Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

Risperdal News
November 4th, 2013 @ 9:07 am

Health care manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations over allegations that they marketed three drugs for uses that were never approved, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday in Washington. The settlements also cover claims that the companies gave “kickbacks” to physicians […]

Primary Concerns
June 21st, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

This afternoon I replied to the email I received yesterday from Kelly Mathis:   Sent: June 21, 2013 @ 01:20 PM PDT Kelly, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not sure I know exactly what you mean when you ask for “bullet points of your other concerns”, so I am going to do […]

Trust, But Verify
April 11th, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

NPR just posted a story with the headline Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs. If you have followed any part of my mother’s story for the last year or two, you know that I firmly believe this to be true. Nobody anywhere should ever blindly trust a doctor. Doctors […]

Autopsy Results
December 8th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

Early in December of 2012, I was walking around Beverly Hills — window-shopping and carrying my son — when my phone rang. It was Dr. Wolf. She asked if I had time to talk and I apologized and said that I couldn’t because I had my hands full. I asked her if she could call […]

Beyond the Brain
October 1st, 2012 @ 10:22 am

One of the featured Longreads last week is on the subject of schizophrenia. In the 1990s, scientists declared that schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were pure brain disorders that would eventually yield to drugs. Now they are recognizing that social factors are among the causes, and must be part of the cure. Here’s the part […]

Rxperts Pharmacy Bill
September 17th, 2012 @ 11:14 am

I sent the following email to attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on September 17th, 2012. I attached a photocopy of the bill I received from Rxperts Pharmacy, which was postmarked September 13th, 2012.   Hey Steve, I received a bill from Rxperts Pharmacy (attached) for $1320.28. (1) It shows a line item […]

Pulmonary Thromboembolism Associated with Risperidone
September 11th, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

I sent this email to attorney Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on September 11th, 2012: Dear Steve, I asked Dr. Wolf if she would share her email address with me and she said that she would not. She said that because of the state of Florida’s broad and liberal public records laws, she […]

August 31st, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

A friend of mine sent me a link with some recent news about Risperdal: Risperdal, Anti-Psychotic Medication and Elder Care in Oregon On Thursday, August 30th, Oregon was one of 36 states, as well as Washington, D.C., that settled a case with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over improper marketing of Risperdal. A federal government […]

Oregon Risperdal Settlement
August 31st, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

I sent this note to attorney Steven Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP at the end of August, 2012:   The consumer protection settlement announced this morning is based on a long-running investigation into whether Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, paid kickbacks to providers to use the drug for unapproved purposes […]