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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Was McGorry Forced To Pull AstraZeneca Funded Trial on Children?

Australian psychiatrist/soothsayer, Patrick McGorry


Jill Stark has a revealing article about Prof. Patrick McGorry running in tomorrow's edition of 'The Age'. Because of the time difference UK/Australia...or maybe because I've been pushed into the future 'DeLorean' style, that article is now available online.

Stark's investigation shows how McGorry planned to carry out a trial using the antipsychotic Seroquel on children as young as 15. The trial, funded by AstraZeneca, was to "investigate whether the drug would decrease or delay the risk of people aged between 15 and 40 with early signs of mental illness developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia", writes Stark.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and researchers from all over the world lodged a complaint when they heard of the planned trial, resulting in the trial being pulled.

I cannot quite grasp why anyone would want to give someone a mind altering drug to see if it would deter an onset of an illness that the subject may or may not get. It defies logic. Then again, when have pharmaceutical companies applied any logic when it comes to medicating children with disorders invented by those nutty professors in white coats?

McGorry claims the decision to scrap the trial was made in June and is unrelated to the complaint. Yeh right, and I've just witnessed a pig fly past my window and an owl and a pussycat rowing a pea green boat!

Stark's article can be read in full HERE

It seems more and more people are now speaking out against McGorry's soothsayer ways, something the citizens commission on human rights [CCHR] have been doing for years. Long may it continue.


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