New Jersey Foster Children Lingering in Mental Wards Mon, 30 Jun 2003 The New York Times reports that foster children in New Jersey are being dumped in locked psychiatric hospital wards for lack of facilities to which to send them. More than . . . Continue reading →
On June 10, 2003, a panel of experts convened by the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) heard presentations by critics who had filed complaints about $37 million government sponsored, multi-site experiment conducted by major academic institutions participating in the ARDSNetwork, and by the ARDSNet investigators who defend the trial.
The experiment tested two extreme, rarely used methods of mechanical lung ventilation in 861 critically ill, vulnerable patients suffering from acute lung disease (ALD) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Once Misdiagnosed, Writer Teaches Psychiatrists About Treatment – Psychol Today Fri, 27 Jun 2003 An article in Psychology Today is about an incredible story of survival. A teenager misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, then wrongly incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. Mindy Lewis survived for . . . Continue reading →
Rate of Preschool Kids Prescribed Antidepressants Skyrockets – Cong Investigates FDA Fri, 2 Apr 2004 A new survey by Express Scripts found the rate at which American children are prescribed antidepressants almost doubled (49%) in 5 years. The steepest unfathomable, medically unsupportable, . . . Continue reading →
ACNP – a pharmaceutical industry funded association of psychiatrists – claims SSRI Antidepressants don’t increase suicidal behavior Wed, 21 Jan 2004 related links: Reply to ACNP Report – Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. FDA Sham Conflicts of Interest Policy The American College of Neuropsychopharmacologists . . . Continue reading →
June 18, 2003. GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturer of Paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) issued a letter addressed to British Healthcare Professionals, disclosing that the drug was found be linked to serious undesirable effects in depressed children and adolescents under age 18. Below is an excerpt followed . . . Continue reading →
Supreme Court Halts Forced Drugging – AAPS Press Release Mon, 16 Jun 2003 The Supreme Court rules against government efforts to force citizens to take mind-altering psychotropic drugs against their will. The 6 to 3 Supreme Court decision overturned lower district and . . . Continue reading →
Toxicologist Blames Prozac for Wife’s Suicide – UK Fri, 27 Jun 2003 News reports from the UK are awash with cases of drug-induced violent suicidal behavior by patients taking Prozac, Paxil and the other antidepressant drugs in their class–i.e., selective serotonin reuptake . . . Continue reading →