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****URGENT - PLEASE READ MY LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS****

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:33 am
by omar90
Dear PSSD Forum members,

I am writing to urge you to complete the Risk/EMA questionnaire and return it to Dr Healy as soon as possible as your intervention could prove integral to helping PSSD and associated long term side effects of SSRIS gain formal recognition. The deadline is the end of December.

You may be aware that RISK’s David Healy and a number of other prominent psychiatrists and psychologists sent a petition on our behalf to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and The Food and Drugs Agency (FDA), the regulatory bodies responsible for regulating how drugs are prescribed in Europe and the United States.

The petition has proven to be an important breakthrough; the EMA has appointed a member of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) to investigate the matter further and gather more information about those who suffer from this condition. The questionnaires will be handed to the EMA representative and help substantiate our demands for recognition. Thus far, case reports are anonymous which allows regulatory bodies to dismiss PSSD as gossip and hearsay. This is why it is so important that we all complete the reports; it offers a unique chance to directly communicate with the regulatory powers about our problem and describe in detail how it affects us as individuals. PSSD is a complicated and varied condition so it is crucial that we take this opportunity to shape how our condition is understood and presented.

More importantly, formal recognition from the EMA and FDA could be a huge step in finding a cure. It would alert other psychiatrists and scientists who carry out research in this field and apply pressure on the pharmaceutical industry to contribute towards solving this problem. A recognition would give us legitimacy in the eyes of politicians and the media and move us out of the shadows of medical obscurity and into the mainstream of psychiatric and medical thinking. Please don’t let us miss the once in a decade chance, it may never come again.

Below are instructions as to how to fill out the questionnaire:

http://www.pssdforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2503


Kind regards,

Sam

Re: ****URGENT - PLEASE READ MY LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS****

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:35 am
by lw77
Thank you Sam, i add that if possible every sufferer should add a letter from a Doctor where is written that they are real persons and that there is not an organic explanation for such symptoms.
Let's keep up the good work ; )
Lw

Re: ****URGENT - PLEASE READ MY LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS****

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:11 am
by chemistry
Yes please everyone get on it!

Sam, has this been posted anywhere else on the internet or just on this forum? Perhaps we can get even more responses if this is posted on relevant forums as well.

Re: ****URGENT - PLEASE READ MY LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS****

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:55 pm
by omar90
OK LW I will edit the letter tomorrow to include the Dr part because that is important.

Chemistry (and anyone else) if you could pm me any forums, other websites you think would be helpful that would be great. I don't have Facebook unfortunately so I can't post there but feel free to if you know of any relevant ones. We should share in the German WhatsApp group, and any other foreign language groups we know of