January 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

National Center for Health Research: The Voice For Prevention, Treatment, and Policy

Wendy Dolin, (founder) was asked to participate in the June 2014 National Center For Health Research Conference in Washington, DC. The objective for this workshop (which was led by 10 patient and consumer advocates) is to learn about the scientific evidence perspectives that the FDA then considers when making decisions to approve or recall a medical product. Wendy Dolin was one of the participants on this panel.

Below are some excerpts from an article summarizing the conference, with MISSD founder Wendy Dolin featured in one of the photos:

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November 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

New Bill Mandates Independent Review of Veterans’ Suicide-Prevention Programs

View the full article here.

October 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Chantix Video Presented At FDA Advisory Committee

Pfizer has recently presented Chantix to the FDA in efforts to remove the black box warning (although side effects of this drug are very serious and have lead to suicidal behavior). Chantix did NOT lose the black box warning, but here is a powerful video discussing some of the side effects of this drug.

September 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Small study investigates how brain cells react differently to SSRI’s.

“Experts said the hope is to eventually be able to predict which people with depression are likely to benefit from a drug — and which people would fare better with a different option.”

-Norton, A.; HealthDay News 9/18/2014

View the full article here.

August 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

MISSD Supports Suicide Prevention at the 2014 Out of the Darkness Walk

September marks Suicide Awareness Month and the MISSD Team will once again be participating in the Out of the Darkness Chicago Walk, put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)! The walk will take place at Grant Park on Saturday, September 20th, 2014!  We are looking forward to raising more awareness about our organization and supporting other suicide prevention related organizations.  For more information about this walk, you can visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2579.

June 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

MISSD Founder featured on NBC Chicago!

On May 27, 2014, MISSD founder Wendy Dolin was featured on NBC Chicago, discussing akathisia and generic drugs:

You can find the expanded story here.

January 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Drug Treatments for Vets Doing More Harm Than Good

Another video from Fox News reported Douglas Kennedy discussing the over-medicating of returning war vets.

January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

“SSRI-Induced extrapyramidal side-effects and akathisia: implications for treatment” by Roger M. Lane

An early article by Roger M. Lane highlighting akathisia.

Available here.

 

October 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

“SSRI-Induced Akathisia’s Link To Suicide and Violence” by Evelyn Pringle

In the journal A Bitter Pill, Evelyn Pringle, an investigative journalist and a columnist for independent media and television reports the connection between akathisia and suicide.  As the article states, “Akathisia is up to 6 times more likely to trigger a suicide than any form of depression caused by life’s circumstances alone.”

October 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

“Why Are Suicides Climbing in the Military? Let’s Look at the Drugs Being Prescribed”

Martha Rosenberg, author of Born With a Junk Food Deficiency and speaker at the inaugural MISSD event, is concerned about the over-medication of the troops and suicide.

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