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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Managed care receives blame for overmedications

[the following is reprinted from the Houston Chronicle] Therapists just use drugs to treat patients, some say By MARK SMITH Copyright© 1997 Houston Chronicle The emergence of managed mental health care is adding fuel to a long-simmering debate over the place of medication in psychiatric treatment. Some psychiatrists charge that health maintenance organizations and other […]

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Jury Awards $11.9 Million in Paxil Suicide Case

Peter R. Breggin MD is the Psychiatric Expert In one of the largest awards of its kind in an antidepressant-related suicide case, on September 15, 2016, a jury awarded $11.9 million to the family of Mumun Barbaros who killed himself in jail after a psychiatrist restarted him on Paxil (paroxetine). The defendant was PrimeCare and […]

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