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Certain Physicians in Alberta are using ZYPREXA as a vehicle for Euthanasia of the elderly in Nursing Homes – without a doubt.
My Mother was given ZYPREXA for 48 days without the family’s knowledge – in fact this information was very carefully hidden from family members, by both the doctor and the Nursing Home.
After she passed away, the “Attending Physician” got his brother to fill out the Death Certificate with false information.
When I contacted my Mother’s so-called “Attending Physician” regarding this, he replied with a warning To me “requesting that all communication cease”.
The doctor who prescribed this drug had NEVER SEEN MY MOTHER IN PERSON, neither did the doctor who filled out the Death Certificate!
The doctor who now “ordered” this deadly drug, was a totally different doctor, who again had NEVER SEEN MY MOTHER in person.
His only reason to be involved in my Mother’s situation, was to “order” this drug, then never to be heard from again!
There appears to be no shortage of doctors in Alberta.
Every person (or their representative) in a Nursing Home in Alberta needs to request a copy of the “Statement of Benefits Paid” from Alberta Health and Wellness.
I’m quite sure they will find as I have, that there are doctors from every corner of the province charging to the PHN of the elderly, then refuse to provide records to show what they billed for.
No one audits or polices these billings. It is totally out of control.
Use in elderly
Citing an increased risk of stroke, in 2004 the Committee on the Safety of Medicines (CSM) in the UK issued a warning that olanzapine and risperidone, both atypical antipsychotic medications, should not be given to elderly patients with dementia. In the U.S., olanzapine comes with a black box warning for increased risk of death in elderly patients. It is not approved for use in patients with dementia-related psychosis.
Warning from Eli Lilley and Company – Source
Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (a brain disorder that lessens the ability to remember, think, and reason) are at increased risk of death when taking certain mental health medicines (such as ZYPREXA) compared with a sugar pill. ZYPREXA is not approved for these patients.
Strokes and “mini-strokes” called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). These are more common in elderly people with dementia. Like other mental health medicines, ZYPREXA should be used cautiously in these people. ZYPREXA is not approved for people with dementia.