News for Colorado

Planned Parenthood Shooter’s Complaint Of “Chemical Lobotomy” At State Psychiatric Institute Has A Basis In Fact

Admitted Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. has complained during his court appearances about the “chemical lobotomy” he is receiving from the antipsychotic drugs being forcibly administered to him at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP).

Harvard-trained psychiatrist Peter Breggin, M.D., shares this view of antipsychotic drugs.

Breggin, who has testified as an expert witness in court cases about the dangerous side effects of mind-altering psychotropic drugs, writes in his article, “Making Americans into Zombies”:

“The antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal, Zyprexa, Abilify, Geodon and Seroquel have their clinical impact by causing severe impairment of the frontal lobes [of the brain] – the highest mental centers.  They cause actual chemical lobotomies.”

The frontal lobe is the part of the brain used to control important cognitive functions, such as emotions, judgment, problem solving, memory, and language.   By impairing these mental functions, antipsychotic drugs can cause a person to become zombie-like – a chemically induced state similar to the result of a surgical lobotomy, in which nerves are cut in the frontal lobes, causing irreversible brain damage, as psychiatric “treatment.”

Dear has admitted to the November 2015 shooting rampage that left three people dead and nine wounded at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.  But a judge ruled Dear was incompetent to proceed to trial and committed him to CMHIP to be restored to competency.

Based on the testimony of a CMHIP psychiatrist that drugging Dear with antipsychotic drugs was likely to improve the prospects for his return to competency, a judge approved the forced administration of three antipsychotic drugs: Zyprexa, Abilify and Haldol.  The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld that ruling on January 5.

In the world of drug-pushing psychiatry, severely impairing important cognitive functions of the brain with antipsychotic drugs is viewed as a means to making someone more rational.

Psychiatrist Breggin says :  “Antipsychotics are just lobotomizing drugs.”

WARNING:  Anyone wishing to discontinue or to change the dose of a psychiatric drug is cautioned to do so only under the supervision of a competent medical doctor because of potentially dangerous, even life-threatening mental and physical withdrawal symptoms.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by psychiatric drugs, we want to talk with you.  You can contact us by clicking here or by calling 303-789-5225.  All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.

News for Wyoming

Top 10 Wyoming Medicaid Prescribers Wrote Prescriptions Totaling $5 Million on Six Antipsychotic Drugs in 2008 and 2009

U.S. Senator Requests List in Probe of Rising Medicaid Costs

Wyoming’s top 10 Medicaid prescribers of drugs at the center of a U.S. senator’s probe into fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid system wrote prescriptions on six antipsychotic drugs totaling $5 million in 2008 and 2009.

The Wyoming Department of Health compiled the data in response to a request from U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees Medicaid and Medicare.

In April the senator requested 2008 and 2009 data from all 50 state Medicaid agencies on the top 10 Medicaid prescribers for each of six antipsychotic and two narcotic drugs in an effort to identify “outlier” doctors who have prescribed certain drugs in much greater quantities than other doctors.

“The overutilization of prescription drugs, whether through drug abuse or outright fraud, plays a significant role in the rising cost of our health care system,” Grassley wrote.

The most glaring example, cited by Grassley in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was a Florida doctor who wrote 96,685 prescriptions for psychiatric drugs in 21 months, with the cost billed to the state’s Medicaid program.

Because Wyoming’s top Medicaid antipsychotic prescribers are not identified by name in the Department of Health data, it is not possible to track any financial ties they might have with the pharmaceutical companies that make these drugs.  Such ties could lead to a higher use of the drugs and a higher cost to the Medicaid program without benefiting patients.

General News

Increased Blood Clot Risk with Antipsychotic Drugs

Scientists in the UK believe that antipsychotic drugs raise the risks of dangerous blood clots

This risk had already been spotted by some scientists and seems now to be confirmed by a new study. Almost 16,000 people suffered a deep vein thrombosis (formation of a blood clot in a deep vein) and 9,000 people suffered a clot in the lung.

Study subjects taking newer “atypical” antipsychotics had a 73% higher chance of developing a clot, reports BBC News.

Other studies have already revealed a higher stroke risk among patients taking antipsychotics.

For more information on psychiatric drugs, visit CCHR’s Psychiatric Drug Side Effects search engine.


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