November 23, 2003
Thank you to David Davis for his thoughtful and thought-provoking article on the use of drugs to treat mental illness ("Losing the Mind," Oct. 26). The comments made by David Oaks, executive director of MindFreedom Support Coalition International, and author Robert Whitaker raise disturbing questions about our reliance on and, in some cases, almost missionary zeal to embrace pharmaceuticals. People who are labeled mentally ill and who object to treatment with psychotropic medication are dismissed as lacking insight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995 |
In an effort to avoid an accident, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies had just backed off from a relatively low-speed chase when the suspect sped up, ran a red light and crashed into another car in Lakewood, killing a couple and their 2-year-old son, officials said Saturday.
September 22, 2011 |
Friday's top games Bellflower St. John Bosco (3-0) vs. Los Angeles Loyola (3-0) at L.A. Valley College, 7 p.m. — Two years ago, St. John Bosco and Loyola replaced their head coaches with Jason Negro and Mike Christensen, respectively, and now both square off hoping to convince the alumni that their programs are headed in the right direction. And they are. St. John Bosco is loaded with outstanding skill-position players, led by receivers Bryce Treggs and Dalis Bruce. Loyola has found a new running back in junior Wyatt Bradford, along with a stingy defense led by cornerbacks Chaz Anderson and Cameron Walker that has given up only 21 points in three games.
May 21, 2002 |
Pfizer Inc. became the latest drug company to broaden the uses for one of its mature-patent medicines Monday when it received Food and Drug Administration approval to market its anti-depression drug Zoloft as a treatment for a severe form of premenstrual syndrome known as PMDD. Pfizer's push to sell an antidepressant for premenstrual dysphoric disorder follows a similar successful effort last year by Eli Lilly & Co., which markets a variation of the antidepressant Prozac under the name Serafem.
January 25, 1997 |
Pernell Whitaker, knocked down twice and his rich payday against Oscar De La Hoya apparently slipping away, knocked out Diobelys Hurtado with a savage barrage to the head in the 11th round at Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday night. Whitaker, trailing on all three official cards, retained the World Boxing Council welterweight title and will fight De La Hoya in a big-money match April 12 at Las Vegas. "I knew I had to keep the pressure on.
January 25, 1997 |
For the first time in 30 years, two women, Heidi Zurbriggen of Switzerland and Isolde Kostner of Italy, shared victory Friday in a World Cup downhill ski race. The rarity occurred at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, where another first-place tie had occurred in a women's super-giant slalom in 1994. Zurbriggen and Kostner each completed the Olimpia delle Tofane course in 1 minute 30.81 seconds. Olympic downhill champion Katja Seizinger of Germany was third, .02 of a second behind the winners.