How Witches’ Brews Helped Bring Modern Drugs to Market By Helen Thompson smithsonian.com October 31, 2014 smithsonianmag.com
Got nausea, headaches or heart trouble? You can thank medieval witches’ potions for helping to cure what ails you
“..Perhaps the most striking example of witchcraft’s influence on medicine comes from psychotropic plant compounds associated with “flying ointments,” salves reportedly created as magical aids during the height of the European witch-hunting craze in the 1500s and 1600s. In 1545, Spanish physician Anres Laguna provided an account of one such ointment found at the residence of an elderly couple suspected of witchcraft:..”
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The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs
•Oct 16, 2011
Now showing on TON (The Occult Network): http://www.theoccultnetwork.com
The Marketing of Madness is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center.
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Classes Of Psychotropic Medications dfps.state.tx.us
“..The classes (types) of psychotropic medications are:
Stimulants: Commonly Abused And Dangerous Drugs … rehabspot.com
“..Stimulants are some of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, despite the fact that they are highly addictive and dangerous….
Stimulants, also commonly referred to as “uppers,” can provide euphoric and calming sensations along with an elevated mood as a result of an increase of dopamine levels within the brain. The effects depend on the type of stimulant taken, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours. They can be taken orally, snorted, or injected….”
*see Health: How to “get out” of drug addiction? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
*see Health: How to deal with depression? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD medicinenet.com
Pharmacology – ANTIDEPRESSANTS – SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, MAOIs, Lithium ( MADE EASY)
•Nov 10, 2016
Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorders as well as other conditions including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), eating disorders, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some chronic pain. Most antidepressants act by increasing the synaptic availability of serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine. This pharmacology lecture covers topics such as monoamine hypothesis of depression, bipolar disorder, role of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, monoamine receptors, mechanism of action of antidepressants; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), atypical antidepressants, and Lithium. Antidepressants mentioned include: Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Paroxetine, Sertraline, Venlafaxine, Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Levomilnacipran, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Doxepin, Imipramine, Maprotiline, Nortriptyline, Protriptyline, Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Tranylcypromine, Selegiline, Bupropion, Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Nefazodone, Vilazodone, and Vortioxetine.
Do Antidepressants Work or What?
Making Sense of Antidepressants & Health | The History, Logic and Current Science
Antipsychotic Medications camh.ca
Antipsychotic medications can reduce or relieve symptoms of psychosis, such as delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing something that is not there).
“… Antipsychotic medications are generally divided into two categories:
atypical (second generation) antipsychotics
typical (first generation) antipsychotics
The main difference between the two types of antipsychotics is that the first generation drugs block dopamine and the second generation drugs block dopamine and also affect serotonin levels. Evidence suggests that some of the second generation drugs have milder movement-related side-effects than the first generation drugs. ..”
Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Agents goodtherapy.org
Antipsychotics: Classification and Side Effects – Psychiatry | Lecturio
Pharmacology – ANTIPSYCHOTICS (MADE EASY)
•Jul 17, 2018
Antipsychotics, also known as neuroleptics, are a class of drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Antipsychotics work by changing the way certain neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) act in the brain. This pharmacology lecture covers topics such as schizophrenia, role of dopamine in the development of psychosis, dopamine pathways in the brain (Mesolimbic, Mesocortical, Nigrostriatal, Tuberoinfundibular), positive & negative symptoms of schizophrenia, dopamine & serotonin receptors, mechanism of action and side effects of antipsychotic drugs (1st generation typical & 2nd generation atypical). Drugs mentioned include; Haloperidol, Fluphenazine, Prochlorperazine, Trifluoperazine, Chlorpromazine, Aripiprazole, Clozapine, Lurasidone, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone, and Ziprasidone.
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Are your medications causing nutrient deficiency? Published: August, 2016 health.harvard.edu
Long-term doses of certain medications may rob you of calcium, folic acid, and crucial B vitamins…
And other medications may cause deficiencies of several nutrients at a time. For example, some diuretics to lower blood pressure can deplete magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Another example: PPIs can cause low calcium and magnesium levels, as well as low B12 levels.
In addition to PPIs, statins, and diuretics, common offenders include anticonvulsants and corticosteroids, both of which may reduce levels of calcium and vitamin D; the diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage, Riomet), which may reduce levels of folic acid and vitamin B12; and the Parkinson’s drugs levodopa and carbidopa (Sinemet), which may reduce levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid.
Detecting the impact
You may not have obvious symptoms that a medication is robbing you of certain nutrients. That’s where your doctor’s supervision comes in. “Physicians are good about checking levels, such as potassium in people taking diuretics,” says Dr. Carr.
Still, it’s helpful to ask your doctor, in advance, if a medication you take is putting you at risk for nutrient depletion. Read the literature that comes with your prescription, and look up more about the drug on reliable websites, such as http://www.medlineplus.gov from the National Institutes of Health…
Symptoms of nutrient deficiency
If you have these symptoms …
… you may have
Muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, mood changes
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Medicines that INCREASE Your Risk of Dementia (Updated List 2019)
162,576 views•May 13, 2018
(See below for the full list)
We take medication expecting it to make us better, or make us feel better. The last thing we want is to take a medication for one thing, and have it make something much more important get worse.
If you are taking any of the Anti-Cholinergics as a long-term medication, then that is exactly what might be happening. You might be taking something to help you sleep or to lessen muscle spasms, and what it might be doing in the background is increasing your risk of developing dementia. Do you take any of the medications I discuss?
Here is the list, it is not complete, but contains all the most common drugs:
Amitriptyline (Elavil) [high AC activity]
Atropine [high AC activity]
Benztropine (Cogentin) [high AC activity]
Chlorpheniramine (Actifed, Chlor-Trimeton, etc.) [high AC activity]
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) [high AC activity]
Clomipramine (Anafranil) [high AC activity]
Clozapine (Clozaril) [high AC activity]
Cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid, Flexeril) [moderate AC activity]
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) [moderate AC activity]
Desipramine (Norpramin) [high AC activity]
Dexchlorpheniramine (Polaramine) [high AC activity]
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) [high AC activity]
Diphenhydramine (Advil PM, Aleve PM, Benadryl, Tylenol PM, Unisom, etc.) [high AC activity]
Doxepin (Adapin, Silenor, Sinequan) [high AC activity]
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) [moderate to high AC activity]
Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril) [high AC activity]
Hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Levbid, Levsin, Levsinex) [high AC activity]
Imipramine (Tofranil) [high AC activity]
Meclizine (Antivert, Bonine) [high AC activity]
Mepenzolate (Cantil) [high AC activity]
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) [high AC activity]
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) [high AC activity]
Orphenadrine (Norflex) [high AC activity]
Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) [high AC activity]
Paroxetine (Brisdelle, Paxil) [low AC activity]
Perphenazine (Trilafon) [high AC activity]
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) [moderate AC activity]
Promethazine (Phenergan) [high AC activity]
Protriptyline (Vivactil) [high AC activity]
Pseudoephedrine HCl [moderate to high AC activity]
Scopolamine (Transderm Scop) [high AC activity]
Thioridazine (Mellaril) [high AC activity]
Tolterodine (Detrol) [high AC activity]
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) [high AC activity]
Trimipramine (Surmontil) [high AC activity]
Other drugs which have AC Activity and could pose a risk:
Alprazolam (Xanax) [low to moderate AC activity]
Amantadine (Symmetrel) [low AC activity]
Baclofen [moderate AC activity]
Brompheniramine [high AC activity]
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) [moderate AC activity]
Carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa) [moderate to high AC activity]
Carisoprodol (Soma) [moderate AC activity]
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) [moderate AC activity]
Cimetidine (Tagamet) [moderate AC activity]
Clemastine (Tavist) [moderate to high AC activity]
Clidinium & chlordiazepoxide (Librax) [low to moderate AC activity]
Clorazepate (Tranxene) [low AC activity]
Codeine [low AC activity]
Colchicine [low AC activity]
Darifenacin (Enablex) [moderate to high AC activity]
Digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin) [low AC activity]
Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine, Gravol, etc) [high AC activity]
Diphenoxylate/atropine (Lomotil) [moderate to high AC activity]
Disopyramide (Norpace) [low to moderate AC activity]
Flavoxate (Urispas) [moderate AC activity]
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) [moderate AC activity]
Furosemide (Lasix) [low AC activity]
Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Dyazide, HydroDIURIL, Maxzide & others) [low AC activity]
Loperamide (Imodium) [moderate AC activity]
Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) [moderate AC activity]
Loxapine (Loxitane) [moderate AC activity]
Maprotiline [low to moderate AC activity]
Meperidine (Demerol) [moderate AC activity]
Methocarbamol (Robaxin) [moderate AC activity]
Methotrimeprazine (Nozinan) [moderate AC activity]
Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) [low AC activity]
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) [moderate AC activity]
Orphenadrine (Norflex) [moderate AC activity]
Quetiapine (Seroquel) [moderate AC activity]
Procyclidine (Kemadrin) [moderate AC activity]
Propantheline (Pro-Banthine) [moderate to high AC activity]
Ranitidine (Zantac) [low AC activity]
Solifenacin (VESIcare) [low to moderate AC activityy]
Thiothixene (Navane) [high AC activity]
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) [high AC activity]
Tramadol (Ultram) [low AC activity]
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) [high AC activity]
Trospium (Sanctura, Spasmex) [high AC activity]
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VERIFY: In the past 20 years did the majority of mass shooters take psychotropic drugs?
68 views•Aug 12, 2019
Experts say this claim is false: very few perpetrators have taken psychotropic medications, and there is no evidence linking them to mass shootings.
Criminologist James Fox says only a few perpetrators were ever found to have been taking psychotropic drugs like anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.
Medication-Induced Violence | Do Psychiatric Drugs Play a Role in Mass Shootings? baumhedlundlaw.com
“…Psychiatric Medications and Violence
There is no question that many people use psychiatric medications, or give them to their children, and find them helpful. It is also true that children and adults experience extremely debilitating psychological states and need help.
There are, however, two very good reasons to examine the issue of medication-induced violence.
First, a large body of research has shown that psychiatric drugs can make people manic, psychotic, aggressive, suicidal, and homicidal. These are proven drug reactions, not symptoms of a mental illness. Unlike symptoms of a disorder, these reactions often disappear when the drug is withdrawn, or the dose lowered, and reappear when the drug is resumed…”
37 Mass Shooters Who Were On Antidepressants By Jerome London
Updated September 11, 2019 thoughtcatalog.com
“..Here are 39 mass shooters who were either on antidepressants at the time of their rampage, had abruptly quit taking their medication when they went on their spree, or had been prescribed antidepressants at some point in the past. None of this is to imply that antidepressants make certain people go on mass shootings—just as few people with guns go on shooting sprees, so do few people on antidepressants. But it is an area that is definitely worth researching…”
Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings NEWS PROVIDED BY
Citizens Commission on Human Rights International
Mar 22, 2018, 12:30 ET prnewswire.com
CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks
“..The 64-page report details more than 60 examples of school and mass shootings, stabbings and senseless violent acts committed by those under the influence of psychotropic drugs or experiencing serious withdrawal from them.
Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs – SIGN THIS PETITION
27 international drug regulatory agency warnings confirm these drugs can cause side effects of mania, psychosis, violence, suicide and homicidal ideation. Individuals under the influence of these drugs have used planes, guns, bombs and swords in inexplicable acts of mass murder.
Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money – YouTube
Now You Can Find Out If YOUR Doctor Is Being Bribed by Big Pharma By Dr. Mercola February 10, 2016 articles.mercola.com
“..According to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” website, which you can use to find out if your doctor accepts money from the drug industry, 1,630 companies have made payments to more than 681,000 doctors, totaling more than $3.5 billion.2..”
Pharma Not in Business of Health, Healing, Cures, Wellness – YouTube
Does your doctor have ties to big pharma? How you’ll be able to find out By Amanda Cochran CBS News March 4, 2014, 1:05 PM cbsnews.com
“..The practice of pharmaceutical companies working with doctors to develop new medications to treat conditions and help promote those medications has been in place for decades, but Ornstein, who is investigating this practice, said, “The promotion part has gotten a lot of attention in recent years because drug companies have paid hundreds of millions and sometimes billions of dollars to settle lawsuits that have accused them of improper marketing and giving kickbacks to doctors.”..”
Fighting skyrocketing prescription drug prices – YouTube
Who’s responsible for the opioid epidemic? Doctors or pharmaceutical companies? 2018 Sep 30 Correspondent Bill Whitaker cbsnews.com
Dr. Barry Schultz is serving 157 years in prison after he prescribed enough opioids for a prosecutor to call him one of Florida’s, “most notorious drug dealers.” In his only interview, Schultz says he’s a scapegoat
Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It … – YouTube
Two more medications recalled for cancer risk – YouTube
-High Blood Pressure Meds
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Losartan Recall and Cancer Risk
Published on Jan 30, 2019
Discussion of the losartan recall and the associated cancer risk. Talk about which losartan tablets are recalled and what to do about it. Also, Is it safe to take losartan? covered.
Video starts with a basic overview of losartan potassium. They I discuss some of the recalls found on the FDA website.
Touch on the importance of continuing the medication, contacting the pharmacy to determine if you have the affected lot numbers.
Is losartan without the contaminate associated with cancer.
Blood pressure drug recall Sandozs losartan potassium … – YouTube
“..As part of a growing number of blood pressure drug recalls, Torrent Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan medication over concerns it contains a carcinogen.
Torrent said six additional lots of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets contain trace amounts of the probable human carcinogen N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), according to a notice shared Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
The India-based pharmaceutical company has already recalled 10 lots of losartan potassium tablets in the past two months, and since July, more than a dozen other recalls have been issued for common blood pressure medications.
The recalls have been linked to two overseas factories that made the drugs’ active ingredients, which the FDA has said it is investigating. The drugs have been found to contain either NDEA or N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Various versions of valsartan, losartan and irbesartan drugs have been part of the recalls. These medications are part of a large class called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), which lower blood pressure by widening or relaxing blood vessels…”
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