Class Action Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Celexa, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Seroquel and Ativan

Jennifer Gordon
Jennifer Gordon 1228 Comments
2,198 SignaturesGoal: 100

Scores of lawsuits have been launched against the pharmaceutical giants and numerous medical studies have proven that the antidepressant, antipsychotic and benzodiazepine drugs which they are producing are causing significant harm to the patients who have been prescribed them.


If you have suffered from any of the following side effects of SSRI antidepressants, such as Celexa, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Lexapro and Paxil, antipsychotic medications, such as risperidone, quetiapine (Seroquel) and ziprasidone or benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, bromazepam, lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam, please sign up for a class action lawsuit that will be launched against the manufacturers of these deadly drugs:


Memory impairment

Depression

Mental impairment

Memory loss

Sexual dysfunction

Lethargy

Disorientation

Confusion

Apathy

Aggression

Depersonalization (feeling that you are separated from yourself)

Derealization (feeling that you are separated from the rest of the world)

Visual and/or auditory hallucinations

Agitation

Mania/Hypomania

Violence

Self-destructive behaviour

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Impulse Control Disorder

Mood swings

Anxiety

Irritability

Insomnia

Nightmares

Weight gain/puffiness

Bizarre or criminal acts

Social phobia

Reckless spending

Addictions

Compulsive lying

No concern for consequences of actions

Impaired judgement

Suicidal thoughts

Tardive dyskinesia


We need to make the drug companies pay for the lives they have destroyed. We also need to raise awareness of the dangers associated with taking antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines; drugs which are prescribed to millions of people. How many more lives will be ruined and lost if we don't act? The more names I'm able to collect on this petition, the greater the chance of success we will have when launching a class action lawsuit. This is my driving ambition in life. I know of a number of wonderful people who are no longer alive because of these drugs. If you are suffering, my heart goes out to you. Please help me to put a stop to this crime against humanity. Thank you!

UPDATE: June 14, 2019

Thank you so much for all of your support! It's great that we now have over 1,000 signatures, although it's heart wrenching to know that so many people have suffered terribly because of these prescription drugs. I understand, from my own experience, just how life-destroying these drugs can be, and my heart goes out to each and every one of you for the pain they have caused you. I remain committed to making the drug companies pay for the terrible destruction they have wreaked (and continue to wreak).

Over the past few years, as I'm sure you know, a great deal of attention has been paid to the opioid crisis, and a number of class action suits have been launched against the drug's manufacturers. One of the primary bases for these class action suits is the fact that the manufacturers aggressively marketed these harmful drugs and failed to disclose the addictive nature of them.

In May of this year, the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK changed their position on the side effects of SSRI antidepressants, admitting for the first time that the side effects associated with coming off the drugs are "severe." These severe side effects can make it almost impossible for people to discontinue use (which is, in essence, what an addiction is all about!) So, these drugs are just as "addictive" as opioids, but how many patients are informed of that fact when their doctor is prescribing them? I certainly wasn't!

Also, in my experience, no prescription drugs have been marketed to the public as aggressively as SSRI antidepressants and other forms of psychotropic medication. When the drugs are advertised on television in North America, for example, people are often informed that, if they're not feeling better on the antidepressant they're currently taking, rather than ask their doctor if they should stop taking the drug, they should, instead, CONTINUE taking it and should ask their doctor to prescribe yet another mind-altering, mood-altering drug in addition to it. So instead of discontinuing the use of a drug that isn't helping and that may, actually, be causing harm, people are urged by the pharmaceutical companies to keep on taking the drug and to start taking even more drugs. (One recent commercial airing in North America urges people, who are still feeling depressed on their current antidepressant, to ask their doctor about adding Rexulti.)

Furthermore, according to the same study that exposed the severity of the side effects associated with coming off SSRI antidepressants, pharmaceutical companies have intentionally downplayed the problems, urging staff and publicists in internal memos to, "Highlight the benign nature of discontinuation symptoms, rather than quibble about their incidence."

Also, until very recently, doctors were urged to prescribe SSRI antidepressants to treat depression in older patients suffering from dementia. A study published in 2018 even suggested that SSRI antidepressants could treat dementia itself. Now, however, a study has found that antidepressants can worsen or even cause dementia. Adults over 50 who take the drugs have over triple the risk of developing dementia. And yet, until now, doctors have been urged to prescribe antidepressants to these vulnerable, at-risk patients, potentially worsening, or even causing, a debilitating, life-destroying brain disorder.

When I first started this petition, it covered the terrible destructive effects associated with taking the drugs. I am now expanding the petition and class action suit to include the life-destroying side effects associated with weaning oneself off them, the addictive nature of the drugs, and the overly aggressive marketing techniques employed by the pharmaceutical companies that encourage patients who are experiencing side effects from a drug to continue taking the drug and to supplement it with additional drug(s), and to take addictive drugs that are going to harm them and will actually worsen or CAUSE the disabling condition which they are prescribed to help.

I am going to share this petition with various media outlets to ensure that the crisis surrounding psychotropic medication is afforded the same attention as that caused by opioids. Together we can put a stop to the terrible destruction of lives and can force the pharmaceutical companies to make some sort of restitution for the harm they have caused and are continuing to cause. Hopefully, with the involvement of one or more media outlets this crisis will get the attention it so deserves, as will our plight, the victims of these life-destroying drugs.

Thank you so much for making this happen. Together, we will be able to fight the companies that have harmed us and our loved ones and save others from the pain we have experienced.



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