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.