Category Archives for "Psychiatric/Pharmaceutical Industry"

May 24, 2015

National TV News Journalist Exposes Psychopharmaceutical Industry

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Douglas Kennedy, has been a correspondent for FOX TV News for 18 years. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter for The Boston Herald, then a crime reporter for The New York Post. As a veteran TV news journalist, his live-coverage work has included, every presidential election since 1996, the Iraq War, the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, as well as Hurricane Katrina, just to name a few. His hard-core journalism has also exposed, head-on, the psycho-pharmaceutical industry in more than 25 exposes spanning the last 13 years. USA Today—the most widely read newspaper in America—did a feature article naming high-profile journalists that advocate for a cause, which included Diane Sawyer, Bob Woodruff, Anne Curry, Oprah and Douglas Kennedy. He is the tenth child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.

July 11, 2012

From Tragedy to Crusade—A Mother’s Antidepressant Warning


Maria Bradshaw lost her only child to antidepressant induced suicide in 2008. She turned her personal tragedy into a crusade to help other parents on the dangers of antidepressant drugs and is founder of CASPER – Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education and Research. She was worked closely with CCHR New Zealand ever since the tragic event and was the recipient of CCHR’s Human Rights Award 2012 for her work in raising awareness on the dangers of child drugging. She has an MBA from Auckland University.

For more information visit CCHR’s website at http://www.cchr.org

August 21, 2010

People and Power – Big Pharma Drug Money

People & Power investigates fraud and corruption running through the veins of the US pharmaceutical industry.

One of the best exposes on Big Pharma, this video exposes the rampant fraud, off-label marketing, criminal practices, fraud, and huge payouts to psychiatrists to promote their drugs. How drug companies have paid out billions of dollars in fines and topping the list is drug giant Pfizer – having recently settled civil & criminal charges resulting in $2.3 billion in fines, the biggest fraud case in U.S. history.

It exposes how Pfizer got doctors to prescribe their drugs by taking them to strip clubs and the “absolutely jaw dropping” payouts made to those “experts” paid to promote their drugs to the public. It details the huge scandal ongoing right now with antipsychotic drugs, state lawsuits, deadly side effects to children and adults and how federal investigators are now investigating claims Johnson & Johnson illegally marketed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal to children –paying “some of the most influential doctors in the field” to accomplish this.

And at the top of that heap sits none other than the [now] infamous psychiatrist Joseph Biederman, who has been “credited” with the huge increase of children prescribed psychiatry’s most powerful/dangerous drugs, antipsychotics, while receiving millions in Pharma kickbacks that he never disclosed. Biederman is shown being questioned under oath, and when asked “What rank are you?” Biederman responds, “Full Professor.” When asked “What comes after that?” Biederman, straight-faced, responds, “GOD.” Pretty much says it all. Definitely worth watching.

August 2, 2010

Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Thomas Szasz, Speaks Out Against His Own Profession

“If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.” Dr. Thomas Szasz

About Thomas Szasz

Dr. Thomas Szasz is a Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the State University of New York, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and a Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Considered by many scholars and academics to be psychiatry’s most authoritative critic, Szasz has authored more than 35 books on the subject, the first being The Myth of Mental Illness, a book which rocked the foundations of psychiatry upon its release more than 50 years ago.


Szasz on Psychiatry

On Psychiatry as a Human Rights Abuse

  • “Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse.”

  • “It’s not science. It’s politics and economics. That’s what psychiatry is: politics and economics. Behavior control, it is not science, it is not medicine.”
  • “It’s an epidemic of psychiatry that we are dealing with. We don’t have an epidemic of mental illness, we have an epidemic of psychiatry.”
  • “When will we recognize and publicly identify the medical criminals among us? Or is it the very possibility of perceiving many of our leading psychiatrists and psychiatric institutions in this way precluded by the fact that they represent the officially ‘correct’ views and practices. Is it precluded because they have the ears of our lawyers and legislators, journalists and judges? Or is it precluded because they control the vast funds, collected by the state through taxing the citizens, which finance an enterprise whose basic moral legitimacy we should call into question?”


On Child Psychiatry

  • “Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment.”
  • “I have long maintained that the child psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous enemies not only of children, but also of adults who care for the two most precious and most vulnerable things in life—children and liberty.”
  • Child psychologists and psychiatrists “rob the child of his most important possession, himself….”
  • “How can parents protect their children from the therapeutic state, that is, from the alliance of government and psychiatry? They can do so only by disabusing themselves of the idea that what ails an unhappy or misbehaving child is a mental illness, and that so-called psychiatric treatment can help him.”