Millions began parroting that SSRI’s were able to correct a chemical imbalance – journalists, newscasters, and even Hollywood celeb’s who couldn’t remember what SSRI stood for without a teleprompter.
Typically at lower doses Venlafaxine is quite sedating while above 200mg it becomes quite activating.Duloxetine for example is a slightly stronger NRI than Venlafaxine and so tends to be more activating. So other than placing Bupropion at the top you can't really decide one is more stimulating than another.Looking deeper into the court battle, the British Medical Journal reported that an anonymous source revealed that Eli Lilly had secretly tucked away their findings on Prozac induced “activation” and withheld them from the FDA.The company countered by spending 0,000 in positive publicity to deflect the charges and used an arsenal of threatening court litigations to force the BMJ to retract their statements.…By the middle of the 1990’s there were 160 similar cases against Eli Lilly – that went unreported. The FDA even gave Eli Lilly extended patent protection.In fact, reports of increased suicides among patients, written by James D.
Hagerty and distributed by the Drugs and Devices Information Line at the Harvard School of Public Health, dominated the “Letters to the Editor” section of the American Journal of Psychiatry during the fall of 1990.That’s exactly what happened with Prozac and all other psychiatric drugs. Every trial showed that it caused aggression amongst these normally calm and friendly animals, as could be seen by increased hissing and growling.When I worked for the drug giant as a young, naive chemist, Prozac (fluoxetine) was being marketed to “correct a chemical imbalance.” Sales raked in enough profit to solve world hunger for decades to come. Plus, is Prozac going to be better than Mountain Dew and Oatmeal Cream Pies when it comes to taking the edge off a depressing day? Heck, does it beat a thickly rolled joint from a Volkswagen-loving hippie? My college roommates were pretty damn happy taking those drugs and nobody called ‘em a “breakthrough,” just awesome…Why would we need “Prozac? When the animals were taken off of the drug, they returned to their usual friendly behavior. But a loophole was devised to help get more positive results.And all that money pays for the lipstick and rouge required to keep the the Big Pharma show in business, invisibly.It will only stop once we start saying no to prescription drugs.Like channels carrying water from one crop to the next, our most vulnerable and important citizens are are being doped-up on meds via federal drug programs as a means of channelling tax dollars from the government to Big Pharma.