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Side effects of psychoactive drugs means short lifespans for patients, conference told

People with long term mental illness have shorter lifespans because of the side effects of the psychoactive drugs they are prescribed, a doctors’ conference was told today. Dublin psychiatrist Dr Siobhán Barry said while suicide also contributes to premature deaths,these patients are also suffering heart and metabolic complications linked to…

Denver Post: Drug firms used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

This blog is based on a series of 6 articles published recently in The Denver Post about the overprescription of powerful psychotropic medication to foster children. The jourrnalists found that while it’s a national epidemic, in Colorado, efforts to curb the problem are lagging other states. The article excerpted below,…