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Our Pill Epidemic


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To obtain a video cassette copy of the documentary "Our Pill Epidemic" in North America (24 hours) Phone: 1-800-471-5628 Fax: 1-800-829-6898. Cost: $19.95 plus shipping and handling (Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).

For International formats of the video: Fax: (780) 474-0418 · E-mail: info@crownvideo.com or write: Crown Video, PO Box 1108, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2M1, Canada. Cost: $24.99 plus shipping and handling.

The documentary "Our Pill Epidemic" is a private/public sector funded program which has aired across Canada on 25 television stations on the Baton/CTV television network.

For further information and interviews contact:

Joan E. Gadsby, President
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4507 Cedarcrest Avenue, BC, V7R 3R2, Canada
Phone: (604) 987-6064 Fax: (604) 987-6063

For television broadcast rights contact Joan E. Gadsby



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"It is over 20 years since I, with others, first drew attention to the extent and severity of dependence on therapeutic doses of benzodiazepines. The suffering goes on, but Joan Gadsby's well researched story should help focus public attention on this appalling problem and it's solution." Professor Malcolm Lader, Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, England.

"...a must read for anybody who has ever taken or considered taking a prescription sleeping pill for more than 1 to 2 weeks. It is also essential reading for those of us who prescribe or dispense these pills." Dr James M Wright, Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Medicine, University of British Columbia.

"This is a harrowing and brutally frank story of one woman's struggle to free herself from mind-numbing and soul destroying tranquillising drugs ...But she did triumph and has produced a powerful call to action..." Dr David Cohen, Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Montreal, and co-author of Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs.

"Joan Gadsby's feisty outlook, energetic approach, and organisational abilities will add significantly to the mounting pressure on the medical profession world-wide to rethink their prescribing practices with regard to benzodiazepines..." Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

"This new book, with it's revelations, should be a winner...My earnest hope is that this book...will be widely read by general practitioners who so readily prescribe tranquillizers, by the professors who lecture in our medical schools...and by all others who have any interest in the manufacture, distribution and control of [these] drugs." Anna de Jong, Patients' Rights Advocate, New Zealand.

"Joan Gadsby has written an important book for patients and doctors alike..." Ulla Tonne, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

"A harrowing, cautionary tale, particularly for women, about how the prescription of tranquillising drugs by doctors almost ruined the professional and personal life of one highly competent career woman." Doris Anderson, journalist, feminist, activist and author of Rebel Daughter.

Market-Media International Corp.
4507 Cedarcrest Ave., North Vancouver, BC, V7R 3R2, Canada
Phone: (604) 987-6064 Fax: (604) 987-6063
Email joangadsby@pacificcoast.net

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