Heart Valve Rings Slip Through FDA Loophole

FDA’s lax approval process for medical devices has shielded  surgeons and manufacturers who have made a killing from a lucrative business venture. FDA has even awarded the seal of approval years after the rings were implanted in patients while still in the experimental stage–without their knowledge or informed consent. Continue reading →

Petition to FDA: Withdraw Aricept 23mg Immediately

Public Citzen petitioned  FDA Commissioner to immediately removal from market Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept  23 mg dose, because of serious safety hazards and failure to demonstrate efficacy. The petition also urges FDA to add a label warning on Aricept and generic donepezil (5 mg and 10 mg) stating: "Use of 20 mg per day is counter indicated."

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Author of Ghostwritten Paxil Study Ran for Canadian Parliament

Dr. Stan Kutcher, a co-author of a widely disseminated–now discredited ghostwritten report–“Study 329”–who ran for Canadian Parliament, The Coast, a small Canadian newspaper, retracted and then apologized for a story that highlighted  about the benefits of the antidepressant, Paxil, for children.

 

professor of psychiatry who penned his name to aghostwritten report

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