“We are in the midst of a psychiatric drug epidemic with devastating consequences for public health.” Peter C Gøtzsche.
According to Gøtzsche, the “medical model of care” – the idea that distress and misbehavior are best treated with drugs – is causing more harm than good.
Gøtzsche will explain why very few patients benefit from psychiatric drugs they take and why many are killed by them, or are harmed in other ways.
We invite you to attend Peter’s informative and enlightening talk, and question him at the following times. All bookings can be made by clicking the relevant link below.
Professor Gøtzsche’s recent book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care” won the British Medical Association award in 2014(Basis of Medicine category).
A free download of Chapter 18 – “Pushing children into suicide with happy pills” click here.
In 1993, Peter Gøtzsche co-founded The Cochrane Collaboration, (the gold standard for the review of medical research data) and The Nordic Cochrane Centre, where he is Managing Director. In 2010 he became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen. He has published more than 70 papers in “the big five” ( BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine) and his scientific works have been cited over 15000 times.
Professor Gøtzsche graduated as a Master of Science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician in 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine. Early in his career, he worked as a drug representative, visiting general practitioners, specialists and hospital doctors. Later, he established a drug company medical department, responsible for clinical trials and registration applications for new drugs. He has also been instrumental in opening up drug data at the European Medicines Agency. On the 30th April 2014, Peter was guest speaker at the launch of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry at The House of Lords, London.
View a recent talk on over-diagnosis of drugs in our society.
Ticket sales will support the cost of Professor Gøtzsche’s tour in the interests of mental health education and reform.