Tag Archives: medications

Homelessness


Abruptly, I decide to try the empty apartment where I still have a lease but no heat, lights, emergency telephone or furniture, except a bed. I leave the Crouse Hospital waiting room, go outside and wheel down the hill. The … Continue reading

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The Night After Christmas


So back in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, after the attending psychiatrist leaves, I lay around waiting for Godot or Santa Claus or heaven knows what. I get no insulin, which I’m expecting, and no antibiotics. When I was admitted … Continue reading

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DRUGS R US


The good Lord, in his infinite, inscrutable wisdom, has seen fit to make me intolerant of all medication.  Well, actually, we don’t know if the Lord did it, or Dr. Jenifer Rich.  She prescribed lithium for seven years and never … Continue reading

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Deaths Linked to Prescription Drugs


Heartburn pills that cause heart attacks, antidepressants that lead to suicide by Anne Kingston on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:10am On Oct. 17, 2012, Terence Young’s tireless 12-year crusade took him before a Senate committee looking into the safety and … Continue reading

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