Bayer corporation was fomerly called IG Farben, the chemical conglomerate that funded the building of Nazi concentration camps in Germany. IG Farben began testing pharmacuetical products on prisoners, many of whom were forced to wear black triangles and labeled as "asocials". Fluoride compounds were experimented with the most, often observed sedating the prisoners..
Curently phamaceutical corporations like Bayer continue testing on animals and subjecting people to potentially harmful psychiatric phamacueticals. prozac aka Fluoextipine (?sp?) is a pharmacuetical product intended to make people feel "everything is ok" without concern for their true condition. Often disturbing thoughts of concerns about war and other depessing social conditions are suppressed by the fluoride contianing prozac..
Instead of activism and action for positive social change for betterment of social conditions, the fluoride/prozac effect causes sedentary apathy and a zombie-like stupor that preents action/betterment of social condition..
Animals suffer in chemical needle cages, prisons inject inmates with psychiatric mediacations, and phamacuetical corporatins make billions..
Now the combined forces of biotech, pharma, bioweapons, etc. are meeting to find ways of injecting prozac into genetically engineered corn..
BIOtech conference in SF June 3-9 2004, let's shut the pharmacuetical animal torturing Nazis like Bayer and Monsanto down!!
People can feel better mentally and physically when we eat healthy homegown food and stop poisoning our bodies with chemical crap from coporations..
Note on Prozac: One impact of prozac which is of particular concern is it's impact on the thyroid. Eli Lilly, the company that produces Prozac, reports that hypothyroidism can result from taking prozac, although the company states that such cases are infrequent (see Manufacturer's Report listed above). According to Henry Ford Health System, "The product information of Prozac reveals that infrequently Prozac may cause or worsen preexisting hypothyroidism. As hypothyroidism is known to cause depression, it is important to have your thyroid function checked." According to Mary Shomon, author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism, "Taking thyroid hormone replacement while taking the popular antidepressant sertraline -- brand name Zoloft -- can cause a decrease in the effectiveness of the thyroid hormone replacement, and make your TSH rise. This same effect has also been seen in patients receiving other selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors such as Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine). If you are on an antidepressant or thyroid hormone and your doctor wants to prescribe the other, be sure to discuss these issues."
Since hypothyroidism is a common cause of depression, there is concern that patients with hypothyroidism may be prescribed prozac to treat their depression, which could in turn make their hypothyroidism worse.