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Originally published January 30 2004

Antipsychotic drugs may cause diabetes, but the FDA still allows their sale

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

Some prescription drugs are so dangerous that even health related industry groups feel compelled to speak out against the drugs in order to protect the health of patients. In this case, a joint report by the American Diabetes Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the North American Association for the study of Obesity complained that an entire class of antipsychotic drugs increases the risk of diabetes. Or, but briefly, take the drugs for your head, and lose your pancreas.

A manufacturer of one of these drugs said basically this isn't news: these side effects are well known in the medical community, they explain. If they are well known, why are these drugs still allowed to be prescribed? You already know the answer: they are profitable, and the FDA protects and promotes profitable drugs, regardless of their negative health consequences.

To have four industry groups actually speak out against a class of prescription drugs is exceedingly rare, and it is indicative of the high degree of threat to the good health of patients posed by these drugs.


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