Thursday, August 19, 2010

AstraZeneca's Seroquel for Cannabis Dependence?? - like using a shotgun for flea control



Big Hat Tip to soulful sepulcher for passing this along - http://bipolarsoupkitchen-stephany.blogspot.com/2010/08/need-intervention-pot-for-seroquel.html

AstraZeneca's Seroquel for Cannabis Dependence?? - like using a shotgun for flea control

This report is absolutely mind boggling and big pharma acting at it's worst. Welcome to the brave new big brother world of our Pharmaceutical Corporate masters.

Currently recruiting! are you addicted to marijuana? want to kick the nasty habit? how about the antipsychotic SEROQUEL instead? You'll have less munchies attacks ---or maybe not? Seroquel has been known to cause massive weight and result in diabetes, as just a couple of the many dangerous and life long side effects.

Seroquel is a neuroleptic, a chemical created for Schizophrenia, and cannabis is by all accounts a natural substance, a weed that reduces pain in chronic pain sufferers such as MS patients. Cancer patients, and many other disabling maladies.

Seroquel vs. pot. Just in case you thought AstraZeneca was finished milking the seroquel patent before it expires! Seroquel the wonder drug, will wonders never cease, pass the Cheetos! Bong Pipe!, and extra cheese pizza!

Study of Quetiapine Treatment for Cannabis Dependence

Now where are those danged fleas, I'm using double odd Buck Seroquel load this time around

Exclusion Criteria:

1.Lifetime history of DSM-IV diagnosis of
schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder
2.Current DSM-IV criteria for any other psychiatric disorder that may, according to the investigator's judgment, require either pharmacological or non-pharmacological intervention over the course of the study
3.Receiving prescribed psychotropic medication
4.Known history of allergy, intolerance, or hypersensitivity to quetiapine
5.Pregnancy, lactation, or failure to use adequate contraceptive methods in female patients who are currently engaging in sexual activity with men
6.Unstable medical conditions, such as poorly controlled diabetes or hypertension, which might make participation hazardous
7.Current DSM-IV diagnosis of substance dependence other than cannabis or nicotine dependence
8.Are legally mandated to participate in a substance use disorder treatment program
9.Increased risk for suicide
10.
Diabetes (whether controlled or not), hyperglycemia (fasting glucose > 100 mg/dl), obesity (BMI > 30) and elevated lipids (cholesterol > 200 mg/dl; triglycerides > 150 mg/dl).

Principal Investigator: John J Mariani, MD Columbia University
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Further reading , AstraZeneca wants to help with your booze addiction too

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Quetiapine Addiction? Letter to the Editor, American Journal of Psychiatry- 2007 (Seroquel)


Saturday, March 14, 2009
Seroquel: Treatment for alcoholism : Wayne MacFadden, AstraZeneca funded study

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