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RxISK.org’s Dr. Healy Coming to Talk to U.S. Audiences About Deadly Prescription Drug Side Effects
Date:2/11/2013

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 11, 2013

Prominent psychopharmacologist Dr David Healy will be in North America February 18-22 (Chicago, Washington) with his latest observations on all manner of uncharacteristic behaviors that prescription drugs can cause.

A researcher and acknowledged expert on antidepressants and the pre-market trials that assess their safety, Dr. Healy believes that the public has been deprived of crucial information about the behavioral side effects that these and other common medications can have. In lectures at Chicago medical and law schools, Dr. Healy will explain what is known about the risks of violence involving prescription drugs. He will shed light on why we find it hard to believe that these risks are real, and why our national food and drug safety regulators are not protecting us.

Finally, he plans a show-and-tell about RxISK.org, masterminded by Dr. Healy and several close colleagues. RxISK is a project which aims to improve prescription safety through the systematic collection of information about consumer experience. RxISK.org is the first free, independent website where consumers can report their own experience of prescription drug side effects, and receive personalized assessments of the risk that their prescriptions are causing the problems they report.

He will also be speaking at Access Living, a Chicago-based advocacy and independent living services organization. His topic is How Safe Are Your Prescription Drugs – and what can you do about it?

Later in the week Dr. Healy will be at the Selling Sickness Conference in Washington where his talk is Scaremongering: How RxISK.org will make Medicines Safer. His talk will include a demonstration of RxISK.org.

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