Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pentagon Refuses to Stop Using Anti-Psychotic Seroquel on Troops for Insomnia Despite Expert Warnings

photo credit & a good article worth reading link to - how the hell should i know blog
If there was not already enough evidence of the corruption involved in the marketing and use of the dangerous anti-psychotic drug Seroquel off label as a sleep aid...we only need to look no further than the Pentagon & our government...and we have to wonder why the DOJ gave AstraZeneca a "get out of jail free card" over their well documented illegal activities and crimes...??


From the AllGov web site

Pentagon Refuses to Stop Using Seroquel on Troops Despite Expert Warnings

Friday, September 30, 2011
Pentagon Refuses to Stop Using Seroquel on Troops Despite Expert Warnings
The U.S military is refusing to stop prescribing Seroquel, a powerful antipsychotic, to treat insomnia in troops fighting overseas, even though a panel of experts has recommended it do so.
Medical officials in the Department of Defense have approved low doses (25 milligrams) of the drug to treat sleep disorders.
Seroquel has been linked to adverse effects, including heart failure.
Several months ago, the Defense Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any drugs in the class known as atypical antipsychotics, which includes Seroquel, for treatment of insomnia. The committee also has urged the military to use less dangerous drugs to treat insomnia.
Additionally, the Defense Health Board, a federal advisory group that advises the secretary of defense, recommended in August that the Pentagon review its current guidelines on the use of non-FDA-approved drugs, including Seroquel.
Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) has proved so profitable for its manufacturer, AstraZeneca, that over the last two years the company has paid more than $600 million to settle accusations of unlawful marketing and hiding side effects and safety information related to the drug.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
Doctors Alarmed by Military’s Use of Mind Drugs on Troops (by David Wallechinsky, AllGov)

1 comment:

  1. I guess part of the contract between a soldier and the U.S. Army is let us turn you into a psychotic PTSD victim from a battlefield experience resulting from our ineptness to manage what's going on out there regarding your safety, but then allow us to treat you with Seroquel a proven poison P.E.T.A. objects to testing on lab rats.

    If the enemy didn't kill you, Seroquel will surely finish your life off in due time.


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