It all started when…
WoodyMatters was launched shortly after the death of Woody Witczak of a Zoloft-induced suicide in 2003 with the single mission of getting black box suicide warnings added to all SSRI antidepressants. That goal was achieved in 2004 for children under 2004 and young adults in 2006; since then, WoodyMatters has continued its work as a non-profit patient safety advocacy organization focused on saving patients from adverse effects of unsafe medical products. We make sure the every day patient perspective is represented in healthcare conversations. Our lives are at stake.
WoodyMatters is not anti-medication. We are pro informed choice and transparency. It is important that as a society we have access to unbiased honest information about the prescription drugs that we take. It can be the difference between life and death.
WoodyMatters is an active member of the Patient, Consumer, Public Health Coalition based in Washington DC, which works closely on FDA/Congressional legislative issues around pharmaceutical and devices (none of these organizations take industry funding).
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