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A new petition started calling for action on prescription drugs like antidepressants and benzodiazepines.

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A number of us have submitted a petition to the Scottish parliament asking that action be taken on PDD or Prescription Drug Dependence. The focus is on antidepressants and benzodiazepines. We ask that they acknowledge the harms these drugs are causing to many people like ourselves.

 

Read the petition below and please sign within the 4 week time limit. People from any country can leave their signature and comment. Thank you in advance and we really appreciate your support for our petition.

 

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651

 

 

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Professor Peter Gotzsche has signed our petition.

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Just an update. We had a final figure of 285 people sign our petition, thank you to all who signed. Including Professor Peter Gotzsche we also had Dr David Healy, Professor John Read, Dr James Davies and Dr Terry Lynch add their names. The petition will be debated by the petitions Committee on the 29th June at the Scottish Parliament. I will keep you posted. 

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The committee meeting to discuss our petition - Prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal - will meet on the 29th June at approximately 9.45am. For anyone interested in following proceedings the link to the Parliament TV is:  http://www.scottishparliament.tv/Home/Index/cc33a648-0571-48fc-ac79-b26d264c950b 

 

Please ensure you are on the webpage for Committee Room 3.

 

For those not able to follow proceedings live the video recording is archived and usually published within a few hours on the Parliament TV website under 'archive' .

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hi Vanora good on ye and thanks from someone in absolute torture trying to get off these nasty  drugs and I see you were on the devil Effexor like myself ,this drug should be banned for new prescriptions .

PB 

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Thanks PB. A lot of people have worked very hard to get this far. We have submissions from Prof. John Read, from a NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Peter J Gordon who works within Scotland, and from The Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry. It's all good so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the 29th June. I hope you manage to get off that poison Effexor, it definitely needs banning. Best of luck to you.   Vanora 

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I only so this thread now so couldn't sign. But just wanted to thank you for initiating this. We need to get this out! We are all either too busy surviving all the horrors of these drugs or don't want to be reminded of them once we get better.

 

But people have to know. Our experiences need to be validated. Thank you for keeping us updated on the progress of this initiative and best of luck in getting the word out!

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Thank you bubble. I personally have struggled to find a doctor or psychiatrist who will accept that I have been put through hell because of withdrawal from psych drugs like antidepressants, apparently I should accept I have a mental condition that requires me to take antidepressants for life. Everyone involved in this petition is fed up with the ignorance and denial. We are trying to do our bit to educate our politicians and the wider public about this scandal. We are going to need all the luck we can get but I hope we can make a difference. I think they will find our stories hard to ignore.  

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