This is amazing news. The British Medical Association gave first place to a book that is scathingly critical of the health care system. Things are definitely changing in the right direction. There is evidence of this often now even while there is plenty of reason to still be very concerned as psychiatry continues to harm. See: The tide is turning…yes, psychiatry must face reality
Thanks to CEP (Counsel for Evidence Based Psychiatry) for sharing this info:
Professor Peter Gøtzsche has won first prize in the 2014 BMA book awards in the Basis of Medicine Category with his most recent book, ‘Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare’, published by Radcliffe Publishing. Peter is Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and a member of CEP.
The BMA reviewer commented as follows:
‘I would say that this book should be compulsory reading for medical students and junior doctors to make them aware of these issues… (read more at CEP.UK)
I’ve shared information about Peter Gøtzsche’s work before. I will share this wonderful video from Open Paradigm Project again now.
It’s a very excellent and damning interview that was also heartbreaking (all over again) for me to listen to at the time. I’ve seen more harm and pain and suffering caused by these drugs both in myself and in the 1000s of people who have chosen to share their experience with me. We need to stop this genocide.
Open Paradigm Project interview with Peter Gøtzsche on the topic of his recently-released book Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare
This video was made possible by Mad in America
October is: Iatrogenic illness month — Medically induced illness: iatrogenic injury
Statistics for iatrogenic injury: Iatrogenic Disease: The 3rd Most Fatal Disease in the USA
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. Do not assume your MD will know how to do it either. They are generally not trained in discontiuation. They don’t always understand that they don’t know how to help either. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up