Nuria O'Mahony lost her husband through suicide. He committed suicide just two weeks after starting Seroxat. Nuria has since been campaigning in Ireland and has recently drafted a report for the Oireachtas Subcommittee for Health. Her complaint had previously been turned down by the EU Ombudsman... but she continues to battle on in search of the truth.
In her own words, Nuria writes:
I believe that the Health Committee should make recommendations to the Government similar to the ones drawn up by the UK Parliamentary Health Committee in their report on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry last year to improve this awful situation TODAY. Auditing should take place regarding the prescription patterns of GPs today. Irresponsible, unnecessary, expensive (patent) prescription practices should be curtailed regardless of the reasons for them as it is causing more harm than good to the people of Ireland. I believe independent pharmacists can play a major role in doing so as part of a nationwide programme to improve the way we use prescription drugs today in Ireland, this is in the best interest of the patient and it would encourage best practice in prescribing medicines when necessary. Informed consent is vital and fundamental in any part of health care where the patient’s health is at stake & therefore the patient should be fully involved in any decision that affects their health. To do so we need to inform our doctors/health care professionals/patients and the pharmaceuticals need to release all information to enable INFORMED CONSENT to take place. The IMB should be demanding nothing less from the industry and if those companies do not comply they should be reprimanded heavily. If we do not make those responsibilities mandatory we have no way of checking that any drug is safe in a community setting or forewarn of any possible adverse reactions in the clinical setting until the HARM is overwhelming.
The full 16 page report is well worth a read and can be downloaded HERE
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