the same violent propensities of Bustamante, as well as the specific, identifiable threats to harm Olten," the lawsuit says. But "none of these defendants took actions to detain Bustamante" and "none warned Olten or Preiss of the specific threat on Olten, nor did they take any action that might have prevented Bustamante from harming Olten." Pathways counselor Ron Wilson, who was named as a defendant in the lawsuit, had testified during Bustamante's sentencing hearing that she had not indicated she was a threat to anyone but herself. The lawsuit also names Pathways psychiatrist Niger Sultana as a defendant. Mel Fetter, president and CEO of Pathways' parent company Compass Health, told the News-Tribune that he couldn't comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit, which was filed Oct. 18, was assigned to Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce, who also presided over Bustamante's sentencing hearing. No hearings had been scheduled as of Monday. Preiss previously filed a separate wrongful death lawsuit against Karen and Gary Brooke, who are Bustamante's grandparents and were her legal guardians at the time of Elizabeth's slaying. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Gloria Reno ordered a $400,000 judgment in that case, after an Oct. 3 hearing.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some Psychiatrist Say Creativity closely connected with Mental Illness

In a BBC article recently psychiatrists say creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people. Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found. They were almost twice as likely as the general population to kill themselves.The dancers and photographers were also more likely to have bipolar disorder according to their report. The BBC article mentions several novelists with “disorders”. Novelist Virginia Woolf, who wrote A Room of One's Own and To the Lighthouse, had depression and drowned herself Fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid, had depression US author and journalist Ernest Hemingway, who wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, had depression and killed himself with a shotgun. Author and playwright Graham Greene, who wrote the novel Brighton Rock, had bipolar disorder. We don’t subscribe to this idea that creativity is close to mental illness. Creativity is one thing and an illness is another. Just because someone who writes a book is also depressed doesn't make a case in our view. Writing a novel is a large undertaking for anyone and it also involves risk, and potential fear of failure. These are normal feelings of normal people. Psychiatry’s only solution to depression or a person with a mental issue is to drug them. There methods in the past of shock treatment, involuntary confinement, and lobotomies didn't work and there “solutions” using drugs also doesn't work. In fact they make people worse. These drugs may also destroy the creativity of an artist or musician as a pharma drugs alters an artist’s viewpoint and vision. Drugs be it recreational or pharma drugs dump down a person and kills their creativity.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More Suicides From Pharmaceutical Drugs Than Car Crashes

New Research from the American Journal of Public Health indicates that suicides now surpass car crashes as the leading cause of deaths from injuries. Children and teens commit suicide more and more often and pharmaceutical drugs are commonly found in their system. The suicide rate increased 15% from 2000 to 2009, according to the report, while car crashes have dropped 25% over the same time period. More interest has been paid to vehicle safety, while little to no interest has been paid to the harm pharmaceutical drugs effects on developing children. According to the report poisonings are the third leading cause of injury related deaths. They have increased by 128% over the 10 year period. This is primarily because of prescription drug overdoses.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Psychiatrist accused of Faking Dementia Denied Bail

A San Francisco Bay Area psychiatrist bail was renounced. Prosecutors say he faked dementia in order to avoid retrial on charges he molested five young male patients The San Mateo County Superior Court will not make a final ruling for William Ayres, 80, of San Mateo until the issue of the fallen psychiatrist's mental competency for trial has been resolved. Though state psychiatrists have said Ayres is mentally well enough for retrial on nine counts of child molestation, Ayres defense attorney Jonathan McDougall has challenged that finding. The accused Psychiatrist has been in San Mateo County jail since August 1st. He was in a Napa Hospital until late July when Hospital employees indicated his dementia is exaggerated or fake. William Ayres has said in his defense on the molestation charges that he was performing physical exams on the five young males who testified against him. The jury was hung on the verdict, but prosecutors are attempting a second trial. The next hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Depressed Man Charged with Murder at Kentucky homeowners meeting Shooting

News reports indicate that Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, 55, of Louisville Kentucky with familiar ties to Jordan has been in jail since the shooting last week at a meeting of the Spring Creek Homeowners Association. He is being held without bond. He killed a 73 and 69 year old men last week. Police indicated that he has had numerous disputes with the homeowners association. Hindi gave up his medical license due to suffering severe depression. The shooting came after a year of disagreements between Hindi and the association over the size and construction of his fence. News reports have quoted him as saying "As I always tell ... I will protect the sacred interest of my kids even if it comes to killing and even if I lose my own life in the course of doing so," Hindi wrote. "Thank God the house is paid off. I can pass away in peace with no concerns." Severe depression virtually always means the use of antidepressants, especially so for a doctor as they are the main source of antidepressant distribution. It is not known what type of antidepressants. We are unsure if he even took antidepressants per the reports but it is likely based on history of their distribution. A simple homeowners dispute festered up into the death of two innocent seniors with the likely trigger that triggered the gun? Pharmaceutical drugs!

Monday, September 3, 2012


One Year Later By Ken Kramer August 15, 2012 Psychiatrists are among the lowest-paid of all physicians because, unlike other doctors, they do not bill by the procedure and are reimbursed by time, this according to Bill Gallagher, of Gainesville, Florida who promotes himself as a “human rights advocate”. So, it was especially hard for Florida psychiatrists when in August of last year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBS) terminated the contracts of all psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health professionals in the State of Florida. BCBS simply cancelled the contracts but offered new coverage from a company called New Directions of Kansas, at far reduced rates. BCBS notified ALL of their mental health professionals (licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists) that they would be terminated, without cause. That is, they would no longer be providers for BCBS. BCBS indicated that if the psychs chose to, they could sign up with a new company that BCBS partnered with, Kansas-based New Directions Behavior Health, which is 30 percent owned by BCBS. BCBS spokesman Paul Kluding said his company turned over behavioral health to New Directions to cut costs He acknowledged that some enrollees would have to find new mental health providers. Psychiatric groups appealed to federal officials to investigate, on the grounds that Blue Cross singled out mental health – something they believe is barred by the Mental Health Parity Act of 2008. The act says insurers must handle “mental illness” benefits as they would medical benefits. Despite protestations by the American Psychiatric Association, BCBS asserted that the company is “in compliance with all applicable parity laws and regulations.” The “Parity Implementation Coalition“; the American Psychiatric Association, Mental Health America, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and TeenScreen beseeched Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to intervene in the BCBS issue, complaining that it is violating the Mental Health Parity Act. David Shern, (right) CEO of Mental Health America, who unsuccessfully tried to force TeenScreen into Pinellas County, Florida schools while he was the head of the Florida Mental Health Institute, complained to BCBS that their new policy was only directed at “one specialty provider group”; the entire mental health specialist network. Connie Galietti, executive director of the Florida Psychological Association, had grav concerns. Payments to some psychologists were reduced up to 54 percent. She protested to Florida’s Insurance Commissioner, Kevin McCarty, but received an unwelcome response “With respect to federal mental health parity issues, …I would note that the Office of Insurance Regulation has no jurisdiction with respect to enforcement of federal law”. Mental Health America of Palm Beach urged its members to write to Florida’s Insurance Commissioner and to Blue Cross Blue Shield to express concern about the “unacceptable reduction in payments for mental health providers”. The Florida Psychiatric Society, a membership branch of the American Psychiatric Society, carried an “unknown message” about the termination on their website but is was for “members only”. “It really looks like a lose-lose type of proposition for the clinicians,” said Jim Akin, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter A petition was drawn up by the American Psychiatric Association to protest the Blue Cross terminations which garnered a little over 5,000 signatures nationwide. Some of the petitioners expressed their reactions: Susan Rae Helgeland, the Executive Director of Mental Health America of North Dakota said: “I am stunned/shocked that an organization such as Blue Cross Blue Shield would participate in activities against parity.” Tampa Psychiatris Eric Weinstock, a Tampa psychiatrist said that: “Since I began private practice in tampa florida in 2005 bluecross blueshield of florida has had a ‘closed’ panel, meaning that they were not accepting any applications for new psychiatrists to their network. It is now 7 years later and their panel has remained closed. Now on top of having no new psychiatrist added to their network in at least 7 years they have additionally fired a lot of their existing psychiatrists. I am beginning to wonder if they have any psychiatrist left at all.” Judith Horowitz said: “When I found out that New Directions is a subsidiary of BCBS, all was illuminated. I believe this was a strategic move to lower mental health professionals fees.” As for any lawsuits over the thorny issue, a representative of the APA said there were none “pending” at this time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Kennedy Tragedy due to Anti-depressants, not Alcohol

Mary Kennedy age 52, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., had no traces of alcohol in her system when she took her own life in May, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Westchester County medical examiner. According the various news sources Kennedy had been battling depression. She was found dead May 16 in Bedford, New York. The medical examiner's office determined Kennedy died as a result of asphyxiation due to hanging. The toxicology reports from Westchester County found no traces of alcohol in her system, the medical examiner's report did find Trazodone, O-Desmethylvenlafaxine and Venlafaxine These substances according to the National Institute of Health categorizes as anti-depressants. The news media loves to talk about the effects of alcohol, but there will not be anyone talking about the effects of Anti-depressants when they were clearly a part of this women’s death. A side effect of anti-depressants is suicide. It is on the label! Yet there will be no calls for an investigation. There will be no protest that anti-depressants kill. It is business as usual for BigPharma, psychiatry and doctors. Just another loss on the books but the push for more anti-depressants presses on. How about being internally green? Homeopathic methods to fight off depression, Anyone?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Colorado has the Dark Knight and Colombine Killers do they have Antidepressants in Common also? He was seeing a Psychiatrist and they almost always prescribe Psychotropic Drugs

Some in the media have hinted that the Aurora, CO shooter's behavior was blamed on depression, being bullied, belonging to various organizations, having a variety of cultural influences, moral failings, and political policies. Mostly they blamed guns, why because it fits the left wing dominant media’s political leanings. Thus far the media and police have not targeted prescription drugs for depression which causes among many side effects, anger, and mania. It is not clear yet whether the shooter even felt depressed. We hope the police took a blood test to see what was in this creeps body. The shooter didn’t have a criminal history, but he turn the music loud in his apartment and left the door open, so a neighbor would likely barge in and be blow up by the booby tramps. Police have speculated that was a plan to draw attention to his apartment, so he could kill at the theatre while police were busy elsewhere. If that was his plan it didn’t work. Time will tell for sure if this mass murderer was using psychotropic drugs, or not as it will come out in a toxicology report or the trial. It is a doctor patient privilege for the moment. He was seeing a psychiatrist and virtually one for one they prescribe psychotropic drugs as that is their only solution. Almost all of these mass murder events have involved antidepressants. Like Columbine, Virginia Tech it goes on and on, go to Psychotropic drugs like Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), commonly known as anti-depressants can lead to violence as a result of psychotic breaks The side effects associated with these selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are suicide and violence against others is called by the term 'akathisia.', SSRI's can create a combination of side effects that reduce impulse control and cause severe agitation or restlessness that may become intolerable. If he suffered from depression, or saw a psychiatrist or an MD at the University then he would have been given an antidepressant. That is all psychiatrists do is give patients antidepressants. They had them out like water. Oh you feel depressed then take these SSRI’s. That is it, as psychiatry has no clue about mental health. Has mental health gotten better the last 50 years? Or worse? Our answer is worse. What do you think? Our view is eliminating antdepressants and you will not have these events again.

Monday, July 9, 2012

“Dr. Drew” Pinskey Paid $275,000 to promote Wellbutin for GlaxoSmithKline

A major part of the case made by U.S. prosecutors that led to GlaxoSmithKline’s $3 billion settlement is that the company used a network of paid experts, speaking to doctors and to the press, to promote uses of its drugs that had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the Department of Justice’s complaint, one of those paid experts was celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky, who was the host of Loveline with MTV and is now hosting Celebrity Rehab on CNN’s Headline News. He was paid $275,000 in just under two months. Part of the exhibit complaint by the Justice Department was an invoice from Cooney Waters a PR firm from GlaxoSmithKline to Pinskey for services as a spokesperson for particularly Wellbutin. Pinskey claims he used Wellbutin in his practice as it didn’t reduce sex drive like other antidepressants. The US justice department has cracked down on kickbacks given by pharmaceutical firms to doctors who promote their drugs. Many pharmaceutical representatives are providing incentives to push these kickbacks to psychiatrists and medical doctors. The biggest pushers of Paxil and Wellbutrin were provided with travel awards “spa treatment” to exotic locations like the Bahamas and Hawaii as part of a training and reward sited by the US Justice Department complaint. Many of these psychiatrists and doctors are living the good life, and Dr. Drew gets $275,000 in two months while your child is suffering side effects of Paxil and Wellbutrin which include suicide. Do you feel that is right? If you don’t then if your child or loved one is suffering from these psychotropic drugs then you can seek the advice and council of a lawyer. There are a number of class action lawsuits today against Bigpharma regarding the life threatening and life changing side effects.

Monday, July 2, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has Agreed to Criminal Charges and Will pay $3 Billion in Fines

So Do you Trust BigPharma? We don’t
GSK Building-flckr Several News sources have indicated a Health Care Fraud Settlement. The settlement includes $1 billion in criminal fines and $2 billion in civil fines in connection with the sale of the drug company's Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia products. Paxil and Wellbutrin are both antidepressants. As part of the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) agreed to strict oversight of its sales force by the U.S. government to prevent the use of kickbacks or other prohibited practices. GSK was found to be promoting their drugs for off label purposes, or essentially selling their drugs to patients that their product was not approved for. GSK also sold to underage children. They target marketed to children under 18 when their product was approved for adults only. This is actually done by pharmaceutical sale representatives promoting to family physicians. Also these sale representatives were providing kickbacks to these same physicians and hospitals. ABC News-The Justice Department says GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to report important safety data about a diabetes drug to the Food and Drug Administration. Government officials say it's the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history. Prosecutors say GSK encouraged use of Paxil for children. The company also promoted Wellbutrin for uses besides major depressive disorder, its only approved use. They say that between 2001 and 2007 GSK failed to report on two studies of the cardiovascular safety of Avandia, a diabetes drug. Abbot Labs was fined $1 billion a few month ago also for off label marketing by their Sales Representatives and Marketing department. .

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Medical Board of California Covers for Kaiser Permanente Child Molester Psychiatrist Stephen Melcher

CBS 13-Initially the Medical Board of California told CBS13(Sacramento Ca. T.V.) that police did not tell them about a local doctor who was arrested for molesting a boy. Now the medical board has admitted that police did tell them. Dan Wood, Medical Board of California spokesperson.”This was my mistake” “I can’t be any clearer than that.” The admission comes one day after he told CBS13 that it was the Sacramento police fault for not telling the medical board about arresting Kaiser Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Melcher on charges of molesting a little boy. “The police department was conducting their own investigation and it’s up to them to tell us,” said Wood. It’s how he explained that the reason why the medical board didn’t revoke the psychiatrist’s medical license, allowing him to continue to practice for three months. “Obviously we can’t act on something that we don’t know about,” Wood said previously. However CBS13 uncovered that Sacramento police did tell the medical board days after Melcher’s December arrest. “Once we received notification of his arrest we began the investigation,” said Wood. It took Melcher’s sudden resignation in March for the doctor to stop practicing. So what took the medical board so long to act? “You know, again, each case is individual,” said Wood. “It takes time.” He says state law barred him from talking about the medical board’s investigation but was able to say that the threat to the public can determine the suspension of a license. “In some cases when we can prove that there’s a threat to public health we’ll go for what’s called an interim suspension order,” said Wood. As for the threat of Melcher to the public, Wood didn’t have a clear answer. “I have no knowledge of this, I don’t have that information,” said Wood. The medical board didn’t take action to revoke Melcher’s license until just a few days ago(May 2012), nearly a half year from his arrest. So is the California Medical Board protecting your family, No. Is the FDA, No they protect Bigpharma. Are Psychiatrist nuts, yes. Decades of evidence mounts.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Seattle Café Killer’s Brother Says Ian Lee Stawicki was Mentally ill

Seattle Police say a single gunman shot and killed five people before shooting himself on Wednesday May 30, 2012. The Seattle Times reported that the suspect’s family indicated they were not surprised Ian Lee Stawicki did what he did as he suffered mental illness. The suspect Stawicki shot four people at a cafe, and wounded another. According to various news reports He is also suspected of shooting a woman while trying to get away and presumably steal her car. Police have identified him as 40 year old Ian Lee Stawicki.. Now we know when someone is considered mentally ill they have seen a psychiatrist or have been in a psychiatrists care. A psychiatrist sole solution is to medicate their patient with psychotropic drugs. We don’t know for certain if Ian Stawicki was on anti-depressants, but if he had any interaction with a psych then an anti-depressant was prescribed. We may know more if the police release a toxicology report. This is a tragic vicious murderous act on innocent victims. People enjoying a coffee with friends and being indiscriminately killed, or running errands and running into a mad man most likely on pharmaceutical drugs with a gun and willing to kill you for your vehicle to flee. What the media will report about is the gun and how he got a gun or multiple guns most likely. We all would like to know how a mentally disturbed person gets access to fire arms. What you will not hear about from the government and media is that if psychotrops were prescribed there is some responsibility by the Pharmaceutical Company that their drugs cause mania, and aggressive behavior. With virtually all of these mass shootings in schools, and communities psychotropic drugs are involved. There is a direct connection between these massively prescribed drugs and mass murder. It is chronicled extensively. Why do you think pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatrist and doctors that prescribed these drugs are never held to account? Is there a cover-up by the media and governments? If local, state and the federal government are really looking at your safety then why don’t they investigate the connection with psychotropic drugs and mass murder that takes place almost monthly. Do they care? Does there have to be a public outcry? The victim’s families are crying as their loved one was senselessly murdered.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Abbott Labs to Pay $1.6 Billion for Fraud Marketing of Drug Depakote

Under the law, a drug maker's promotional activities must be limited to uses approved by the FDA. Promotion by the manufacturer for "off-label" uses renders a product misbranded. In this particular case, Abbott pleaded guilty to misbranding Depakote by promoting the drug for off-label uses. One attorney described this case as elder abuse. Abbot Labs admitted that they specially trained their sales force to target nursing homes to control patients with agitation and aggression from dementia. There is no evidence that Depakote can control agitation in dementia patients. They also admitted to marketing Depakote with antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia. Depakote actually failed to treat schizophrenia. According to press reports the FDA approved Depakote only for epileptic seizures, bipolar mania and the prevention of migraines. We think Abbot Labs sales force should also be accountable for this egregious act as the sales force indicated that they exploited the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. Abbot Labs also gave kick-backs in the millions of dollars to pharmacists to promote their drug for off-label purposes. Many pharmaceutical companies have been found guilty of off label marketing. It looks like they consider promoting their failed drugs as standard procedure, and the fines for doing so a part of doing business. Will the pharmacists have to give back the kick-backs? Will the sales representative also be found liable in Abbot Labs scheme? We doubt it. Pharmaceutical companies make so much money that these fines are miniscule and governments don’t hold BigPharma executives or employees accountable. We feel they should be held criminally liable. We are sure the sales force will just say we were following orders just like the Nazi’s were. The populace needs to get behind holding these firms criminally accountable by pushing it upon their government representative. There are elderly victims of dementia. What kind of animal feels an elderly patient is a guinea pig for their failed drugs? Abbot Labs is one such animal.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Pharma Pushes Drug to ‘Cure Racism’

BigPharma and Psychiatry legally kill patients yearly with their drugs and blame the side effects or “patient went off his meds”. Now these guiltless irresponsible and immoral “scientists” say they can medicate someone from racial thoughts. The funny thing is most people will actually believe them. From (Paul Watson – As part of the headlong rush towards a Brave New World society, the establishment is feverishly pushing pharmaceutical drugs that chemically castrate an individual’s ‘aberrant thoughts’, with the latest proposal claiming that people can be given a drug to “cure” racism. A study conducted by Oxford University experimental psychologist Dr Sylvia Terbeck into the heart disease drug Propranolol, published in the journal Psycho pharmacology, found that the drug “may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism.” “Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of “implicit” racist attitudes,” reports the Telegraph. “They appeared to be less racially prejudiced at a subconscious level than another group treated with a “dummy” placebo pill.” The test subjects were shown images of people of different races along with positive and negative words. They were also asked to rate how “warm” their feelings were to different groups. Results showed that participants on the drug were more likely to be “biased towards being non-racist at a subconscious level” compared to those taking the placebo. “Such research raises the tantalizing possibility that our unconscious racial attitudes could be modulated using drugs, a possibility that requires careful ethical analysis,” said Co-author Professor Julian Savulescu, from Oxford University’s Faculty of Philosophy. By arguing that the widespread use of antidepressants like Prozac has established the ethical foundation of using drugs to alter thought patterns and behavior, scientists contend that “manipulating morals” through “pharmacologically-induced altruism” should also be acceptable. And they’re right – it is acceptable – but only if you wish to create a society along the lines of Aldous Huxley’s fictional scientific dictatorship in his 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World. In the book, the consumption of the drug coma is universally endorsed by the ‘World State’ in order to destroy individuality, which is frowned upon as a mental illness, and eliminate the need for personal allegiances to religion or anything beyond the state itself. Drugging people to “cure” their racism would also empower the establishment to define what ideological or political thoughts are aberrant and dangerous. Of course, slavish devotion to the authorities would not be one of them. “It is scary to think that it is considered morally obnoxious to call someone a derogatory name, but absolutely fine to drug people into complying with a political ideology. What ever happened to ‘I disagree with you opinion but I’d defend to the death your right to say it’?” writes D Holt. As we highlighted earlier this week, it’s not just the pharmaceutical establishment pushing for this, top professors at major universities are also big advocates. New York University bioethics professor S. Matthew Liao wrote a paper in which he promoted the use of pharmacological drugs to make people more environmentally sensitive so that they would be more likely to donate money to ‘climate change’ organizations like Oxfam. Liao said he had already received enthusiastic support for the idea from a major pharmaceutical company. Although the more spiritually enlightened would argue that racism is a relic of humanity’s brutal past, it cannot be argued that before the influence of modern society, racism was merely defined as tribalism and was practiced globally as an innate survival mechanism. To characterize racism as a mental illness that has to be targeted with pharmaceutical drugs would grease the skids for all manner of natural behaviors to be re-defined as aberrant. Indeed, we are already seeing attempts to define distrust of authority as a mental disease with the increasing prominence of “oppositional defiant disorder”. Mandating that ‘thought crimes’ like racism be medicated out of existence represents the slippery slope towards the kind of scientific dictatorship beyond Aldous Huxley’s worst nightmares.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Death Ruled a Suicide

According to news reports his widow, Leighsa Montrose, indicated the musician had been clinically depressed most of his life. The San Mateo County Coroner ruled his death a suicide. Montrose was 64. Today once someone is called depressed they are placed on Anti-Depressants, or psychotropic drugs. Both have side effects are suicide. It looks like psychiatry and Bigpharma failed once again to “cure” depression.
Montrose played guitar with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, the Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Edgar Winter Band, Sammy Hagar, and his own band Gamma. He was a great guitarist and music lovers should embrace his life. He was still playing guitar at 64 as he played fifty shows the past year.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Paul Harvey "If I were the Devil"

From 1965 to Today How much of what he said has already come to pass?.....

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965:

If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine yound intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an athiest to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.

If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Soldier Who Killed 16 Afghans Would have been Reviewed by Military Psychiatrist. Are Psychotropic Drugs to Blame for PTSD?

There should have been many signals for some period of time that this soldier was possible cracking under stress on the frontline. Every Soldiers commander is supposed to know what their soldiers are doing, and how they are feeling and operating while on the frontlines. We will be surprised if there wasn't some kind of psychiatrist involved with this soldier. Also it is likely psychotropic drugs may have been administered and or a combination of recreational drugs or alcohol abuse. If a soldier is considered to be PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) they are giving an SSRI Antidepressant such as Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Luvox, and Zoloft.
These PTSD soldiers are also given morphine and other painkillers as physical pain is associated with PTSD according to psychiatrists who push these drugs. They are also at high risk for drug and alcohol abuse.

The soldier had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma Washington, a large military installation. There are reports from last month that Army officials indicated a forensic psychiatric review process at the base's Madigan Army Medical Center was itself being reviewed. In December 2010, the Stars and Stripes military newspaper said the facility had gained a reputation as "the most troubled base in the military." It also reported that year that multiple investigations were under way into the conduct of troops at the base and the mental health and medical care soldiers were receiving upon their return home.

So Madigan Army Medical Center maybe under further investigation as psychiatry should be. The only remedy that psychiatry can muster is take this pill, and if that doesn’t work take this one. If you can’t sleep because of these pills then take a few of these other pills. Just give the patient as many pills as we can bill for and if they patient goes off the rails then say they were off their meds. Psychiatry never has to take the blame. No government official, no institution wants to address the “doctor” for the problem. The media can’t blame Pharma as they will lose all that wonderful advertising.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Suspect in Killing of Berkeley, Ca. Senior had Mental Problem History and Psychiatry Failed Once Again

The mother of a man accused of beating a 67 year-old Berkeley homeowner to death last month was quoted in the media as saying her son suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. She said her son has been neglected by a broken mental heath care system that fails to properly treat those with serious needs. The suspect Daniel Jordan Dewitt has been to numerous hospitals since he was a teenager according to reports. Dewitt is the grandson of the late former Alameda city councilman and interim Alameda Mayor Al Dewitt, who died in 2003. He has been arraigned on murder charges. He physically beat and dragged the 67 year old homeowner with a planter pot.

The suspect’s mother has contacted Judges, mental health facilities; victim rights advocates, prosecutor’s to no avail. He has been on and off his meds recently.
"We have been trying for more than four and a half years to get our son help," Candy Dewitt said.

The key to this story to us is the medication which Daniel Jordan Dewitt was taking and not taking and the psychiatrist. A psychiatrist has been treating him for years and has accomplished nothing but this devastating end result to a senior citizen who most likely looked forward to retirement. There has been questions to how quickly the police responded, but you will not hear from the media that medications played a role in the murder or that a psychiatrist and a failing mental health system has no positive results for decades. If there was a gun involved then the media and government would blame the gun. What you may hear in the future is that the mental health facilities will need more funds, or more people need to be medicated longer. You never hear that psychiatry is a failure from its inception. Shock treatments, strait jackets, lobotomies, enforced confinement, kids killing kids while on medications, medications that cause suicides.

The system in the US and Western world has been to fund failure and death and no results and blame lack of money, or not enough medications. Funding and reinforcing failure is the norm. Why would you continue to fund a failed mental health system? Why call or listen to a psychiatrist? Why put your kids or young adult on psychotropic drugs when the main side effects are aggressive behavior or suicide.

You the citizen can stop this nonsense! You the consumer can disagree with this madness. This persists because the tax payer allows this history of loss to continue.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston Death Attributted to BigPharma Drugs

Coroner reports Whitney Houston died from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol rather than drowning.
Xanax-ALPRAZOLAM (al PRAY zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.
Some side effects of Xanax are allergies (rash, itching, difficulty breathing,swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual behavior changes, blurred vision, burning, numbness, or tingling, chest pain, hallucinations, loss of balance or muscle control, memory or attention problems, menstrual changes, muscle twitching, new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, irritability, anxiety, exaggerated feeling of wellbeing), severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, or light-headedness, and suicidal thoughts or actions. Xanax is made by Pharmacia a company affiated with Pfizer.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Senator Targets Abusive High Prescribing Antipsychotic Medicaid Doctors

Senator Grassley contacted all States to request statistics of top prescribing doctors in 2006. Senator Grassley is an Iowa Republican and he recently sent letters to some thirty states asking what those states have done to investigate over prescribing doctors of antipsychotics. Well some of the states are not doing so well in tackling this problem. Florida has allowed several physicians to continue to subscribe to Medicaid patients. Even though there is at least an appearance of prescription fraud and elder abuse.

According to ProPublica a number of the top-prescribing Medicaid doctors around the country are listed twelve pharmaceutical companies in payments to physicians for speaking and consulting Medicaid. These were jointly funded by the states and federal government, providing health care coverage to about 60 million low income enrollees. Also according to ProPublica Grassley’s letter to Ohio notes that the top prescriber of the anti-psychotic Abilify wrote 13,825 prescriptions in 2009 which is about 54 prescriptions per weekday. Ohio paid $6.7 million for that those prescriptions, state officials reported to Grassley. There are reports of almost 20,000 prescriptions of Seoquel at a Medicaid cost of almost $6 million. This noted by Grassley is nine prescriptions an hour.
Senator Grassley was quoted “If state and federal taxpayers are being cheated because of inappropriate prescriptions,” Grassley said, “the state and federal governments have to get to the bottom of it and stop it.”
We applaud the Senator for attacking this issue head on. Not just for the potential financial gain to these doctors and losses to the US tax payers, but also for the massive drugging of older Americans. These doctors are taking advantage of the most vulnerable of citizens all for money. They are tarnishing their own profession. At least one Senator is making the charge. Now we need the public to contact their local and state representative to push them investigate this grave and disgusting practice. There is a link on our website and here All citizens will be older in time. Do you want this to happen to you or to ones you love?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Psychologist’s will do Anything for a Patient

From the Bradenton Herald
Bradenton psychologist charged with smuggling drugs into Sarasota jail
Herald Staff Report
Jan. 09, 2012
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a licensed psychologist from Bradenton for illegally providing controlled substances to an inmate at the Sarasota County jail.
A corrections sergeant developed intelligence information that Holli Bodner, 51, of the 7300 block of Kensington Court, Bradenton, agreed to supply an inmate with Oxycodone and Lorazepam during prearranged visits at the jail, according to a news release.
Sheriff’s office detectives monitored four occasions in the month of December during which Bodner met with and supplied an inmate with narcotics. Detectives recovered the drugs from the inmate immediately after each meeting, according to the report.
Bodner was arrested Friday afternoon as she arrived at the jail for another scheduled appointment with the inmate.
She was charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility, all felonies.
She was released Saturday evening after posting $4,000 bond.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Song “Pumped Up Kicks” by the Band Foster the People Helps Bring to Light the Issue of Kids Shootings in Schools

“Pumped Up Kicks" is a song about a kid preparing to shoot his classmates at school. Part of the chorus says you’d better run, out run my gun. Pump of kick simply means expensive shoes.
It is refreshing to hear a band will write and perform music that doesn’t involve love or partying, but an unfortunate form of life in US schools.
Our take on it is not just that guns seem to be so handy to teenagers. Apparently, families leave guns and bullets around for kids to get at them. What is going on in these households? How do parents manage homes these days: No more potato chips before dinner and only two hours of T.V., but here is how you remove the safety on the pistol and can you get me the bullets in the pantry? If you take the gun out of the equation you would simply get a fight, or a stabbing at worst. But to us the real reasons behind these continual school shootings are antidepressants. The media will never talk about the effects of the antidepressants if a gun is involved. The government and media jump on the gun story, while the real ailment is psychotropic drugs. Parents seem to have little problem sanctioning a doctors prescription of antidepressants for their children.
The song “Pumped Up Kicks” has been moving up the charts all this past summer illuminating the violence that schools have become. Two decade ago the worst you got was a bruise or bloody nose, what will the next ten years bring?