Saturday, January 31, 2015

FDA Approved Ads Misinform Patients About Antipsychotics And Motor Dysfunction


Food and Drug Administration-approved information and public advertisements frequently mislead the public about the actual neurodegenerative risks from second-generation antipsychotics, according to an article in the American Journal of Public Health.
Frederick Jacobsen, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, reviewed information materials put out by the FDA about second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs), and found that these materials routinely misrepresented the serious potential for neurological damages and tardive syndromes such as tardive dyskinesia -- a permanent, Parkinson's-like motor dysfunction that can be caused at high rates by long-term use of antipsychotic drugs.
"Package inserts label tardive syndromes 'potentially reversible' while uniformly omitting patient counseling for long-term neurodegenerative side effects," stated Jacobsen. "I have documented that package insert sections of all SGAs approved for affective illnesses in the United States ignore or minimize tardive syndromes. Patient Counseling Information omits reference to tardive dyskinesia, signifying that physicians do not need to discuss long-term neurotoxicity with patients, whereas Medication Guides shift responsibility for knowledge and recognition of these potentially irreversible side effects back to patients. Current SGA media advertisements suggest a likelihood of remedy for this chronic neurotoxicity absent informed consent."
"Patients deserve better information and education regarding the long-term side effects of SGAs, particularly tardive syndromes, in FDA-approved package inserts, media advertisements, and elsewhere," concluded Jacobsen.
Jacobsen, Frederick M. “Second-Generation Antipsychotics and Tardive Syndromes in Affective Illness: A Public Health Problem With Neuropsychiatric Consequences.” American Journal of Public Health 105, no. 2 (February 1, 2015): e10–16. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302439. (Abstract) (Full text)
--Rob Wipond, News Editor

Thank You Mr Wipond and MIA.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Obama DEBACLE Week 314: Headline Link Fest From The Nachumlist

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A continuous record of the White House and its administration
 The Obama Administration: Year Seven
President Obama's Three Hundred and Fourteenth Week in Office
News and Notes:   Jake Tapper: I’m Ashamed by U.S. Leaders’ Absence in Paris
Obama Ethics, Year 7
Obama vs the 1st Amendment
Obama DOJ
It's 3am and nobody's there
Obama Amnesty
Communtiy Organizer to the World
Obama and Israel, Year 7
Obama’s Israel Problem: Attacks Netanyahu through the New York TimesAdministration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit
Obama vs The 2nd Amendment
Obama DOJ
Obama vs the U.S. Military
Russian Reset
Bad Bergdahl Bargain
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There Are NO Proven Psychosocial Therapies That Reduce Self-Harming In Teens

Another FAIL from the Collectivist, Junk Medical wing  of America's Political Collectivist Fraudsters.

There are no psychosocial treatments or psychotherapeutic methods that are proven to effectively reduce thoughts and behaviors of self-harm in youth, according to a review of the scientific literature by a team of Harvard University psychologists publishing in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
The researchers identified 29 studies published before June of 2013 that examined treatment interventions for suicidal or self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in children or adolescents. They then evaluated the studies using the evidence-based treatment evaluation criteria of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. They found that not a single intervention met the Level 1 standard for "well-established treatments."
However, six types of treatment were found to be "probably efficacious" or "possibly efficacious" for reducing self-injurious thoughts and behaviors. "These treatments came from a variety of theoretical orientations," noted the researchers, "including cognitive-behavioral, family, interpersonal, and psychodynamic theories."
Since none of these methods were better than the others, the researchers speculated that the relative efficacy they did have was likely due to common elements among them. For example, most of the different therapeutic strategies involved skills training such as problem solving and emotional regulation, targeted interpersonal relationship dynamics, and included families in the therapy sessions. The strategies also tended to be relatively "intensive," in that they involved multiple meetings per week with therapists.
Glenn, Catherine R., Joseph C. Franklin, and Matthew K. Nock. “Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors in Youth.” Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology 44, no. 1 (January 2, 2015): 1–29. doi:10.1080/15374416.2014.945211. (Abstract)

Communist Party USA Chairman Vows To Work With Democratic Party To Advance Communist Goals

Via Daily Caller:

The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals.
Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.”
“[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,” Bachtell promised. “They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle” to fight against perceived class enemies.
Bachtell, 58, is playing the long political game and he has a strategy, he said.
“First, we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra right alliance possible, uniting the widest array of class (including a section of monopoly), social and democratic forces. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party,” the communist leader explained.
“Second, our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda,” Bachtell further expounded. “We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates.”
“[W]e are for building movements in the electoral arena and see engagement in the electoral arena and democratic governance as a vital means to further build movements,” Bachtell also said.
Thank You Daily Caller and Zip. 

And this comes as a big surprise to Who?

Senator Ted Cruz Calls For Investigation Into Taxpayer-Funded State Dept. Group Trying To Oust Netenyahu

Ted Cruz: What the GOP is supposed to be.

Well done as always. Update to this story.

Thank You Senator Cruz and Zip.

Pennsylvania Celebrates Diversity! Dem Governor Appoints Transgender Doctor To Be State's Next Physician General

With the governor’s office claiming it has nothing to do with her being a transgender…. I know, stop laughing.
Via Newsmax:
A transgender physician will soon become Pennsylvania’s new physician general, the Washington Blade reported.
Dr. Rachel Levine, an expert in adolescent eating disorders and behavior health, was nominated for the Commonwealth’s highest medical post by progressive Gov. Tom Wolf.
She made her transition from man to woman five years ago, and with her appointment will become “the highest-ranking transgender person to ever hold a position within state government,” the Blade said.
Levine graduated from Harvard College and Tulane University Medical School, and has practiced pediatrics and psychiatry for about three decades, PennLive reported. She has been a physician at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 1996 and also serves as a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, the website site.
The governor’s spokesman said Levine was chosen because of her expertise, not because she is transgender, The American Mirror reported.
“Dr. Rachel Levine is well-respected in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health, where she has practiced for close to three decades,” the governor said in statement about her selection.
Thank You Zip and Newsmax

You'd hope, but of course it would be a false hope, that the people who appointed Rachel would have done their homework on the "Mental Health" of Transgenders before they put her/him into the post of State's Physician General, who, unless we're mistaken, will have Something to do with shelling out Millions of OPM to Diagnose and Treat other people to a dose of "Mental Health".

California School Allows Two Planned Parenthood Workers To Teach Students Sex-Ed: Shocked That One Is A Sex Toy Instructor, Another A "Pleasure Activist"

It’s called “Google,” you should try it sometime.
Via Daily Mail:
Parents with students at one California high school recently learned that two Planned Parenthood employees who taught their impressionable children sex education also held down some controversial side jobs.
One of the sex-ed instructors at Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette also taught a class on sex toys at a nearby shop while the other identified herself as a ‘pleasure activist’ on her now-deleted Twitter profile.
The job history of the two teachers was revealed after parents learned about the school’s partnership with Planned Parenthood and demanded the curriculum be changed.
Some of the parents felt that Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides complimentary reproductive and women’s health services, was actually encouraging their children to start having sex.
Thank You Daily Mail and Zip. 

But, but, "Mental Health". It's "For The Children!"

Yeah, and the only thing in the way of condemning every child in SF and turning them into brain damaged drug addicts was the Horror that the State's Medi-Cal program wouldn't pay them for it.

 In San Francisco, They're After EVERY Child

U.S. Attorney Gen. Nominee Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Just As Much Right To Work As Citizens Do

Via Breitbart:
President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do.
“Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens?
“Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of status—I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace,” Lynch said.
She also said she doesn’t believe that Obama’s executive action on immigration is an “amnesty.”
Thank You Breitbart and Mr Stone.

How much would you like to bet that the Republicans won't even bat an eye over this, but just confirm her anyway?

Wouldn't want to go upsetting those Chamber of Commerce Campaign Donors.