Linguistic Tinkering with Regulatory Terminology Increases Risk of Harm for Children

A cornerstone of the Declaration of Helsinki (adopted by the World Medical Association in 1964, and reaffirmed on Oct. 2000) is the distinction between research that is intended to be "therapeutic" (potentially beneficial) to the subject and "nontherapeutic" research, which is not intended to be beneficial to the subject. The U.S. Code of Regulations affirms that distinction for research involving children (45 CFR 46 Sections 405, 406), and the U.S. Code affirms that distinction for the military (10 USC 980).

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The Prison as Laboratory_2002

"The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential," reads the Nuremberg Code of 1947, which was drafted in direct response to the sheer barbarity of Nazi-era medical experiments on Jews and other captive groups. Continue reading →

MAD IN AMERICA – important new book

January 7, 2002 FYI MAD IN AMERICA (Perseus Press), a new book by Robert Whitaker, a prize winning science journalist, is sure to cause a stir. Whitaker holds psychiatry’s feet to the fire by examining the evidence in the professional psychiatric literature, . . . Continue reading →