September 2017

Here's a recap of blog posts and other news from the past month.

This month's posts focus on the announcement of a RxISK Prize. We aim to collect US$100,000 as a Prize for a Cure for Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD), Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS),  and Post Retinoid Sexual Dysfunction (PRSD) - a series of debilitating conditions that have been the most reported adverse effects of treatment to RxISK but of which the world knows nothing.

We need you to spread the word. You can do this, as you did with the AbbVie petition four years ago, by translating the RxISK posts into all other major languages, by passing the word on to those you know and asking them to spread it, and by writing to people in positions of influence to spread the word even further.

The How You Can Help post outlines some things you might consider doing to help the cause.

We would be thrilled if you could also donate to the prize purse and recruit donors from the institutions or other walks of life in which you operate. 

This is a prize that is likely to be claimed, and the cure will not only help people who are wasting money and risking their health on debatable treatments, but it stands a good chance of winning a Nobel Prize.

There is also an interesting healthcare experiment here. A prize fund will put sufferers in a position of control. Those who want to claim the prize will have to deliver a cure. And the sufferers can practice an interesting form of Evidence Based Medicine: they can insist on evidence that the claimed cure in fact works.

This is a novel departure that offers everyone a chance to contribute in whatever way they can.

Thank you for your support. 
Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated.
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David Healy, MD

PS. You can find me on Twitter @DrDavidHealy. And you can also  follow RxISK on  Facebook  and  Twitter .

RxISK stories

As will be clear from some of the helpful comments on the first post about a RxISK Prize, you are going to have to work with us to make this work. Your input can take several forms. The greatest need The biggest block to making the Prize work is the same block everyone suffering from [...]...»


This Prize is part of a two-pronged attack on the unwillingness of the medical and regulatory establishments to listen to people with adverse events in general - not just the sexual dysfunctions mentioned here. The second front in the attack will be unveiled in a few weeks' time. The problem The idea for a RxISK [...]...»

Dr. David Healy
From David's blog...

Over on RxISK, we have launched a RxISK Prize.  The hope is to find an answer to the debilitating disorders of Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction, PSSD, Post-Finasteride Syndrome, PFS, and Post Retinoid Sexual Dysfunction (PRSD). Please check this out and pass the word on to any pharmacologist, physiologist, endocrinologist, biologist, electrical engineer, doctor, herbalist, and [...]...»