What’s a Patient to Think? Prescription for Confusion – NY Times Editorial

What’s a Patient to Think? Prescription for Confusion – NY Times Editorial Tue, 28 Dec 2004 At long last, The New York Times has validated the well-placed anger and frustration that patients feel at having their trust in medicine and the nation’s . . . Continue reading →

Children’s Mental Health in the 108th Congress: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Children’s Mental Health in the 108th Congress: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Wed, 15 Dec 2004 AHRP board member, Dr. Karen Effrem, provides a succinct overview of actions – the good, the bad, and the ugly–taken by the 108th Congress . . . Continue reading →

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Sen Grassley to Offer Mandatory Drug Data Registry Bill Fri, 10 Dec 2004 AHRP applauds Senator Chuck Grassley for spearheading legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to register ALL drug trials and report their results in a public database. Given the record . . . Continue reading →

Texas Foster Care Investigation – Children as young as 3 are drugged with antipsychotics

Texas Foster Care Investigation – Children as young as 3 are drugged with antipsychotics Sat, 13 Nov 2004 The Dallas Morning News reports that Texas comptroller, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, who hade conducted an investigation of the foster care system, concluded that up . . . Continue reading →

US Gov Pesticide Exposure Experiments: Target Children–$970 per child – Wash Post

The Washington Post reports (below) that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to enroll 60 young children in Duval County, Florida – infants to age 3 – exposing them to pesticides to study how the children absorb poisonous chemicals!

In this experiment children will literally be relegated to the status of human guinea pigs. This experimental abuse of children demonstrates what the chemical / pharmaceutical industry buys when it “contributes” funds to government agencies, public officials, scientists and academic institutions.

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FDA Protects Pfizer: Removes Advisory Panelist for Citing Evidence Bextra Similar to Vioxx – WSJ

FDA Protects Pfizer: Removes Advisory Panelist for Citing Evidence Bextra Similar to Vioxx – WSJ Fri, 12 Nov 2004 Even as the Vioxx casualties are still being counted, even as FDA’s conduct is under Congressional investigation, the FDA office of new drugs . . . Continue reading →