Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson’s_BBC

Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson’s_BBC October 2, 2002 In 1989 Dr. George Ricaurte (Johsn Hopkins University) reported that MDMA (Ecstasy) the party drug used at all night dances (“raves”) caused neurotoxicity, long-lasting brain damage in non-human primates at doses . . . Continue reading →

OHRP Retreats from Providing Public Info re: Compliance Activities

August 26, 2002 OHRP Retreats from Providing Public Info re: Compliance Activities FYI A newly posted announcement by the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP), dated July 15, rescinds the agency’s announced policy of making public the content of its letters of . . . Continue reading →

HMO physician applauds Spitzer’s focus on information bias / NYT blind spot

HMO physician applauds Spitzer’s focus on information bias / NYT blind spot Sun, 20 Jun 2004 The affirmation by a Kaiser Permanente physician, Dr. Kate Scannell, that NYS Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, deserves applause for his “bold and courageous” lawsuit, is an . . . Continue reading →

FDA Forced Wyeth to REMOVE Suicide Warning from Effexor Label

FDA Forced Wyeth to REMOVE Suicide Warning from Effexor Label Wed, 8 Sep 2004 The Wall Street Journal reports that FDA officials forced Wyeth to remove the label warning stating: “In pediatric clinical trials, there were increased reports of hostility and, especially . . . Continue reading →

Lilly duloxetine drug trial–19 Quit after a suicide – Philadelphia Inquirer

Lilly duloxetine drug trial–19 Quit after a suicide – Philadelphia Inquirer Fri, 13 Feb 2004 19-year old Teri Johnson’s suicide occurred one week after an FDA advisory committee had urged the FDA to issue warnings about prescribing antidepressant drugs for children under . . . Continue reading →