NEWS RELEASE - 1 May 2005
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MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES WARN USA AT NEWS
CONFERENCE AND PROTEST IN FRONT OF
PHRMA HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
"The Psychiatric Drug Industry Is Targeting
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Advocates, attorneys, mental health professionals and activists
from throughout the USA are meeting this weekend at the American
University Washington College of Law to launch a campaign to
"just say no" to psychiatric drug industry screening programs.
"Drug corporations have America's youth in their cross hairs,"
said David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International, a
co-sponsor of the Action Conference, which included human
rights activists from British Columbia to Hungary.
President Bush announced he wants universal screening of
*all* youth in the USA by programs developed by the psychiatric
drug industry, and these advocates are sounding the alarm.
A new investigation by _Mother Jones_ magazine (May/June 2005)
revealed that the drug industry is misusing programs that sound
good on the surface to harvest more clients for drugging.
Conference participants said they will announce a new national
campaign to oppose Bush's national screening program at a news
conference directly in front of the headquarters of the
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
in Washington, DC at noon on Monday, 2 May 2005. This
will be followed by a peaceful protest.
Activists also vowed to bring their allegations about President
Bush's abuse of the mental health system to the international
community via the United Nations and World Health Organization.
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THESE WEB SITES:
* For more info about the news conference & protest with
downloadable poster, news release and letter to PhRMA see:
* For a summary of the new _Mother Jones_ article & photo in the
May/June 2005 issue exposing how Bush's screening programs is
already dosing children even over the parents' wishes:
* For complete text of article in _Mother Jones_ May/June 2005 issue:
* For background on the Bush plan to screen every American
child -- and adult -- using psychiatric drug corporation programs:
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Broadcast Schedule of The ‘X’ Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell
Starting at Monday night, 2 May 2005 at 12:00 AM (midnight)
for one hour to Tuesday, 3 May 2005 at 1:00 AM east coast time.
GUEST: David Oaks - Director, MindFreedom International
with results from their news conference & protest earlier
that same day in front of PhRMA is Washington, D.C.
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