What is Britain’s 3rd biggest killer?

Two bombshells went out in the UK’s Daily Mail yesterday. Time will tell if they are ever allowed to detonate. One was by none other than Cochrane Collaboration co-founder Prof Peter Gøtzsche. At the bottom of Gøtzsche’s eye-opening piece is a second fact box piece by Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry co-founder Luke Montagu, who summarises his horrific experience withdrawing from benzodiazepines and antidepressants.

The fact that properly prescribed psychiatric drugs are the third leading cause of disease in the UK should have been major headlines in every newspaper and TV news channel. But the ‘bomb’ was more a damp squib in terms of mainstream media coverage than anything nearing the atomic proportions it requires.

Professor Peter Gøtzsche, is no stranger to ANH-Intl. We covered his first book, when he broke ranks as head of the Nordic Cochrane Collaboration, in a book entitled “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime”. The ‘bomb’ is the result of his second book, “Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial”. We owe it to ourselves, our families and our communities to read the book and make sure the bomb detonates good and proper.

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