March 17, 2016
9-11 PM Eastern
Comment on Complaint to FDA Ombuds Office #FDAStopTheShockDevice
Tune in on March 17, 2016 from 9-11PM Eastern (267)521-0167 to hear and comment on the Final Draft of Official Complaint to Ombuds Office at FDA concerning the processes that FDA has taken in the proposed down-classification of the shock device
The rule proposed is that for people who are 18 years of age and older, who experience a “depressive episode” as part of “major depressive disorder” or “bipolar disorder” and are “treatment-resistant” or “require rapid response” that the “probable benefit of ECT outweighs these risks” (p. 81228).
March 28, 2016 is deadline for FDA comments.
Tune in to hear the current situation, share your experiences of shock treatment, and encourage others to respond to the FDA.
For more information and to sign the MindFreedom International Petition that has over 1,150 supporters see: https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment
To read about the FDAs latest move to down classify see:https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment