Tom Cruise re-ignited the debate about psychiatry–its false claims & drug hazards – Florida Medicaid restricts

Tom Cruise re-ignited the debate about psychiatry–its false claims & drug hazards – Florida Medicaid restricts Fri, 01 Jul 2005 Tom Cruise “kicked off a debate over a subject that a lot of people don’t feel comfortable discussing: whether Americans are too . . . Continue reading →

TeenScreen: the Law Suits Begin

TeenScreen: the Law Suits Begin Mon, 13 Jun 2005 Newsworthy developments about the duo-drug promotion scam‹TeenScreen & TMAP: A. The first legal challenge against TeenScreen, the mental health screening scheme that is invading the public school system across the nation, declaring otherwise . . . Continue reading →

Lucrative Drug, Danger Signals and the F.D.A. – NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/10/business/10drug.html?ei=5094&en=5475b3c17e50e692&hp =&ex=1118462400&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print THE NEW YORK TIMES June 10, 2005, front page Lucrative Drug, Danger Signals and the F.D.A. By GARDINER HARRIS and ERIC KOLI Dozens had died and more than 100 patients had suffered serious heart problems by March 1998 after taking . . . Continue reading →

Grassley Pushes FDA: Transparency, Accountability & Independence / Whistleblowers are essential Witnesses

Grassley Pushes FDA: Transparency, Accountability & Independence / Whistleblowers are essential Witnesses Wed, 8 Jun 2005 The FDA has once again demonstrated bad faith when it appointed an industry biased panel to monitor drug safety. The Washington Post reports that FDA safety . . . Continue reading →

Mental Health Tests For Kids Spark Debate – Chicago Tribune

Mental Health Tests For Kids Spark Debate – Chicago Tribune Sun, 5 Jun 2005 The Chicago Tribune has woken to the major debate which is underway about a government-sponsored initiative to increase profits for the psychotropic drug industry and its beneficiaries in . . . Continue reading →

"Lilly is Hiding Negative Information About Zyprexa" – SAPS

“Lilly is Hiding Negative Information About Zyprexa” – SAPS Wed, 2 Nov 2005 From our colleague in Sweden: A published interview with Dr. Curt Furberg, Professor of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and Chair, Steering Committee, and Principal . . . Continue reading →

AHRP Speaks Out

AHRP Speaks Out Dec 12, 2005: Mental Health Screening: A PhRMA Friendly Remedy for Societal Problems. Presentation by Vera Sharav, American Public Health Association Nov 2005: Analysis of S. 1873 – The Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005 . . . Continue reading →

America’s Overmedicated Children – Vera Sherav

AMERICA’S OVERMEDICATED CHILDREN By Vera Sharav YOUTH and MEDICINES in June 1-3, 2005 KILEN: Consumers Institute for Medicines and Health SWEDEN “Forgotten Children” is an investigative report by Carole Keeton Strayhorn,[1] the Texas Comptroller (2004) who uncovered evidence that 60% of children . . . Continue reading →

America’s Overmedicated Children, Presentation by Vera Sharav, Sweden

Forgotten Children” is an investigative report by Carole Keeton Strayhorn,[1] the Texas Comptroller (2004) who uncovered evidence that 60% of children in the Texas foster care system are being drugged with powerful psychotropic drugs, most of which have not been tested in or approved for use by children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges that many of these drugs have serious adverse side effects, both physical and psychological. The Comptroller said she was alarmed that in her review of a single month (November 2003), two powerful antipsychotic drugs — Risperdal and Zyprexa — made up half of the drugs prescribed to foster children in Texas. These two drugs have been approved only for adults for the treatment of psychosis – primarily schizophrenia – yet, she found that children as young as four, were receiving these powerful, mind-altering drugs.

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