Originally published August 8 2004
Pharmaceutical companies and the FDA continue to suppress negative information about antidepressant drugs and violent behavior
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
As evidence continues to emerge about the correlation between antidepressant drugs and violent behavior, including suicides, new facts are emerging about how the FDA has attempted to cover up this information and prevent the public from learning about it. There's new scrutiny these days as we are learning that the FDA attempted to block an employee from revealing his findings of the correlation between antidepressants and suicidal tendencies. That occurred in February of 2004. Even beyond that, the FDA has worked in many ways to delay taking action on this issue. Instead of declaring that antidepressant drugs are dangerous and removing them from the market, they have kicked the issue to outside agencies in a thinly-veiled effort to delay action while "seeking outside independent analysis" of the clinical trial data. Pharmaceutical companies, for their part, also hid this information from the FDA for many years. As we know now, pharmaceutical companies can conduct any number clinical trials, and then pick and choose which trial results they want to forward to the FDA.
So we have a two-stage cover up that is now beginning to unfold. First, we have the pharmaceutical companies, the makers of antidepressant drugs, who are covering up the negative clinical data by burying it and refusing to forward it to the FDA, and then, in stage two, we have the FDA attempting to make sure the public doesn't find out about these links by pressuring staffers who have conducted reviews of the clinical data and were about to step forward and warn the public about these horrifying links between prescription drugs and violent behavior.
In any other industry, this would be considered criminal activity. It would immediately be investigated by the FBI or perhaps the GAO. There would be national headlines and congressional investigations. People would go to jail for this kind of activity, especially when it involves compromising the health of tens of millions of Americans. And yet, somehow, amazingly, all of this gets overlooked in today's political climate, where pharmaceutical drugs are assumed to be perfectly safe regardless of how many people are killed by them.
The pharmaceutical industry, in cooperation with the FDA, is committing chemical genocide on the United States population. It is manufacturing drugs that harm and actually kill millions of people each year around the world. It is distorting the science on those drugs, it is intentionally concealing information that might show those drugs to be dangerous, and it is doing all of this for nothing more than pure greed. I have no doubt that as the truth about antidepressant drugs finally sees the light of day, the American public is going to be horrified by what they find. Antidepressants are fraudulently conceived, fraudulently marketed, and have absolutely no place in the life of a healthy human being.
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