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Agreed, the media does have a tendency to hype things way out of proportion, however, as a researcher into this drug and an advocate for many, many individuals who have NOT been covered by the media who have lost loved ones after exposure to the drug and those who are continuing to experience long term serious problems, long after cessation of the drug,I can unequivocably state the drug has VERY dangerous properties. Be watching for the publications to be coming out in the scientific journals concerning the properties of the drug. No hype there. The truth about this drug will come to light through bonafide, scientifically replicable proof. Metabolism appears to play a large role in it's serious deliterious effects for some, however, the metabolites of the drug are connected with the causation of it's toxicity many times in such individuals. Under 18 month's worth of Medwatch reports, (which reflect only 1% to 10% of any adverse event, including death, reported in relation to a drug listed as the primary suspect drug), show bupropion (Zyban/Wellbutrin) to have appeared in over 1,500 reports alone, the vast majority presenting with multiple, serious damages. Deaths, birth abnormalities, spontaneous abortions, strokes, neuro brain damage, a multitude of different seizures and convulsive events with injuries, cardiovascular accidents and more are included in the report. The FDA has been proven to have no way of ascertaining the FREQUENCY of such adverse events in a CULMINATIVE manner, only the fact that they have occurred in association with any particular drug. Result: statistical limbo for those unfortunate enough to have been killed or suffered great life altering disabilities as a result of exposure. Were the numbers to be tallied, the facts would speak for themselves. Basically, one may be fortunate enough to be shot at and missed, which does not justify the shooting nor the shootee, nor the risk. One may be inclined to counter, rightfully so, "if this drug is so bad, why is it not recognized by MDs nor attended to by the FDA?" Truth is, MDs haven't the time to wade through the enormous amount of serious side effects, (many life changing and/or fatal), found in the voluminous product insert, admitted to be "reasonably connected" with the drug. The FDA has, through their own admission, revealed there is little they can do about many drugs due to lack of funding and employees until outside research can show a drug to be particularly harmful (most especially with those that make such an enormous amount of money for their manufacturers.) Getting research published that threatens the financial security of lucrative drugs is no easy chore, as much conflict of interest is rampant in the FDA/research/journal/pharmaceutical companys' relationships. There was a site on the web which showed hundreds of peoples' postings concerning this drug and their frightenging, disabling experiences, including the loss of their loved ones. I have been in contact with many of them. The site was bought out - their stories now lost in cyberspace. Whether my contentions or those who find them to be questionable prove to be true will only be a matter of time, while many pay the price with their very lives in the waiting. "All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." (Arthur Schopenhauer 1778-1860) This won't be the first nor the last drug to have proven to be very dangerous, and yes, lethal...unfortunately at the expense of many innocent, decieved human beings. The state of legal drugging via approved pharmaceuticals has been deemed by many within the medical community as a hit or miss proposition, with we humans serving as the very lucrative marketing testing grounds: the true safety profile of a drug is dependent on the human experiment "that necessarily follows a drug's release onto the market." This statement was made by a pharm expert. Human experiment? When will we wake up and realize that is what we have been reduced to in the name of "quick fixes" and the procurement of the almighty dollar - no better than the cigarette manufacturers we so vehemently condemn. Is the "cure" worse than the "disease"? The history books will have to answer this one...
Agreed, the media does have a tendency to hype things way out of proportion, however, as a researcher into this drug and an advocate for many, many individuals who have NOT been covered by the media who have lost loved ones after exposure to the drug and those who are continuing to experience long term serious problems, long after cessation of the drug,I can unequivocably state the drug has VERY dangerous properties. Be watching for the publications to be coming out in the scientific journals concerning the properties of the drug. No hype there. The truth about this drug will come to light through bonafide, scientifically replicable proof. Metabolism appears to play a large role in it's serious deliterious effects for some, however, the metabolites of the drug are connected with the causation of it's toxicity many times in such individuals. Under 18 month's worth of Medwatch reports, (which reflect only 1% to 10% of any adverse event, including death, reported in relation to a drug listed as the primary suspect drug), show bupropion (Zyban/Wellbutrin) to have appeared in over 1,500 reports alone, the vast majority presenting with multiple, serious damages. Deaths, birth abnormalities, spontaneous abortions, strokes, neuro brain damage, a multitude of different seizures and convulsive events with injuries, cardiovascular accidents and more are included in the report. The FDA has been proven to have no way of ascertaining the FREQUENCY of such adverse events in a CULMINATIVE manner, only the fact that they have occurred in association with any particular drug. Result: statistical limbo for those unfortunate enough to have been killed or suffered great life altering disabilities as a result of exposure. Were the numbers to be tallied, the facts would speak for themselves. Basically, one may be fortunate enough to be shot at and missed, which does not justify the shooting nor the shootee, nor the risk. One may be inclined to counter, rightfully so, "if this drug is so bad, why is it not recognized by MDs nor attended to by the FDA?" Truth is, MDs haven't the time to wade through the enormous amount of serious side effects, (many life changing and/or fatal), found in the voluminous product insert, admitted to be "reasonably connected" with the drug. The FDA has, through their own admission, revealed there is little they can do about many drugs due to lack of funding and employees until outside research can show a drug to be particularly harmful (most especially with those that make such an enormous amount of money for their manufacturers.) Getting research published that threatens the financial security of lucrative drugs is no easy chore, as much conflict of interest is rampant in the FDA/research/journal/pharmaceutical companys' relationships. There was a site on the web which showed hundreds of peoples' postings concerning this drug and their frightenging, disabling experiences, including the loss of their loved ones. I have been in contact with many of them. The site was bought out - their stories now lost in cyberspace. Whether my contentions or those who find them to be questionable prove to be true will only be a matter of time, while many pay the price with their very lives in the waiting. "All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." (Arthur Schopenhauer 1778-1860) This won't be the first nor the last drug to have proven to be very dangerous, and yes, lethal...unfortunately at the expense of many innocent, decieved human beings. The state of legal drugging via approved pharmaceuticals has been deemed by many within the medical community as a hit or miss proposition, with we humans serving as the very lucrative marketing testing grounds: the true safety profile of a drug is dependent on the human experiment "that necessarily follows a drug's release onto the market." This statement was made by a pharm expert. Human experiment? When will we wake up and realize that is what we have been reduced to in the name of "quick fixes" and the procurement of the almighty dollar - no better than the cigarette manufacturers we so vehemently condemn. Is the "cure" worse than the "disease"? The history books will have to answer this one...