Former Chemist Attacked for Telling People to Get Off Antidepressants in 2015

SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Shane Ellison, a former pharmaceutical chemist tells readers to get off antidepressants in his New, Expanded Edition of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures.

“When I worked for a drug giant as a young chemist, Prozac (fluoxetine) was being marketed as a ‘happy pill.’ Newsweek hailed it as, ‘A Breakthrough Drug for Depression.’ Sales raked in enough profit to solve world hunger for a hundred years. Yet, in-house studies proved they didn’t work. Obfuscated from the public, the drug was shoved down the throats of millions, and still is,” wrote Ellison, who is known as “The People’s Chemist” because his books contain scientific evidence that anyone can understand, to help people get off their risky drugs so they can live a healthier more active life.

“This swell of prescribing habits is driven by the ‘chemical imbalance’ theory, which is proven to be a sham by leading researchers. Since the theory of depression is false, using it to rationalize the use of risky drugs is ludicrous,” he insists. To further illustrate his point, Ellison explains The Chemical Imbalance Theory: Why It’s Wrong And Why You Need To Get Off Antidepressants, in his newest video-blog,

To hammer his point home, he continues, “If their ineffectiveness doesn’t deter the depressed, antidepressant side effects will. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), antidepressants can cause suicidal thoughts and behavior, worsening depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, impulsivity, aggression, psychotic episodes and violence. Physical side effects occur too and include abnormal bleeding, birth defects, heart attack, seizures and sudden death. Over 170 drug regulatory warnings and studies have been issued on antidepressants to sound the alarm on these side effects.”

Skeptics say Ellison is being “irresponsible.” One doctor attacked his credentials asserting that, “Ellison has no clinical experience.” In fact, Ellison was a medicinal chemist whose job was to design a safer alternative to tamoxifen, the chemotherapy drug for breast cancer when he worked for a drug giant.

In Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded, Ellison outlines an effective antidepressant weaning plan and offers alternatives that he says are free of side effects and proven to help fill various nutrient deficiencies that may predispose someone to a lifetime of depression.

Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry and is the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded (SourceBooks, 2014). He’s been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert.

Jeffrey Milano
CEO The People’s Chemist

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