The Nature of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Now there is a lot of talk about conspiracy theories and doctors suppressing therapies and the FDA suppressing therapies, but whether or not there is a conspiracy is a moot point. There doesn't have to be a conspiracy. We have capitalism, a system in which every person has the right to grow up and make money. Every major corporation has the right to make as much money as possible, and for some reason, major corporations get more welfare than little corporations.
"There is no rational science behind what they think is the cause of these symptoms. The medications that are being given to people are, without exception, introducing chemicals that are altering the brain in ways which can be damaging. I'll go a step farther, that in the absence of a proven chemical imbalance for which the medication is, quote, 're-balancing or fixing', the medications are in fact toxic." --Dr. Grace Jackson
Mrs. Marcus asked her reluctant husband to come to therapy with her. He had been taking Prozac for several months and considered himself a kind of poster boy for the drug. He often told his friends and acquitances how much it helped him and on one occasion had participated in a radio show with his psychiatrist to promote the drug.
As soon as he sat down in my office, it was obvious that Mr. Marcus was emotionally blunted and remote. He showed little expression and his voice lacked timbre [A sound of distinct pitch and quality: tonality, tone].
As an organic chemist with a major pharmaceutical company, he was on a good salary, developing a new generation of drugs by synthesising molecules found in nature. But Hamilton was never convinced that man could improve on nature, and instead was becoming more and more fascinated by the potential healing power of the mind. So, inspired by his body's ability to withstand heat during fire-walking, he began a quest to investigate the mysteries of the mind-body connection.
“It is more difficult to withdraw people from benzodiazepines than it is from heroin. With heroin usually the withdrawal is over within a week or so. Some of the tranquilizer groups can document people who have symptoms 10 years after stopping.” –Professor M. Lader, Psycho-pharmacology, Kings College, London.
“The benzodiazepines are probably the most addictive drugs ever created and the vast army of enthusiastic doctors who prescribed these drugs by the tonne have created the world’s largest drug addiction problem.” –Dr. Vernon Coleman.