Scandal! Drug Company Hid Suicide Reports?!

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

By now, nothing the drug companies do should surprise me.

But every time I think they’ve sunk to a new low, they break out a shovel, start digging, and sink some more.

For years, Big Pharma has been telling us that prescription antidepressants don’t cause suicides.

But one major drug company reportedly went to great lengths to conceal the truth… and the results have been deadly.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans taking antidepressants now, this is a story – and a warning – that you need to hear.

Sometimes it takes a lawsuit to uncover the truth.

A recent suit was filed against GlaxoSmithKline by a woman whose husband committed suicide after he started taking an antidepressant (Paxil).

For many years, Paxil was marketed for suicide prevention, because it helps with depression (and not much, by the way).

But that was based on GlaxoSmithKline’s own studies – studies that hid a much, much darker side to Paxil.

The original study, published by GlaxoSmithKline, reported a low suicide rate, but that was because they did some funny accounting.

GlaxoSmithKline took some of the suicides from the Paxil group and attributed them to the placebo group instead.

I’m sure that was just an accident, right? A harmless accident that happened to make Paxil look safer than it is.

Of course, when you fix this error, guess what you find?

People are 6.7 times more likely to commit suicide on Paxil!

That means that GlaxoSmithKline was dramatically underestimating the suicide rate (again, probably an accident, right?) and they had to add a warning to Paxil’s label.

None of this would have mattered to the FDA, though. They would have still approved this drug anyway.

Although, in a minor victory, all antidepressants now come with a black-box warning about the risk of suicide – especially in younger patients.

All this, in my opinion, is a waste. There are much better ways to treat depression than using drugs.

Dr. Scott’s Plan to Reduce Depression:

  • Studies suggest that inflammation may be at the root of depression. Reduce inflammation by taking fish oil, and herbs like curcumin.
  • Exercise is one of the best proven ways to decrease both anxiety and depression. Find a way to get out and exercise every day.
  • Brain herbs, like St. Joh’s wort, and amino acids 5-HTP have been shown to help with depressed moods.
  • Many studies tie poor sleep to depression. If you are having problems sleeping, try using calming herbs, the amino acid theanine, and melatonin.

Health and Happiness,

Scott Olson

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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