Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 15-year-old Boy in Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Seizure Response Service Dog

Peggy, SDWR Seizure Response Dog

SDWR service dogs

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or SDWR, is based in Madison, Virginia

A 15-year-old boy named Johnn David “J.D.” living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida has just received a Seizure Response Service Dog from SDWR.

Last year he was admitted into the hospital where he experienced over a hundred seizures a day.”

— Jhon, J.D.'s father

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A 15-year-old boy named Johnn David “J.D.” living in Royal Palm Beach, Florida has just received an extremely special Seizure Response Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially bred and custom-trained dogs for individuals of all ages with invisible disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Diabetes, or in the case of J.D. — Seizure Disorder. In addition to hundreds of working dogs already placed, there are over 400 families enrolled in SDWR’s program awaiting their service dog delivery.

Peggy, a labrador retriever Seizure Response Dog, has already received countless hours of training through SDWR’s service dog raiser program where volunteers raise puppies in training for approximately one year. The dogs and raisers must follow through the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at the facility in Virginia.

Peggy is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Peggy is named in honor of fallen hero Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester of the Opelousas Police Department in Louisiana who was killed in an automobile accident. Peggy’s work as a Seizure Response Service Dog with J.D. will carry on in memoriam of Assistant Warden Sylvester’s life of service before self.

J.D. was diagnosed at 11 months old and has suffered from seizures his entire life. “Last year he was admitted into the hospital where he experienced over a hundred seizures a day. Subsequently he was medevaced to Miami Children's hospital and the pediatric neurological team decided to surgically remove a small piece of his brain,” says J.D.’s father, Jhon. With Peggy by his side, J.D. is confident that having a Seizure Response Dog will provide him with the independence he needs to face the everyday challenges of living with a seizure disorder.

With the new arrival of Peggy, J.D. will have a four-legged tool that has received foundational training to not only assist J.D. during seizures, but also help him to live a more independent and less anxiety-filled life. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), J.D.’s service dog will be able to accompany her everywhere– from school, to church, and even to soccer practice.

SDWR will continue to work with J.D. and Peggy in their home environment, to train for specific needs he may have. What makes SDWR so unique from other nonprofit service dog organizations is this highly customized and tailored training program. SDWR trainers will continue to return for training sessions with J.D. and his family along with Peggy for the next 18 months every 3-4 months to continue fine tuning Peggy’s skills to best fit their lifestyle and J.D.’s disability.

What sets SDWR apart from other nonprofit service dog organizations, is that they have no age restrictions and none of the enrolled families ever travel in order to receive their service dog or participate in team training. SDWR’s customized training methods and careful considerations are made in order to match every service dog to their “person.” J.D.’s service dog will work with the SDWR trainers over an 18-month training program towards public access training and certification. Through hard work and dedication of the organization and J.D. they must work together to build on training foundations and fundamentals.

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers is a non-profit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure … there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, http://www.sdwr.org. To learn more about Seizure Response Service Dogs visit http://www.sdwr.org/service-dogs/seizure/. To find out how you can volunteer or serve as a service dog raiser visit http://www.sdwr.org/volunteer-opportunities.

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NYSVA Expresses Concern That Suffolk County's Ban on Flavored Vapor Products Will Harm Residents

New York State Vapor Association

Former smokers may begin smoking again if flavored e-cigarette ban passes in Suffolk County, NY.

When the shops close, vapers trying to stay off cigarettes and smokers looking to quit will be left with no alternative.”

— Michael Frennier

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Suffolk County Legislature is moving at breakneck speed to pass a local law prohibiting the sale of flavored vapor products. The proposal, which would only permit the sale of vapor products in tobacco, menthol, and mint flavors, will be debated in the health committee December 13, with a full vote possible as early as December 18.

New York State Vapor Association, representing 700 small, independent vape businesses statewide, submitted testimony urging the Committee to reject the ban. “Elected officials should not ignore the voices of over 10,000 Suffolk County adults who use flavored vapor products to remain smokefree,” stated Cheryl Richter, Executive Director of NYSVA.

“Flavors are vital to helping adult smokers disconnect from the taste of tobacco. Instead of bans that we know will harm adults, county legislators should focus on better enforcement of existing sales restrictions, including more policing of fake IDs, and education of parents and teenagers.”

Suffolk County’s proposal goes far beyond directives recently announced by the US Food and Drug Administration. Last month, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb declared that flavored vapor products would only be permitted to be sold in adult-only brick and mortar locations, and online with strict age verification. Commissioner Gottlieb acknowledged that vape shops do a much better job of preventing sales to minors. He described his policy shift as “a very careful public health balance,” which will decrease availability of vapor products to youth while also still allowing adults to access safer products.

The proposed Suffolk County law would prohibit sales of these products in all retail stores countywide, including the age-restricted vapor retailers that FDA has praised for combating youth access.

NYSVA President Michael Frennier stated, "The 50-plus vape shops in Suffolk are on the front lines helping smokers switch to better lives. Flavors are used by more than two-thirds of vapers and represent between 75-85% of all sales in vape shops.”

“When the shops close, vapers trying to stay off cigarettes and smokers looking to quit will be left with no alternative,” says Frennier, who doubts retail shops will be able to survive if this ban passes.

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Readers Find a New, Wholesome Solution to Depression in Dr. Gregory Jantz’s Book Five Keys to Dealing with Depression

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Depression affects millions of people worldwide, and the number of new diagnoses rises each year. Instead of offering vague self-help advice, Dr. Gregory Jantz provides a more holistic and comprehensive approach to lessening the effects and symptoms of depression.

Dr. Gregory Jantz is a leading author of self-help books after researching and helping people overcome their diverse troubles for decades. He’s a pioneer in holistic care, combining elements of physical, spiritual, and emotional improvements in his teachings. Though he specializes in many concentrated subjects, Dr. Gregory Jantz feels a special calling to help alleviate depression in a growing number of sufferers.

The common solution seems to be prescription anti-depressants or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). They’re more commonly known by generic titles like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft, and are used to regulate serotonin production in the brain.

“These drugs certainly have a place in relieving symptoms of severe depression, but an overemphasis on these drugs does not incorporate alternative approaches helpful for alleviating depression,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz.

Many patients complain that antidepressants have their share of side-effects, including growing disinterest in some activities, heightened anxiety, and fatigue. Instead of relying on these umbrella medications, Dr. Gregory Jantz encourages people to seek out a more comprehensive approach to wellness. His method of healing, a subject he’s pioneered and popularized (called ‘whole-person care’), attempts to uncover the most underlying issues and provide a thorough answer to feelings of depression.

To help readers discover a happier, more wholesome life, Dr. Gregory Jantz uses his revolutionary whole-person care approach to teach readers how to discover controllable factors and make peace with uncontrollable one. This is ultimately what separates his books apart from the countless others as it helps people not only overcome their depression but to find new meaning and a sense of refreshment in their lives.

“It’s not enough to try and treat one angle of depression only to have another underlying issue arise and cause symptoms all over again,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz. “What people need is a holistic solution––a lifestyle change that will improve multiple areas of their lives.”

Some of the approaches to whole-person care are discussed in his book Five Keys to Dealing with Depression. Among other things, Dr. Gregory Jantz encourages

Recognizing Signs of Depression –– When someone is depressed, they give off distinct changes or characteristics that they may not recognize immediately. Common “yellow” symptoms include a loss of enjoyment in activities, feelings of restlessness, a lack of motivation, impatience, and irritability. More severe “red” symptoms include thoughts of suicide or death, and a major shift in appetite or sleeping pattern. Recognizing the signs are crucial to recovery.

Positive Nutrition –– With more knowledge of nutrition, medical specialists are able to treat people from the “inside out.” Proper nutrition can help in reducing inflammation and providing vital nutrients to the brain and nervous system for an improved well-being.

Spiritual Well-Being –– It’s not always the physical ailments that have a depressing effect on an individual. Sometimes there needs to be a deeper and less understood form of spiritual healing to overcome problems that hides in plain sight.

Discover more tips for battling depression and way to take control of your life in Dr. Gregory Jantz’s book Five Keys to Dealing with Depression, available today.

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Doreen Sotelo-Celedon Reveals the Rejuvenating Power of Turmeric

Doreen Sotelo-Celedon

Turmeric is a wonderful, convalescent supplement that holds many benefits and Doreen Sotelo-Celedon is excited to share it with you.

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Turmeric is most commonly associated with curry powder, as it is the most predominant ingredient in the traditional spice. However, there are many medicinal and other health benefits that are lesser known, but equally as predominant. From physical, mental, and even hormonal benefits, turmeric has a plethora of holistic, medicinal uses.

Doreen Sotelo-Celedon has used this powerful ingredient to rejuvenate with much success. Now, Sotelo-Celedon wants to share the capabilities of turmeric with you. Here are some of the ways which turmeric can rejuvenate your life.

Infections (Both Viral and Bacterial)

Yes. That is right. Turmeric is related to ginger, which is a decent natural antibiotic. However, Turmeric is better in many different ways. One of the most important ways this antioxidant is superior to its more common relative is that it helps fight viral infections.

The main substance in Turmeric is Curcuma, which is extremely powerful, but not often found in high concentrations. (That is why taking a supplement is advised.) However, the medicinal properties of Curcuma (Turmeric) helps to fight infection. Even though this method of treatment dates back centuries in Asia, the effects have only recently been widely recognized.

Depression

Turmeric helps to improve brain function. Brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) help the brain function better. Depression is theorized to suppress BDNF. Therefore, by taking concentrated amounts of Turmeric, the brain’s levels of BDNF are regulated. In fact, research shows that Turmeric works as well on some clinically depressed patients as their anti-depression medication. Plus, when taken in addition to prescribed anti-depressants, the results are even more astounding.

Alzheimer’s

Research into Turmeric shows that it is the only known helpful substance that breaks the brain-blood barrier that causes Alzheimer’s Disease. While there is no way to cure Alzheimer’s, medical professionals believe Turmeric helps negate one of the main causes. It is theorized that the protein tangles in the blood (called amyloid plaques) are broken up by Turmeric. Additionally, the anti-inflammation and oxidation effects of Turmeric also help to prevent and slow down the progression of the disease.

Premenstrual Syndrome

There is also research to suggest that Turmeric is great for reducing symptoms of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Due to the theorized, increased release of dopamine and the ability to break down blockages, Turmeric is promising. In fact, some researchers believe that the pain-reduction is as effective as over the counter pain medications.
Since it is natural, if it can replace Ibuprofen and the like, there are many other benefits that go along with it. The most obvious is the long-term effects on the liver. Without the pain medication, there is less of a chance the liver, or any other organ will be compromised, simply to relieve common pain.

In summation, Doreen Sotelo-Celedon could not be more pleased with the results she has experienced with Turmeric. Now, she wants to share this amazing natural wonder with her customers. Visit Doreen Sotelo-Celedon’s website to receive your own turmeric and start feeling better today : (http://mydoterra.com/dceledon)

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E-Therapist Samantha M. Ruth of Never Give Up to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Samantha M. Ruth is a psychotherapist who always sensed this was her calling. Today she runs a counseling business; a business that evolved from her own life transitions and is named Never Give Up. The name bespeaks the way she fights, with such intensity and passion that a client once called her a pit bull. Never Give Up has also been Samantha’s personal mantra as she struggled– to start her career over when she moved to Denver CO for love, with health issues, and then again when she lost her cherished husband in 2017. Having lived through some of what her clients go through might be the reason Samantha connects so well with them—whether they are speaking via texts and emails, on Skype, or sometimes, in person.

Samantha says that when she first came to Colorado with her Michigan therapy license it was hard to carve out a niche there. Her new state had restrictions on how someone with family and school counseling credentials could market themselves. Samantha was viewed as overqualified for some jobs she applied for. Several of the Midwest based clients who relied on her support kept calling and emailing, and thus, her career as an e-therapist was born. Samantha believes it is the wave of the future! Finding one hour a week (or more when needed) is doable for people when they don’t have to walk away from a job or a child, or to travel on snow days. It’s also easier for some people to dig deep and divulge certain issues in an email than when facing a therapist.

Early in her career Samantha worked with teens and their families in a residential setting. She went on to create much success in clinical and educational settings throughout Wayne County Michigan. As a therapist, she has helped clients to cope with anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and more, taking a holistic (rather than medicinal) route whenever possible. She has also handled relationship issues, like the fear of commitment or how to communicate better with one’s partner. Samantha feels having extra support for a transition–such as a new love interest, a career change or a pending marriage–can lead to a healthier relationship or outcome. That kind of transition might involve moving to a strange new place, as Samantha once did.

Samantha married “the man that got away”, the true love she met when she was too young and too involved in her education and career to handle it. Through social media they found each other again in 2013, married quickly, and stayed oh-so-close together to make up for the years in between. Sadly, Samantha’s husband passed away in 2017. Before he went off to work that day, she told Jim “I love you more” and he responded, “I love you most.”

Samantha fought back from grief and loss, just as she had fought illness and for her career. She keeps moving on and recently was hand-selected to train with Jack Canfield and learn the Success Principles methodology. She looks forward to attaining her certification soon and meanwhile keeps fighting for clients and their life goals. The main idea for clients is to know that you are worth it, and to never give up!

CUTV News Radio will feature Psychotherapist Samantha M. Ruth in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Friday Dec. 14 and Jim Masters on Friday, Dec. 21, both at 12:00 Noon EST.

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If you have questions for our guest, please call (347)996-3369

For more information about her, or Never Give Up and its services, visit https://nevergiveup.care/

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Kelly Lynch of Platinum Practice Solutions to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SANFORD, MAINE, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — If most dentists had their choice, they would sit down at their treatment areas and take care of patients all day long, but if you are an independent practice owner, you have to take time away from patient care to run a viable business.

Kelly Lynch is the founder of Platinum Practice Solutions. A dental practice coach and speaker, Kelly works with all dental health professionals to help them become the best that they can be for their patients and their patients’ care.

“I look at what is missing, what they need from me in order to achieve the growth they're looking for,” says Kelly. “A lot of it has to do with enhancing their communication skills.”

Recently retired following 25 years as a dental practice office manager, Kelly works with established practices and start-up practices to enhance all systems, including marketing.

“You need happy, loyal, paying patients,” says Kelly. “I help with their marketing, so they can get the type of patients they're looking for, especially if they have a niche where they are doing specialty dentistry, whether it be sedation dentistry or a dentist that can do all modalities of dental work.”

Kelly starts with a great marketing program, getting their name out into the community so they become familiar with the doctor and the team. Every dental practice is unique, yet they all have one thing in common, everyone on the team interacts with the patient. Kelly works with the entire team on communication, operational systems and exceptional customer service skills, helping to create a culture that is felt by the patient the minute they walk into your office. From the first phone call to the completion of treatment, the patient will feel the uniqueness of your practice. As patients start coming in, she helps you leverage that trust and confidence into a fantastic word-of-mouth referral program so patients are going out into the community, talking to their friends and coworkers.

This September, Kelly published her book: 10 'KNOWS' to Get to YES: Elevate your Dental Practice through Patient Centered Care, available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. She is a lifetime member and fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management and is also a member of the Speakers Consultant Network.

“I created Platinum Practice Solutions in 2015 with the goal of doing speaking presentations,” says Kelly. “I want to teach people. I want to stand up on stage and speak to people. I want to help practices be the best they can be.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Kelly Lynch in an interview with Jim Masters on December 14th at 1pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Platinum Practice Solutions, visit www.platinumpracticesolutions.com

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Hear from PFS industry leaders from big pharma, government bodies & top manufacturers

11th Annual Conference and Exhibition on Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices in just over a months’ time on the 16th-17th January 2019 in London.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This premium event will feature over 100 selected senior pre-filled syringes experts from leading PFS markets, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, UK, USA and many other countries.

Event attendees will gather to discuss solutions to accelerate PFS development and technology advancements, as well as explore innovations for platform systems of injectable delivery devices, and assess the impact of digitalisation, patient-centricity and the regulatory compliance which make up such core components within the PFS sphere. This event provides the perfect platform for networking and knowledge sharing amongst delegates.

The speaker line up for 2019 will include top decision makers from the likes of MHRA, Novartis, SCHOTT, Sanofi, MSD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Janssen, Biogen and more!

A full agenda breakdown and further information can be accessed at
www.pre-filled-syringes.com/einpr4

Further benefits of Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices 2019 include:

• Listen to Mathieu Rigollet, Senior PFS engineer, Roche on the control strategy developed for a combination product in his case study
• Hear from a regulatory perspective as Veronika Ganeva, Quality Assessor – Biologics, MHRA takes a look at the current challenges industry is faces and what lies ahead in times of change
• Debate the primary packaging material for injectable drug devices; Glass vs Polymers with
Novartis, MSD, SCHOTT and GSK
• Assess the power of digitisation in patient engagement with a spotlight presentation given by Justin Wright, Global Head of Innovation, Novartis

Running alongside the conference will be two interactive workshops which will take place on the 15th January.

Workshop A: HOW TO ENHANCE USER EXPERIENCE OF CONNECTED DEVICES FOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS. Led by Shannon E. Clark, Principal, UserWise, Inc.

Workshop B: BODY WORN INJECTORS: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF PARENTERAL DRUG DELIVERY. Led by Sergio Malorni, Senior Consultant, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd

For further information on the workshops and the hosts, please visit:
www.pre-filled-syringes.com/einpr4

Spaces for both the conference and workshops are limited and filling up rapidly, therefore it is advised to register as soon as possible.

SMi’s 11th annual 2018 Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices Europe conference and exhibition will take place on 16th & 17th Jan at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London UK.

Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at www.pre-filled-syringes.com/einpr4

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For media enquiries contact Jinna Sidhu on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 688 / Email:
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Sponsors of Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectable Drug Devices Europe 2019 include:

Eveon, Fruh, Harro Hoefliger, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Mikron, Nemera, Nelson labs, Nipro PharmaPackaging, Owen mumford, PHC Corporation, Schott, Zeon, Zwick Testing Machines

For details email director Alia Malick at amalick@smi-online.co.uk

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Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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Formulation and Preclinical Development of QBM-001 for Pediatric Nonverbal Disorder in Autistic Children

Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO)

Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO)

Acceleration Biomedical Technologies from Incubation to Monetization

Acceleration Biomedical Technologies from Incubation to Monetization

Denis D Corin CEO Q BioMed Inc

Denis D Corin CEO Q BioMed Inc

Collaboration with SRI Provides QBioMed Expertise in Formulation Development and Preclinical Work in Autism, as well as CMC and Manufacturing capability

Q BioMed (OTCQB:QBIO)

We are pleased to have found both experience with autism models and expertise in formulation of products like QBM-001 in SRI International,”

— Denis Corin, CEO Q BioMed Inc.

NEW YORK, USA, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO), a biotechnology acceleration company, is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement with SRI International to provide formulation development, preclinical development, and early clinical manufacturing of QBM-001, in support of Q BioMed’s Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) drug development program for non-verbal or minimally verbal autistic children.

SRI has broad expertise in solving formulation, drug delivery, and characterization challenges of small molecule drugs and biologics. The formulation team, led by Dr. Gita Shankar, is experienced in the development of novel formulations that have reached clinical trials. They are currently developing a formulation for QBM-001 with relatable chemical properties and formulation requirements.

The preclinical studies for QBM-001 will be led by Dr. Stephen Morairty and his team in SRI’s Center for Neuroscience. Dr. Morairty and his colleagues are experienced in working with several preclinical autism models.

“We are pleased to have found both experience with autism models and expertise in formulation of products like QBM-001 in SRI International,” said Denis Corin, CEO of Q BioMed Inc. “This important step will be the catalyst for several milestones for QBM-001 over the next few months as we prepare clinical product for the trials we anticipate starting in 2019.”

QBM-001 targets toddlers with pediatric developmental nonverbal disorder, where an underlying commonality may lead to developmental delay, an autism diagnosis and eventual nonverbal or very minimally verbal capability for the rest of their lives.

About Pediatric Development Nonverbal Disorder
There are approximately 18,000 new cases of pediatric developmental nonverbal disorder in the US each year and a similar amount in Europe. The majority of the children are diagnosed as young children and fall within the autism and epilepsy spectrum disorders. Individually, the economic cost for toddlers that become non- or minimally verbal is 10 Million on average per person over a life span. Collectively, an estimated $200 Billion is spent yearly on individuals who have become nonverbal in the US. Not all individuals who become nonverbal will benefit from QBM-001. However, with validated biomarkers, testing from trained specialists and genetic testing, children who fall into this targeted population can be identified, and will have a higher likelihood of responding to treatment.

About SRI International
SRI International creates world-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. SRI Biosciences is a well-established, trusted source for a wide array of contract services under the highest industry standards. With deep scientific resources and expertise, we take R&D from idea through the start of human clinical trials.

About Q BioMed Inc.
Q BioMed Inc., ”Q“, is a biomedical acceleration and development company. We are focused on licensing and acquiring undervalued biomedical assets in the healthcare sector. Q is dedicated to providing these target assets; strategic resources, developmental support, and expansion capital to ensure they meet their developmental potential, enabling them to provide products to patients in need‏. Please visit www.qbiomed.com and sign up to receive regular updates. Follow us on social media @QBioMed.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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CCHR to Host Attorney Summit on Florida Mental Health Law

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The Florida chapter of CCHR

The Florida chapter of CCHR

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

Restoring Human Rights and Dignity in the Field of Mental Health

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is hosting a continuing legal education event on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys next month.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit watchdog organization dedicated to restoring dignity and human rights to the field of mental health, is hosting a continuing legal education event on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys next month. The free event, being held on January 25th from 1-5pm at the headquarters for CCHR located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in downtown Clearwater, will cover strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law.

Commonly called the Baker Act, Florida’s mental health allows for men, women and children to be taken into custody and held for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state and in the 16 years from FY01/02 to FY16/17, involuntary examinations more than doubled. [1]

Attendees of the event will hear from attorneys Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Carmen Miller, a former Public Defender now in private practice specializing in Baker Act cases and Kendra Parris of Parris Law. Also speaking will be the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

“Over the past several years changes have been made to the Baker Act which specifically better protect the rights of children and hosting this event will help educate defense attorneys on these changes as well as successful actions in defending clients being held for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Stein.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse prompting CCHR Florida in 2016 to launch a campaign for the purpose of educating Floridians on their rights under this law.

To learn more about the Baker Act or to reserve a seat at the next seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Annual Report http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf

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CCHR Calling for Greater Protection of Elders from Baker Act Abuse

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is calling upon lawmakers to protect senior citizens from unlawful involuntary psychiatric examination.

Seniors, especially those with dementia, are being taken from their homes or care facilities for psychiatric examinations when they don’t actually meet the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to exposing human rights violations, is calling upon lawmakers to protect senior citizens from unlawful involuntary psychiatric examination.

The overall mental health law in Florida, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, allows for the legalized involuntary examination of senior citizens. When a Baker Act occurs an elderly person can be sent against their will for an examination and the receiving facility is then legally allowed to hold the senior for up to 72 hours. According to the Annual Report on the Baker Act, released in June of 2018, there were 199,944 involuntary examinations in 2017 — more than doubling from 2001 — with over 7 percent of the initiations on persons 65 years of age or older. [1]

“CCHR is very concerned that the Baker Act is being abused. Seniors, especially those with dementia, are being taken from their homes or care facilities for psychiatric examinations when they don’t actually meet the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

Over 14,000 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2017, forcing the stress of physical transport to Baker Act facilities on these seniors. It is well documented that transferring an elderly person, and specifically one suffering from dementia, puts them at risk for depression, anxiety, and similar behavior disturbances, which may then result in the senior being treated with unnecessary psychotropic drugs which come with many side effects. [2]

Moreover, senior citizens who find themselves admitted for psychiatric evaluation are sometimes later informed that the criteria for Baker Acting was never met, that there was no evidence of mental illness, and instead it was found by clinical staff the senior simply needed rest, proper nutrition, or an adjustment to baseline medication. [3] [4]

Additionally, polypharmacy, which is the concurrent use of multiple medications, has doubled in the past decade among retirement-age Americans despite warnings from geriatric medical organizations. In fact, the number of office visits resulting in multiple pharmaceutical prescription has risen from 1.5 million in 2004 to 3.68 million in 2013 — more than a 50% increase — with rural areas showing the highest surge. Those diagnosed with dementia are even more susceptible to polypharmacy and specifically psychotropic drugging. According to the Office of the Inspector General, 304,983 elderly nursing home residents in the U.S. were given dangerous and often deadly antipsychotic drugs, 88% of which were prescribed off-label for dementia. [5] [6]

“Many retirement-age Americans are taking at least 3 psychiatric drugs but yet don’t have a mental health diagnosis on record,” said Stein.

For more information on the protection of elder rights under the mental health law, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] https://hernandosun.com/Baker_Act_A_Dementia_Dilemma_7_29_16
[3]http://www.heu.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research_reports/HEU_Literature_Review_Sept23_2002.pdf
[4] https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/November-2010/A-Real-Issue-for-Many-Individuals-With-Dementia
[5] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/health/psychiatric-drugs-prescriptions.html?_r=1
[6] https://www.cchrint.org/issues/protectelderly/

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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