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 →
U S Federal Court ordered an overhaul of mental health care for veterans, who are killing themselves by the thousands each year because of what the court called “unchecked incompetence” of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading →
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."
The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the increasingly dark side of conflicts of interest in academia. Continue reading →
One has been criminally indicted on 13 counts of fraud, 9 counts of money laundering , and theft of $1 million. The other was found to have made a series of "unsubstantiated and/or false" statements and slanderous accusations. Continue reading →
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
MEDSCAPE Anti-Vaccine Proponents Claim Court Paid for Autism Cases Experts Say Erroneous Conclusion Due to False Definition of Autism Robert Lowes May 10, 2011 — A new law journal article challenges the assertion by the federal government that although it has compensated . . . Continue reading →
Project on Government Oversight (POGO) asked NIH Director to take a firm stance against ghostwriting by academics who receive taxpayer funded grants.
An audit by Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of DHHS, confirms what has already been documented: that antipsychotics are widely misprescribed for unapproved uses and taxpayers are saddled with the high cost through Medicaid and Medicare. Continue reading →
The Tribune and The Deccan Herald report (below) that a report submitted by a high level committee appointed by the government of India, after seven girls died while enrolled in an HPV vaccine trial testing the safety of vaccines manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, . . . Continue reading →