- SWEDEN, February 16, 2006 - Strattera is a failed
antidepressant, which Eli Lilly didn't succeed to get
approved. It was recycled and used as an "ADHD
medication", and marketed as the first "non stimulant
medication for ADHD". As many parents, despite all
published lies about the "benefits" of stimulants like
Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall, don't want to give
dangerous narcotic drugs to their kids, Lilly saw the
chance to get a good market share for Strattera.
But miracle drugs can fast turn into disasters - as
proven through the whole psychiatric history.
In April 2005 the European Agency for the Evaluation of
Medicinal Products (EMEA) issued warnings that Strattera
could give " hostility and emotional lability" in
children and in September 2005 a Black Box Warning for
suicide risk was issued for Strattera.
When the truth about the actual risks was revealed,
spontaneous reports also started to come in: In one
month (23 September 2005 - 25 October 2005) 130 cases of
suicidal and self-injurious behaviour were reported!
This should be compared to the 301 cases reported in the
period November 2002 - September 2005 - in 3 years. This
means that 30 percent of all reports of suicidality were
received in one month!
This information is revealed in a not released
discussion paper from 9 December 2005, written by the
British MHRA and sent to the Swedish MPA. The
information is gotten as a result of FOIA-requests, and
released by court order.
The main part of the information is classified - as
suicide risk and other serious harmful effects of
psychiatric drugs still are seen as "trade secrets" by
the medical authorities. But the 130 new cases are now
publicly known and can never be hidden again!
In addition to the suicides and suicide attempts
reported, the paper from the MHRA also tells about 766
spontaneous reports of cardiac disorders and 172 reports
of liver injury.
All information about the harmful effects of this
psychiatric drug should now be made public by the
medical authorities and an impartial evaluation of the
data should be done. Psychiatrist should no longer be
allowed to prescribe poisonous drugs to normal children;
children who do not have any objective abnormality but
whose behaviour are deemed inappropriate.
writer from Sweden - investigating psychiatry