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The Japan Times (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)

   


New Zealander loses legal fight over crippling med addiction

― Japan resident seeks to spread word about the dangers of benzodiazepines ―

By SIMON SCOTT

(This article gives an excellent overview of my case)

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NZ Herald (Sunday, April 15, 2012)

   


Drug victim who lost case vows to fight on

By Chloe Johnson


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Book Coverage (Wednesday, 20 December, 2013)

   


The Dark Side of Mental Health

By Mitsunobu Sato

Published by: Kodansha Publishing Company

WARNING

This is not fiction

Some alarming truths about the dark side of psychiatrists

NB: Although my complaint was not related to mental health, my story was included in this book highlighting an increase in off-label prescribing to the unsuspecting general public.

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Yomiuri Newspaper 2 (Friday, April 11, 2014)

   


Continuous Slapdash Prescribing Leads to Dependency

By MITSUNOBU SATO

(This article introduces the launching of my website “Benzo Case Japan”)

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Online Interview: Audio only (Friday, May 23, 2014)

Japanofiles

Episode 60: Dave talks with Wayne Douglas about benzodiazepine drugs.

By Dave Carlson

 


 


Listener Feedback:

Subject: episode 60 - Powerful.

Dave,

Good interview with Wayne. One of my co-workers back in America had to cope with those drugs too. It's really good to get the awareness out there in the world. If Joe Rogan found this episode, I think he would say, “Powerful.”

Thanks for all you do.


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Asahi Newspaper (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

  


Be Careful of Hypnotic / Anxiolytic Drug Dependency – Even on Prescribed Doses

By Editorial Board Member: Fumikazu Asai

(Japanese only)

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NB: The survey referred to in this article consists of many shortfalls, failing to expose the true scale of the situation.


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Dr. Peter Breggin Interview (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)


The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour


Dr. Peter Breggin on the left and me wearing my World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day shirt in Tokyo on July 11.



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Readers' Column

   


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For an article that gives an excellent overview of my case, I recommend reading the Japan Times feature article.

 


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Byrne Quote

THE WRITING IS
ON THE WALL

for benzodiazepine use

Dr Andrew Byrne
Redfern NSW Australia
Benzodiazepine Dependence, 1997

Marsden Quote

“If any drug over time is going to just rob you of your identity [leading to] long, long term disaster, it has to be benzodiazepines.”

Dr John Marsden,
Institute of Psychiatry, London
November 1, 2007

Woolas Quote

“Benzos are responsible for more pain, unhappiness and damage than anything else in our society.”

Phil Woolas MP,
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons,
Oldham Chronicle, February 12, 2004

Coleman Quote

“The benzodiazepines are probably the most addictive drugs ever created and the vast army of enthusiastic doctors who prescribed these drugs by the tonne have created the world's largest drug addiction problem.”

Dr Vernon Coleman,

The Drugs Myth, 1992

Blunkett Quote

BLUNKETT ON BENZOS:

IT’S A NATIONAL SCANDAL!

David Blunkett, British MP
February 24, 1994

Laurance Quote

“If there's a pill, then pharmaceutical companies will find a disease for it.”

Jeremy Laurance,
The Independent, April 17, 2002.

Angell Quote

“To rely on the drug companies for unbiased evaluations of their products makes about as much sense as relying on beer companies to teach us about alcoholism.”

Marcia Angell MD
(Former) Executive Editor New England Journal of Medicine

Lader Quote

“It is more difficult to withdraw people from benzodiazepines than it is from heroin.”

Professor Malcolm H Lader
Institute of Psychiatry London
BBC Radio 4, Face The Facts
March 16, 1999

Ashton Quote

“Withdrawal symptoms can last months or years in 15% of long-term users. In some people, chronic use has resulted in long-term, possibly permanent disability.”

Professor C Heather Ashton
DM, FRCP,
Good Housekeeping, 2003

Boeteng Quote

“Clearly, the aim of all involved in this sorry affair is the provision of justice for the victims of tranquillisers.”

Paul Boeteng, British MP, 1994

Justice or Not?

This section focuses on some of the apparent injustices of the Japanese courts in my case. To help highlight these, some parts of this section include cross-referencing between the High Court Verdict and the Addiction Reports which were all based on the official evidence and the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for dependency.

See this Section

The purpose of this site does not include any form of retribution.
Also, for privacy reasons the defendants’ names along with certain other names have been omitted from all public documentation contained herein.
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