Researcher Releases Copy of Lawsuit against BC Government

Here’s a copy of the lawsuit launched by drug researcher William Warburton against BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid for libel, defamation and improper firing. It’s an interesting read insofar as Warburton directly accuses the Liberal government of trying to protect pharmaceutical company profits from his emerging findings about the enormously negative impacts of antipsychotic drugs, especially on seniors, and challenges the factual truth of virtually everything MacDiarmid has said publicly about the reasons for the abrupt firing of a group of Health Ministry researchers.

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2 comments for “Researcher Releases Copy of Lawsuit against BC Government

  1. May 9, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I’ll I’ve ever wanted is for Big Pharma and psychiatrists to openly admit, without shame, that psychiatric medication is dangerous. We could then make informed decisions, act faster to side effects and then people could see why alternatives are also important. As an added bonus maybe people will stop invalidating the suicidality I experienced while on them as a teenager.

  2. May 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Hi Kristen,

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. And I have frequently been stunned by how little of the truth psychiatrists share as a matter of practice with their patients, or even with the media, about side effects. For example, I interviewed the chief of psychiatry of a psychiatric hospital at one point, and he admitted to me, on the record, that neither he nor any of the other treating psychiatrists at the hospital told their patients about the (actually quite significant) possibilities of getting permanent motor dysfunction or tardive dyskinesia from antipsychotic drugs. This, actually, was a frank admission that they were all breaking the laws around “informed consent” of patients. I printed his admission, it made no difference. The health authority was simply mad at me for letting people know, not that their doctors were breaking the law.

    Rob

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