Monday, February 3, 2014

Soviet psychiatric drug for dissidents given to US patients

Haldol accounts for 5% of anti-psychotic prescriptions handed out between 2010 and 201l.  That’s 2.7 million prescriptions for Haldol. In one year, in the US.

The major and frequent adverse effects of the drug?

Akathisia (the irresistible and painful impulse to keep moving, the inability to sit still),
dystonia (severe muscle contractions that twist the body grotesquely), and

In short, torture.

All three of these effects can indicate motor brain damage.

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