Health & Social Care
Can you ever cure autism?By Sally Beck
“Nina started educating herself about the biomeds. And within a few days of giving them enzymes which help digest wheat and dairy, they were sleeping better and, miraculously, began speaking…“
Autism Research by Prof. Sir Michael Rutter
• No convincing evidence that basic deficits of autism are regularly relieved by any form of psychotropic medicine
• No convincing evidence of any neurochemical abnormality specifically associated with autism
Lack of response to neuroleptics leads to why does autism differ from most other psychiatric disorders in showing no substantial response to neuroleptics?
(There appears to be no useful response – rather than merely the frequently found adverse effects – NDI).
AstraZeneca Seroquel Studies Buried, Papers Show
By Jef Feeley and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg, Feb. 27, 2009
AstraZeneca Plc buried unfavorable studies on its antipsychotic drug Seroquel, according to an internal e-mail unsealed as part of litigation over the medicine.
The drugmaker failed to publicize results of at least three clinical trials of Seroquel and engaged in cherry picking of data from one of those studies… The London-based company faces about 9,000 lawsuits.
Warning boosted on Seroquel label
By Miriam Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 26, 2009
ORLANDO – AstraZeneca P.L.C. made information about health risks of its antipsychotic drug Seroquel more prominent on the drug’s label last month at the request of the government, a company lawyer said here today.
The information about the label change surfaced at a federal court hearing on whether the London drug company would have to release documents from lawsuits filed by about 15,000 patients who say that taking Seroquel led them to gain weight and triggered diabetes.
Letters to the Editor.
A.S. says Fluoxetine ineffective
Feb 23, Autism Speaks Report, Fluoxetine ineffective in reducing repetitive behaviors in the young.
Crazy adverts for crazy products
Feb 20, A look at some major medication, the ads they use, and the side-effects they have. Article at Bonkers Institute.
America Approves Antipsychotic Drug for Teens
23 AUG 07: In case you missed it. After 16 year old Amber Riskey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed Risperdal about two years ago, she gained 45 pounds in three months and felt nauseated and tired.