Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Dark Side - Cold War Psychiatric Experiments

In the course of pursuing my preoccupation with the antics of psychiatry and the drug industry, I occasionally stumble onto stories about the dark underbelly of the beast. Even I sometimes am tempted to stop what I'm reading and quietly look the other way.

The CIA's MKULTRA experiments during the cold war were among history's most frightening footnotes, and they definitely helped to set up the environment we have today with school kids on psychiatric drugs shooting up their classmates and themselves.

Read this story in Freedom Magazine about a woman in Canada who finally achieved some closure for her experience as a psychiatric guinea pig in this program; repeatedly electroshocked, heavily drugged and subjected to techniques that can best be labeled as torture.

Justice Served -- But Injustices Remain

Thursday, January 03, 2008

You Gotta Love 'Em

Don't you love psychs? Here is another lovable shrink going about the dereliction of his duties.

January 02, 2008
The Florida Department of Health is trying to take away the medical license of a Fort Myers doctor who was sentenced to over two years in prison for handing out drugs to patients without physical examinations.

The Department of Health filed an administrative complaint against Cecilio Pizarro for giving out prescriptions for Xanax, methadone, Oxycontin, Dilaudid and Valium.

In some cases, Pizarro allegedly agreed to administer the drugs in exchange for sexual intercourse.

According to the complaint, Pizarro also prescribed pain killers to a detective with the Fort Myers Police Department in exchange for sexual intercourse.

Pizarro was indicted by a grand jury March 14 for two counts of knowingly and willfully distributing controlled substances. Pizarro pled guilty to both counts and was sentenced to 27 months in prison Sept. 25.