Friday, December 15, 2006

Panel Wants Broader Antidepressant Labeling - New York Times

When it comes to people dying, saying "I told you so," doesn't give one much consolation. How many people have died since 1991 when an FDA panel decided that antidepressants were completely safe?

But one should recognize progress when it occurs. So let's acknowledge the FDA Panel that has recommended that the warning of increased suicide risk on anti-depressants be extended to include anyone up to the age of 25: Panel Wants Broader Antidepressant Labeling.

Of course one does have to ask: So when someone hits their 25th birthday what happens to suddenly make them immune to the suicidal effects of anti-depressants? I suppose the drugs suddenly realize that this person is too old for that particular side-effect? Or are we just going to have to wait another 15 years before these killer drugs are banned completely?

Sunday, December 03, 2006

They're at it again

You really have to stay awake in this country if you want to retain your civil and human rights. Read this story so you stay informed: Federal government launches marketing campaign for psychiatric industry

Nice to see a celebrity refusing to bad-mouth others

The press is always ready to yell about one celebrity saying something nasty about another so it's nice to hear about a celeb who refuses to bad-mouth her peers: Hilton quits Billboard awards over jokes.

Good manners go a long way and it's about time the news media started learning that.