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Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy      By Robert Carter/July 11, 2024      How did Big Pharma become that Big?      You can thank the man who makes it possible for you to ice skate in mid-town Manhattan. John D. Rockefeller.      Once the U. S. government had begun to break up his oil holdings in the early 1900’s because they had become too much of a monopoly, Rockefeller started looking around for another unconscionably profitable business venture. The Supreme Court had also just found him guilty of illegal business practices and racketeering.      His oil companies had made him the richest man in the world and America’s first billionaire, but he now needed to replace his staggering income with something else. Preferably something made from petrochemicals, a by-product of his remaining oil holdings.      “Ah,” he thought. “Drugs!”      Although he himself knew the benefits of natural remedies – like most Americans in the nineteenth century, his family had thrived on homeopathy and natural remedies – he discovered that vitamins and other natural elements could not be patented. No money there.  But drugs could be. Big money there. He set out to take over that industry.       He started “investing” in medical schools. $550,000,000 right off the bat to the most prominentmedical schools, like the University of Chicago and Yale, but with the provision that they “teach” only allopathic, pharmaceutical based medicine. No natural cures here, please.      Meanwhile, what was to become the FDA was then evolving from the Bureau of Chemistry, an early consumer rights organization that had become an agency that protected chemical companies from being sued because there was now a legal “plausible deniability” factor for any culpability for the harmful effects of chemicals. That early protection transferred to pharmaceutical companies — with the U. S. Government’s sanction – and that protection has remained in place for drug companies until only the last few years.      Since its lifting, large, billion dollar penalties have finally been leveled against Big Pharma. Somebody is apparently waking up.      In the early twentieth century Rockefeller – with his profit greedy pal, Andrew Carnegie — then set out to further remove the medical field from any involvement with natural remedies by hiring Abraham Flexner to tour medical schools and “evaluate” the treatments they taught. His 1910 Flexner Report helped persuade lawmakers to enact legislation that would license only physicians trained in patented, chemical based pharmacology, and in surgery.      No “Take two Vitamin C and call me in the morning” advice from our practitioners,thank you very much. The “drug and cut” foundation of American medical practice was born.      Thus the Medical Mafia was born: the AMA, the FDA and Big Pharma. And that, boys and girls, is how Big Pharma has become so big. And that’s why you’re worth more to them sick or crazy. All of Big Pharma’s synthetic, lucratively patentable drugs now prescribed by allopathic doctors are not designed to cure your physical or mental ills. They’re designed to make Big Pharma money.      John D. was not unskilled in greed or in creating monopolies, you know. There’s another even spookier tale about Rockefeller’s investment in the German  pharmaceutical giant I. G. Farben, which helped put Hitler into power and used his concentration camps to experiment on the innocent with their hideous drugs.      But that’s another story. Comments are moderated. You must be logged in to comment. Please keep it civil 

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Michigan Psych Patients Committed Involuntarily for Medicaid Profits

Michigan Psych Patients Committed Involuntarily for Medicaid Profits Robert Carter/July 12, 2024 February 2024 Michigan resident Bri Jackson was involuntary detained in the psychiatric ward of Pontiac General Hospital for nine days after she had innocently tried to get her prescription for anti-depressants filled. Reporter Heather Catallo of WXYZ TV conducted the investigation into Bri Jackson’s case and in doing so turned up seven other official complaints of similar involuntary incarceration at local psychiatric facilities under the watch of psychiatrist Dr. Nagy Kheir. Bri has a law degree, but after losing her job and her health insurance, she was approved for Medicare coverage in the fall of 2023. She went to her regular physician to update her prescription for her depression now that she could afford it again — but he said she needed to go to the ER of Ascension Providence Hospital and have the psychiatrist at their psych unit write her prescription renewal. Once she arrived at the ER psych unit, Bri was never able to see a psychiatrist, she was not allowed to make any phone calls to her relatives, and she was told she could not leave. This went on for three days. She told them that she felt sad, but the Petition for Mental Health Treatment – a legal form used to involuntarily commit someone — diagnosed her with “suicidal ideation.” She told them she was definitely not suicidal, just depressed. The Clinical Certificate that was also filled out then listed her condition as “Psychosis” and was signed by a psychiatric doctor there, who may have only been an intern and who she never saw. Next she was involuntarily transferred to the psychiatric ward at Pontiac General Hospital and told to sign a form that would legally permit her to be voluntarily committed. She was threatened that they would submit the Petition and Certificate they had to the court to involuntarily commit her if she didn’t “sign in” voluntarily. She did. Nine days and $9700.00 of Medicare payments to to the hospital later, she was released. She had been told she was being treated for “depression” while she was there, but her release paperwork listed her condition as “Bipolar.” It was signed by Dr. Kheir, apparently to conform to the diagnosis necessary to receive the Medicare payments. Until this KXYZ TV story broke, Dr. Kheir was the head psychiatrist at the hospital, but he resigned after Heather Catallo had started her investigation. Among other things, she discovered that since 2017 Pontiac General through the Oakland Community Health Network had received almost $25,000,000 in Medicare payments for mental health services there. That included more than $6,700,000 for “Bipolar Diagnosis” patients and more than $14,000,000 for patients with a “Psychosis” diagnosis. She also discovered a file of Certificates pre-signed by Dr. Kheir to expedite the process of what would often become an involuntary commitment of a pateint. Seven complaints against Dr. Kheir from similarly coerced patients had been formally filed since 2013 and reviewed by a local board of psychiatrists, but they declined to pursue any further investigation or to issue any penalties for all but one of the complaints. In 2021 a Michigan state Administrative Law Judge ruled that Dr. Kheir did violate the public health code for failing to spend more than ten minutes with one other patient for his diagnosis. The use of the court system, or the threat of using it, to involuntarily commit a patient, inaccurately diagnosis them with a severe enough condition to qualify for Medicare payments, and possibly also prescribe them psychotropic medications they do not need is probably not unique to this Pontiac Michigan institution. The damage done to an individual through a process such as this, which is also an utter violation of their civil rights, is one more psych crime that too often remains under normal investigatory radar because its victims have become too frightened – understandably – to speak up. Bri Jackson’s case is one more example of “prescriptions for profit,” in this case paid for by the U.S. taxpayer at a rate of $880 to $990 per day by Medicare. Comments are moderated. You must be logged in to comment. Please keep it civil

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Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal

Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal      By Robert Carter/July 11, 2024      Michael Moore, director of Bowling for Columbine, suspected it.      The Canadian government, in its 1975 study researching the effects of psychiatric drugs on prisoners, discovered it.      Even the American F.D.A. knows it from their recent studies.      Psychiatric drugs breed violence.      Either while you’re on them or while you’re coming off them. How much more “caffeine” news on this subject does the general public need to wake up to the menace of psychiatric drugs and to understand that it is not guns that are the problem with mass killings, it is guns in the hands of psychotically medicated individuals?      Sure. People can get pretty antsy going through the withdrawal when they’ve stopped smoking those Marlboros, but they never drown five members of their family in the bathtub because of it. Like Andrea Yates did. She was on the anti-depressant Effexor.      They didn’t shoot and kill their grandparents before going to their school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and kill seven students and a teacher and wound seven more…as well as kill himself. Like sixteen year old Jeff Weise did. He was on Prozac.       They didn’t kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-six others at Columbine High School before he too killed himself. Like eighteen year old Eric Harris did. He was on the anti-depressant Luvox.      The list goes on and on.      Sixteen year old Luke Woodham stabbed his mother to death and then went to his high school and shot nine people, killing two and wounding seven others. He was on Prozac.      Fourteen year old Michael Carneal opened fire on students in a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky, killing three and wounding five others. He was on Ritalin.      Fifteen year old Kip Kinkel of Springfield, Oregon, murdered his parents and then went to his high school where he killed two students and wounded twenty-two others. He was on Prozac and Ritalin.      Twenty-seven year old Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed five people and wounded sixteen others at Northern Illinois University before killing himself. He had been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien.      The list truly does go on and on.      Unfortunately, many youth who are on these evil medications are teenagers whose parents approved their being given these prescriptions. Some people estimate that seventy-five percent of those who have “gone postal” in our country have been on or are just coming off psychiatric drugs. It’s no wonder. That 1975 Canadian study discovered that “violent, aggressive incidents occurred significantly more frequently in inmates who were on psychotropic medication than when those inmates were not on psychotropic drugs.”      That F.D.A. study found that thirty-one “suspect” drugs accounted for 1,527 of the 1,937 case reports of violence in their database from the period 2004 to 2009. Of that total, 387 cases were homicides, 404 were physical assaults, 896 were cases of homicidal ideation and 223 were “violence related symptoms.” That’s almost eighty percent of all severely violent episodes caused by drugs.  Antidepressants were responsible for 572 of those case reports of violence toward others. Three ADHD drugs were responsible for 108 of the violent acts. That’s forty-five percent of all of the violent acts studied caused by those who were on psychiatric medication.      Following his extensive research into the Columbine tragedy, film maker Michael Moore said:      “In Bowling for Columbine, we never really came up with the answer of why this happened. I think we did a good job of exposing that all the reasons that were given were a bunch of B.S.      And none of it really made any sense. That’s why I believe there should be an investigation in terms of what…prescribed pharmaceuticals these kids were on…”“It just would be shocking…to the millions of parents who prescribe this for their kids if it was finally explained to them, if this is the case, that this perhaps occurred for no other reason other than because of these prescriptions.”      It is time for that investigation.      Ask your congressmen to start it. Comments are moderated. You must be logged in to comment. Please keep it civil 

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Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News Home Caffeine Blog Psychiatric Drugs and Going Postal You’re Worth More Sick or Crazy than Healthy Youth Suicides After Rx Free Books, DVDs, etc Order form Other Resources Latest News Youth Suicides After Rx      By Robert Carter/July 11, 2024      The psychiatrist’s office was typical. Tattered copies of Redbook, Sports Illustrated and Highlights lay in disorder on the coffee table. An already worn copy of today’s local paper, separated into sections, was mixed in with the magazines.      Twelve year old Candace Downing and her mother sat with their knees together, their backs straight against the thin padding of the hard chair backs. They were nervous. Candace was a bubbly child, popular with her peers at school. She was also an honor student, and her mother and father were proud of her and loved to tell their friends how well she was doing. A bit of an overachiever, though, Candace had recently started freezing up before exams in school and she was now failing some classes.      Her mother was worried. She wanted to help her daughter. The appointment lasted fifteen minutes. Mrs. Downing left with a prescription for Zoloft and a three word diagnosis. Her daughter had “generalized anxiety disorder,” she was told. Soon the doctor raised Candace’s dose of the anti-depressant.      Within a few months Candace had hung herself from the valance over her bed. An hour earlier she had been sitting happily in her father’s lap watching Animal Planet. Stories of the death of a child due to psychiatric medication have become increasingly common.      Thirteen year old Matthew Miller hung himself inside his bedroom closet seven days after taking an antidepressant.      Ten year old Raymond Perrone hung himself in a garage during a house warming party four months after being prescribed stimulant drugs for being “hyperactive.”      Eighteen year old Matthew drove to the top of a bridge, parked his truck and jumped to his death eight weeks after starting the antidepressant Lexapro.      Fourteen year old Daniel Erlich hung himself while undergoing sudden withdrawal trying to get himself off the prescribed amphetamine-like drugs.      Twelve year old Kara Fuller-Otter killed herself while suffering withdrawal trying to get herself off an anti-depressant. She hadn’t liked how it made her feel.      Fourteen year old Kevin Neil Rider shot himself while suffering withdrawal as he tried to get himself off an antidepressant.      The list goes on and on. Suicides from youngsters on anti-depressants. Suicides from youngsters trying to get themselves off anti-depressants.      These children may not have even been suicidal before they were prescribed these anti-depressants. After all, suicidal ideation is only a “side effect” of these meds, per their black box warnings and the caveats noted in the tv ads for the medication.      Today, when a mother takes her young child to the pediatrician for a routine checkup, the child is given a form to fill out that asks if there are moments of anger, sadness, lethargy, hyperactivity that he or she has been experiencing. What seven year old has the maturity to realize those moments are fleeting and pretty normal for someone that age?      That form, though, is the entry point on a road to prescription medication that can result in the suicides like the ones listed above.      That form is not an indicator of the health industry’s concern for the well being of a child. It is a marketing tool used by Big Pharma and psychiatry to reel in new customers. A seven year old is the ideal consumer of these dangerous drugs, of course, because he or she may not answer those questions maturely enough to avoid being prescribed medication. No mother wants her child to suffer from any “mood difficulties” that the counselor – who she is then advised to take hr child to — is about to tell her can be alleviated by a little white pill.      Big Pharma spent $55 million on tv advertising for medications in 2020 and another $20 million or so on other marketing tools like the forms mothers innocently allow their children to fill out at the pediatrician’s. Informed consent law means a child does not have to fill those forms out, but Big Pharma is banking on the ignorance of most mothers – and many medical office staff, as well — about informed consent law.      Consequently between 8 and 12 percent of youth today are taking some form of anti- depressants. Today suicide is the second most frequent cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 24 years of age, and that horrible statistic reflects a 62% increase in suicides for that age group during the last twenty years.      But of course, per Big Pharma, that’s just a “side effect” of the immense  profit pharmaceutical companies make with these medications. Along with banks and oil companies, they are the most profitable businesses on the planet. Comments are moderated. You must be logged in to comment. Please keep it civil 

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