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Response to MADem (Reply #74)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:02 AM

75. I'm sorry that they feel that way, but I don't feel as if I have given them a reason to feel that

way, with my posts. I have said continuously that these DRUGS need to be pulled off of the market OR that there needs to be some very strict monitoring by health professionals, when they prescribe these drugs. These are very dangerous drugs; they have very dangerous side effects. And, yet, they are being handed out like candy. Ninety five percent of patients who are given these drugs for the first time have NO FOLLOWUP. It's amazing incompetence. It's criminal.

I HAVE NEVER labeled these patients. EVER. I have said, however, that they need to be hospitalized when they first go on these drugs, and if they have a dosage change, or when they go off of them, because that is when they are likely to suffer these very damaging, and dangerous, adverse effects.

Remember Ambien? People were waking up as they were driving to work in their pajamas. Doing all kinds of bizarre things while still in a sleep state. Can you imagine going to the doctor, being prescribed an antidepressant and waking up in a jail cell having killed 12 people? Or never waking up again, because you killed your mother, yourself, and over twenty other people, including children? What a tragedy, for everyone, and all for the want of a system that recognizes the dangers of these drugs and prevents, through monitoring, this kind of behavior.

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