Pfizer Lawsuits: Zoloft / Neurontin Concealed Evidence: Suicide Risk/ Lack of Efficacy

Pfizer Lawsuits: Zoloft / Neurontin Concealed Evidence: Suicide Risk/ Lack of Efficacy Mon, 26 Jul 2004 On July 23, 2004, a citizen’s consumer protection lawsuit was filed against Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for concealment of evidence and deceptive marketing of the antidepressant Zoloft. The . . . Continue reading →

US Epidemic: Controlled Prescription Drug Abuse–Teen Drug Abuse Triples in 10 Years – CASA

US Epidemic: Controlled Prescription Drug Abuse–Teen Drug Abuse Triples in 10 Years_CASA Sat, 9 Jul 2005 “Our nation is in the throes of an epidemic of controlled prescription drug abuse and addiction,” said Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA’s chairman and president and . . . Continue reading →

Clinical Trials Controversy Spotlights Flawed System – Psychiatric News

Clinical Trials Controversy Spotlights Flawed System – Psychiatric News Mon, 19 Jul 2004 Recent independent analyses of the published and unpublished SSRI antidepressant pediatric data submitted by manufacturers to the FDA reveal not only that a disparity exists between published and unpublished . . . Continue reading →

Law Suits and Court Decisions

Law Suits and Court Decisions Sep 15 2005: FDA Amicus Curiae–Kallas–claims FDA infallibility pre-empts state safety laws (warning: 1.6 MB file) Aug 6 2004: Psychiatrist Scolds the APA After Winning Distinguished Fellow Award/ NYC Sues 44 Pharma Companies Aug 5: Pfizer issues . . . Continue reading →

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest: Profits vs Safety Congressional Investigations US Senators Pharmaceutical industry holdings, 2004: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/SenPharma.pdf Oct 12: How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Oct 4: Op Ed: Psychiatry on the Ropes–WP / Evidence-based Psychiatry Oct 3: BBC PANORAMA . . . Continue reading →

FDA Failed to Enforce Law Requiring Drugmakers to Disclose Test Data – WashPost

FDA Failed to Enforce Law Requiring Drugmakers to Disclose Test Data – WashPost Tue, 6 Jul 2004 A front page article in The Washington Post reports that the FDA failed to enforce the law that requires drug companies to disclose ALL clinical . . . Continue reading →