Blog post - latest update 15 December 2016
You will have been re-directed to our blog while our web site is in the process of being upgraded and edited, for which we apologise.
Please read here :
our submission to the Parliamentary Health Select Committee Inquiry into Suicide Prevention
The final report by the committee totally ignored the medication links to suicides, stating the view of those who gave oral evidence was that treatment with drugs is better than no treatment. How sad they could not discuss the fact there are suicide warnings for many psychotropic and everyday medicines.
APRIL charity has had a web site for over 15 years - this is currently being upgraded.
By early 2017 we should have an improved site up and running - In the meantime please read articles on this blog and view our videos from our groundbreaking conferences.
Leading experts in clinical pharmacology, genetics and medical education. speak and answer questions about adverse drug reactions (ADRs), and dependence issues.
Hear about the way clinical trials may be manipulated explained by Dr Ben Goldacre and Professor David Healy. The wonderful Professor Heather Ashton's wise words and many other experts in the field of medicine. A coroner's view and the stories of people, some bereaved, who kindly agreed to sharing their experiences with us.
We also have a Youtube channel to which over 40,000 people have seen and some have commented. Well worth reading those comments to hear how people have suffered and how valuable our work of creating awareness is. Please find information about specific drugs on the pharma web site www.medicines.org.uk and review the data on the SPC (summary of product characteristics) for full information about some of the possible side effects.
Please follow us on Twitter @APRIL_charity
We take the opportunity to request if you may please consider a contribution to help us continue in our work.
Link to Charity Choice Fundraising site, click on 'Our Appeals : https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/april
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Latest news on activities of APRIL
Please share the link for this remarkable new video documentary by Katinka Newman but can only be viewed on a computer - not on mobile devices unfortunately!
Oxford University Press International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
A newly published paper = October 2016 referring to rigged clinical trials covering up suicides and other ADRs caused by antidepressants is also worth reviewing:
Please scroll down this blog for important information about antidepressants, Dianette, Non psychiatric drugs linked to suicidal behaviour and depression in a recent study by Professor Munir Pirmohamed and others.
Until the revised web site is available, it is still possible to research the information about medicines or other data on our web site archived by Wayback Machine - just go to the web site : http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.april.org.uk
waybackmachine.org is a great resource and they state for www.april.org.uk it has been