Cymbalta Leads To More Suicides Than Eli Lilly And The FDA Disclose
It is very common nowadays to advertise medications of all types on television, and with all the side effects that lead to death; and this is mentioned in a very nonchalant way, while you watch TV. Depression is no piece of cake. I have been looking at SAM-e along with other supplement combination online, and it seems to help some people.
The worst thing is quitting an antidepressant cold turkey; even supervised weaning it sucks the life out of you and all your family. Mood swings are worse than being tied upside down while getting whiplashed. Here are some clips I picked from this article. Emphasis mine:
Cymbalta – known generically as Duloxetine – was approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat depression and peripheral neuropathy. By the end of that year, Cymbalta sales topped $61.3 million. At some point—the date is undisclosed—Eli Lilly began testing Duloxetine under the brand name Yentreve as a treatment for urinary incontinence. In 2004, Traci Johnson, a healthy 19-year-old college student volunteer enrolled in a Cymbalta/Yentreve trial hung herself by a scarf from a shower rod in Lilly’s Indianapolis, IN laboratory while withdrawing from the drug. Johnson had not been diagnosed with depression, and had been screened for mental health issues prior to being accepted into the trial.
NOTE: Please don’t enroll in any rat experiment unless you’re full aware of the possible consequences. It is quite stupid to die due to a rat-type experiment.
Again, emphasis mine:
The publicity surrounding the Johnson suicide raised concerns among researchers and physicians about Cymbalta’s safety. Some went to the FDA looking for answers, but the agency was silent. The FDA said that the data from the clinical trials in question represented a “trade secret” that could not be released as Yentreve was never approved. This might be a perfectly acceptable reason for drug not on the market, but Eli Lilly was conducting these clinical trials to gain approval for new uses of Duloxetine. Meanwhile, millions of people were already taking it as Cymbalta, and had no idea it had been associated with these suicides. Unfortunately, the FDA didn’t seem concerned that it might be protecting so-called trade secrets at the expense of patient safety.
Now you get why the heck the powers behind these pharmaceuticals, with the blessing of the Feds are so scary? Read below:
By presenting the FDA with a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of “Independent on Sunday,” reporter Jeanne Lenzer learned of 41 deaths and 13 suicides associated with Cymbalta, which did not include Johnson’s or the four suicides that followed. The data obtained by Lenzer didn’t include the other suicides because those clinical trials fell under the FDA’s trade secret rationalization.
Antidepressants like Cymbalta have been linked to hundreds of suicides. In most cases, drug makers blame those incidents on the depression itself. But the Cymbalta suicides indicates there is more to the story. Unfortunately, because the FDA has insisted on protecting Eli Lilly, the whole story might never be known.
This is a dangerous ongoing problem that America has not woken up from. Being numbed of TV, reality shows and empty contests proves the point that people don’t seem to care that this drug advertising and merchandise on TV is not good for the people. There has been an increase on people on medications on many levels, especially antidepressants. The “new wave” is to warn about the suicide tendencies that applies to teenagers taking these prescriptions. Teenagers have already a hard time being teenagers! What has the world come to?
I hope that by presenting you with this article, you choose to either not use Cymbalta as a medication for depression, but to consider other choices altogether. Medicines are meant to be used to heal, not to be addicted to nor to twist your brain in suicidal tendencies. The brain is one thing, the mind is incredibly powerful.
What’s worse, people that have taken antidepressants later on develop epilepsy, which causes seizures and then, more medications have to be involved. There’s the hereditary factor, or the tragic car accident with a blow to the head. More than once I have read or talked to people that have weaned of an antidepressant and then, could get off seizure medications.
Keep in mind I am no doctor; just someone that wants this problem over with.