The French society for safety in medicines decided unilaterally to reduce the permissible dosage of baclofen to 80 mg last year. It advised doctors and pharmacists not to issue prescriptions for high dose baclofen because, it said, there was evidence of hospital admissions and suicides or attempts by users of high dose baclofen. This … Continue reading Baclofen user takes French ANSM to court
In March 2014, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) developed, for a period of 3 years, a Temporary Use Recommendation (RTU) for baclofen in the management of alcohol- dependent. Pending the results of the CNAMTS-ANSM study on safety, and the final reports of the two clinical studies, Alpadir and … Continue reading Baclofen Now a First Line Treatment -French RTU extended – New Modalities of Treatment
The subject of alcoholism as a defence to criminal charges is explained in the article: Alcoholism as a Defense to Crime. The general point made in the article is that the law has adopted an approach similar to the English approach of accepting alcohol intoxication as a defense to crimes of specific intent but not … Continue reading United States law: Alcoholism as a defence in criminal cases
Dr. Amanda Stafford on her Baclofentreatment.com website has posted a series of excellent webinars which you can see here. Dr. Stafford began treating patients in the Emergency department of Royal Perth Hospital in Australia after searching on Google for treatments for drug addiction. This led her to a drugs forum where she found information from … Continue reading Baclofen Webinars
Dr. Amanda Stafford explains in this webinar the connection between alcoholism and anxiety:
Alcoholism diagnosis and treatment is gripped by an all-pervading attitude, engendered by AA and 12-Step followers that one is an alcoholic by confession, not medical diagnosis. AA advocates that before anyone can be helped with alcoholism, they must first admit that they are an alcoholic and then follow a therapy regime which revolves around counselling, … Continue reading Self-diagnosis and self-prescribing: Time for a rethink.
I spoke in Paris last September about the judicial and legal attitudes towards alcoholism and the responsibilities of the various parties in dealing with alcoholism as it present itself in criminal law, family law and medical negligence cases. Here is the link to the Paris talk