Episode 10 Kevin P Miller talks about his documentary films Generation Rx and Letters From Generation Rx which tell the powerful stories of families harmed by psychiatric medications

Kevin P. Miller is an international award winning Writer, Producer and Director whose films have won him numerous international Film and Television awards. Two-time Academy Award winner Paul Haggis called Miller’s documentary Generation Rx “a powerful and often chilling eye-opener.” His film ‘Letters from Generation Rx,’ narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, was released in September 2015.

 

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Kevin came to make his powerful films that document the real experiences of people taking psychiatric drugs.
  • The coverage of the 1991 Prozac hearings in Washington D.C. before the Food and Drug Administration.
  • How the power of the testimonies of people harmed by their medications drove Kevin to tell their stories and how difficult a process it was.
  • How Tilda Swinton came to be involved as the narrator of the film.
  • Reaction to the film, particularly from Pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • How examples of people who used vitamins and nutrition to help their mental health caused outrage amongst the medical community.
  • That there are millions of people being harmed because of the lack of relevant information that would allow patients to make informed choices about their medications.
  • How taxpayers money is used to bring medications to market and how little is spent on research into nutritional approaches
  • How free trade and healthcare are intertwined.
  • The concept of medical freedom of choice.
  • That we should devote a small amount of time and money to alternative approaches and how it could help millions of people without the risk of adverse effects.
  • Discussions around Folic acid and how earlier action could have prevented many neural tube defects.
  • The plans for the film Letters from Generation Rx including distribution.
  • How people can join the mailing list at lettersfromgenerationrx.com.
  • That we should recognise that some people find the drugs helpful.
  • How people can use the information in the film to question their doctors and their legislators.

Relevant links

https://www.lettersfromgenerationrx.com

https://www.facebook.com/LettersFromGenerationRx/

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