Friday, June 12, 2009
Death By Prescription - Terence Young [Prepulsid]
If you can get past the first two Chapters of this book without shedding a tear then you may wish to ask yourself if you have a heart made of stone.
Terence Young writes with his heart and investigates every last detail of the failure of Health Canada and pharmaceutical giants, Johnson & Johnson with regard to a prescription drug called Prepulsid.
The story is about his 15 year old daughter, Vanessa, whom was prescribed Prepulsid for an eating disorder.
Terence goes into graphic detail about his daughter's final hours before she suddenly collapsed at the foot of the stairs in his Ontario home.
Vanessa died of a heart arrhythmia.
Prepulsid caused heart arrhythmia's but the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, didn't wish for this information to be made public because it no doubt would have affected the sales figures for their blockbuster drug.
What follows is a story of great courage and determination to get to the core of the truth of why Vanessa died.
You will witness the underhand tactics of pharmaceutical company lawyers, the incompetence of the Canadian medicine regulators, Health Canada, and a family ripped apart at the seams because nobody in Canada would hold up their hand and take responsibility for being a part of this girl's death.
Vanessa Young would still be alive today if Johnson & Johnson had acted properly, if Health Canada had actually done the job they were paid to do, if doctors had bothered to read warnings regarding Prepulsid.
No parent should have to bury their child, particularly because of a prescription drug that was supposed to make them better.
Prepulsid was a bullet for Vanessa Young, the gun into which that bullet was loaded was held by the manufacturers, Johnson and Johnson, their hand was steadied by Health Canada and incompetent doctors who prescribed a drug that killed her.
The outcome.... well, you will just have to read the book but have some tissues handy.
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About the Author :
Bob Fiddaman has been writing about the dangers of antidepressants since 2006. In 2011 he was presented with two human rights awards from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
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