Presentations

There are three presentations: 1) Know Your Drugs, which is shared in this video,  2) Preventing Another Opioid Crisis, and 3) How to Prevent Mass Shootings.

KNOW YOUR DRUGS

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David Carmichael, Executive Director of Canadians for Vanessa’s Law, delivering the Know Your Drugs presentation at a 30-minute Brown Bag Lunch for employees of a company just outside of Toronto, Canada.  After the presentation, David facilitated a discussion about prescription drug safety including how having employees who make informed choices about prescription drug use will enhance wellness, reduce absenteeism (including long-term disability), and improve productivity.

PREVENTING ANOTHER OPIOID CRISIS

Preventing Another Opioid Crisis provides insight into the fraudulent concealment of negative clinical trial data by pharmaceutical companies and how they falsely promote the benefits of prescription drugs, which David learned a great deal about before filing a lawsuit in October 2011 against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to put the antidepressant Paxil on Trial. His lawsuit was ultimately dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada in April 2021 based on a statute of limitations argument from GSK.

David delivered Preventing Another Opioid Crisis before each public discussion about prescription drug safety during his Cross-Canada Tour, which started on April 19, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and ended on June 23, 2022 in Victoria, British Columbia. His tour was promoted by CTV W5Real Life (Australia), Windsor StarGlobal News (Calgary), and 640 Talk Radio (Toronto).

HOW TO PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS

How to Prevent Mass Shootings describes how the side effects of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) cause suicide, violence and homicide. At the end of his presentation, David will be screening the 2017 BBC documentary A Prescription for Murder? about Aurora Theater shooter James Holmes, which includes an interview with David and his daughter about his 2004 homicidal psychotic episode three weeks after starting the SSRI Paxil.

The calm psychotic behavior of David, which is similar to many mass shooters, is captured at the beginning of his interview (16:28 in the film) when he shakes the hand of the forensic pathologist after he was introduced to him by a homicide detective, shortly after being arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of his 11-year-old son, Ian. David describes his calm, organized homicidal behavior and connection to school shooters in this 2018 Mad in America blog post.